“Staff are the epitome of what you want in an aged care provider who go above and beyond for individual client needs.”
Laura, Home Care Services Client
Social interactions and meaningful friendships are important at any stage of life. We understand how beneficial personal connections can be, in particular social activities that are designed around your individual needs, interests and abilities.
Catholic Healthcare's Social Support Services are aimed at helping you maintain your friendships and social networks. Our carers are chosen carefully and trained thoroughly to provide the best level of care appropriate to your needs.
We understand that it's not often easy to socialise or try something new. Our carers can support you to join new group activities, whereby you feel comfortable in your social settings and build your confidence.
Popular group activities run by Catholic Healthcare include:
- Art therapy
- Group social outings
- Singing and dance groups
- Yoga and exercise classes
- Book clubs
- Morning and afternoon teas
- Walking groups
- Trivia and quizzes
Peer Support Groups
Support groups are available through Catholic Healthcare which foster a sense of belonging and support through life challenges. Joining one can assist in a range of important aspects including your basic nutritional, exercise and recreational needs.
For more information, visit our pastoral care services page. Our supportive Care Coordinators can give you guidance and spiritual comfort in times of loss and grief.
Catholic Healthcare’s Companionship Service allows you to get out and have some fun, meet old friends and make new ones, with the help of your Community Worker.
Choose any activity you wish to do with your Community Worker for any amount of time. This might include:
- Having a cup of tea and a chat
- Going for a drive to the beach or taking a walk in the park
- Going shopping or doing gardening together
- Getting lessons on your smart device like an iPhone or iPad
Home Care Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Home Care?
We understand there’s no place like home. That’s why we offer a wide range of in-home aged care services so you or your loved one can remain living independently at home. From making daily tasks easier with transport to the shops, cooking or cleaning to improving health and wellness, clinical services and more, we’re here to help you maintain your lifestyle at home for longer.
Home Care Services (also commonly referred to as in-home care) can be Government subsidised under either the Commonwealth Home Specific Programme (CHSP) for basic level care, or Home Care Packages (HCP) for multiple or more complex requirements.
2. What will it cost?
The cost of aged care is different for every individual and is determined by the Australian Government based on your financial situation -please see their handy fee estimator calculator at https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/how-much-will-i-pay.
3. What types of Government subsidies are available?
To understand what government subsidies are available and how these work, please click here to read HCS: Fees, Caps & Government Subsidies.
4. What’s the difference between CHSP and HCP?
For more information, please click here.
5. Who will provide my care
There are many approaches we take to ensure the right Care Worker is matched to you depending on your needs and preferences. We employ Care Workers based on their qualifications, skills, experience and alignment with our company’s mission and values. We also have case management expertise and ongoing reviews of your care needs by our experienced Care Advisors to ensure your maintaining your health, independence and lifestyle at home for longer.