“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 help you stay connected to your community and social network.
We understand how beneficial personal connections can be, whether it’s taking part in enjoyable social activities that suit your individual needs, interests and abilities, or just knowing that someone is ‘popping in’ to spend time with you.
Our social support services are aimed at helping you maintain your friendships and social networks.
Our carers will encourage and support you in taking part in our social and community activities that are of interest to you.
We appreciate that not everyone finds it easy to socialise or try something new, that’s why we support you in joining in group activities, helping you feel comfortable in social settings and enabling you to build your confidence.
Just like meeting a group of people with the same interests, we can facilitate an opportunity for you to enjoy your favourite hobbies in the company of like-minded people. Some of the group activities you might be interested in include:
- Art and Craft Making
- Singing and dance groups
- Yoga and exercise class
Meaningful and purposeful individual connections
We recognise each person deserves personal, individually-tailored care. That’s why our carers are chosen carefully and trained thoroughly to provide the best level of care appropriate to your needs. We understand that developing a meaningful and purposeful individual connection with you is the key in enriching your life.
Peer support groups
Support groups are available through Catholic Healthcare which foster a sense of belonging by supporting people through life’s challenges, joys and sorrows. Support groups assist in a range of important aspects including your basic nutritional, exercise and recreational needs.
We also offer pastoral care services supportive care coordinators who offer guidance and spiritual comfort in times of loss, grief and difficult times of life.
Sometimes, staying at home for long periods of time can leave you feeling lonely and unsafe. Our carers consider these circumstances and ensure that our daily check ins assess how you are personally feeling, so your independence and lifestyle can continue the way you choose. A daily telephone call from a volunteer to check in to ensure you are feeling at your best is one of our simple services that put our people at the forefront of our business.
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.