Benefits of Home Care when recovering from illness or injury
For many older people, the transition from hospital to home can be challenging at times. During the recovery period, many older people often struggle to complete tasks such as driving, household chores and personal hygiene on their own. Therefore, they often require assistance from home care services to assist with some of these tasks.
Some of the tasks that our home care support staff can assist with include
- Support with taking medication.
- Assistance with personal care tasks such as showering and dressing.
- Social supports
- Meal preparation
For clients that have more complex care needs post-hospital, Home Care Assistance SE Melbourne can also organise for either a registered nurse or an enrolled nurse to provide one-off, short term or regular support as part of our in-home nursing program.
Some of the services that nurses can assist with include.
- General nursing assessment
- Wound assessment
- Diabetes and Insulin Management
- Continence management and catheter care
- Allied health referrals
At Home Care Assistance SE Melbourne, we will work with you and your medical team to ensure that you receive the best post-hospital care to suit your needs.
If you would like more information or support when applying for the Home Care Package subsidy, feel free to contact one of our care managers on (03) 9005 1159.