Home Care Assistance

Aged Care Services at Home

Home care provides the essential support your loved one needs and the peace of mind you deserve. Home care also plays a key role in the recovery process resulting from illness or injury.
  • Hourly Care
  • 24 Hour Care
  • Hospital to Home
  • Specialised Care

Care for your loved one: An invaluable support

Mum has a fall and everything changes.

If you have older family members, you may have lived through this experience or one like it. Home care can make all the difference when something like this happens and help to prevent a crisis such as a fall or wandering out of the house from happening.

  • Cooking and light housekeeping
  • Laundry and changing bed linen
  • Grocery shopping and errands
  • Companionship and exercise
  • Bathing, dressing and grooming assistance
  • Transportation to medical appointments, the supermarket or pharmacy
  • Assisting with walking and transferring from bed to wheelchair
  • Status reporting to family
  • Medication reminders

When would home care be useful?

Home care can be a vital lifeline. Read Ann’s story:

Ann is a spritely 93-year-old who lives with her husband in their own home. Ann’s husband, Jim, has early-stage dementia and she has been his primary carer. She cooks the meals, does the housework and still drives to the shops for groceries. Ann gets a simple cold which then turns into pneumonia. Ann is hospitalised for two nights and receives IV antibiotics and fluids since she is also dehydrated. When she goes home, Jim is completely overwhelmed with the task of taking care of her. Ann’s daughter decides it is time for home care to help them. She makes enquiries to arrange 24-hour care. The Carer reminds Ann to do her breathing exercises, encourages her to drink water and makes nutritious meals. Having care for Ann speeds up her recovery while also keeping Jim happy and healthy.

What can home care assist with?

There is so much that Home Care Carers do that is vital for the support of those wanting to maintain their independence including:

Companionship and Socialisation

Isolation and loneliness are recognised as an increasingly serious and growing problem for older Australians. In-Home Carers provide conversation and encourage socialisation. They can also be a nurturing and comforting companion and re-instill meaning and purpose in life.

Not all family carers are able to be a 24-hour support or companion to an ageing family member. The option of an in-home Carer relieves the burden for families who still want to provide support, but can’t be there every day.

Nutrition and Hydration

Nutrition and hydration are critical to health and recovery. Dehydration is a serious problem and can result in frequent hospitalisations if it is not managed. Poor nutrition has also been implicated in slower recovery from illness and an increase in hospitalisation. Carers can shop for food, encourage fluid intake and make meals. They can also reinforce and track any special dietary requirements.

Heart and Lung Health

Supporting seniors in light exercise and healthy eating can benefit their overall heart and lung health. Carers can also encourage deep breathing to prevent pneumonia and in some cases, check blood pressure.

Transportation and Errands

Transportation is a significant challenge for many people. Most of us know of an older person who continues to drive, despite feeling that this may no longer be the best choice. Although it is hard to give up driving, having an alternative can make the decision easier. In-Home Carers can provide this valuable service, whether it is to attend important appointments or for socialising.

Dressing, Bathing and Transferring

You may have had the experience of being physically limited by an accident or injury. If you have had this experience, you know how challenging it can be to do seemingly simple things like get dressed or shower, not to mention cook, clean or drive. This situation is made even more challenging the older we get.

Having home care services means a Carer can assist with these routine daily activities. Things like getting out of bed, showering, getting dressed and also monitoring mobility. In-home Carers can also help someone transfer from the bed to the toilet. Whatever the task, home care for the elderly bridges the gap that is often needed in order to offer safety and support in a familiar environment.

Light Exercise & Movement

A Carer can help reinforce and encourage light exercise and physical therapy activities. Movement after illness or surgery is critical to healing. Physiotherapy gets people on the right track but in most cases, there is an expectation of in-home activity and exercise by the individual. A in-home Carer can monitor those exercises to make certain they are done safely and adequately to ensure positive progress.

Rehabilitation and Recovery

Recovery for most of us means getting back to our previous level of functionality. Recovery in older adults generally takes longer and other co-occurring medical conditions can complicate the rehabilitation process.

An In-Home Carer can be an invaluable support for recovery in any number of situations including hospitalisation, an illness, a rehab stay or general decline that results in frailty. A good care plan developed the Home Care Assistance Care Team with feedback from the family and individual, can encourage a safe rehabilitation journey to recovery.

Choosing the right Home Care Provider
Choosing the right Home Care service for you or your loved one can be challenging, and it can be hard to know if all the support you require now and into the future is appropriately catered for. To help you work through the selection process, we have developed our Home Care Company Checklist to assist with due diligence and selecting the right care requirements for you or your loved one.
We help people Live Well, where they prefer - At Home
Home Care Assistance South East Melbourne provides customised care to older Melbournians so they can live happier, healthier lives at home. We champion the needs of seniors with a positive, empowering approach to ageing that celebrates independence, dignity and quality of life. Our Care Workers receive exceptional training, support and resources to deliver an unmatched care experience.

Paying for In-Home Care

Our focus is on creating close, trusted relationships with families and designing personalised plans that evolve to meet the needs of each person over time, and this can be more affordable than you think!

Personal care and assistance can be covered under government programmes such as Home Care Packages, NDIS & Commonwealth Health Support Program (CHSP). Please note, there may be a gap and small contribution to pay, as the Australian Government may not fund the full cost of the program.

Contact us today to discuss how we can work with your family’s budget to deliver a complete plan of services.

  • Total Peace of Mind
    We understand the trust you place in us and do everything possible to ensure that the home care experience is worry-free for all concerned.
  • Community Connections

    We are the trusted partner of reputable care professionals within communities we serve. We pride ourselves on connecting older Australian’s to the best care solutions for them - even if it’s outside our service offerings.

  • Elevated Quality of Life

    Our Balanced Care Method™ emphasises a healthy mind, body and spirit. We believe that with the proper car we can help older Australians live happier, healthier and more fulfilled lives.

  • Trusted Expertise

    We are experts in all aspects of home care, from family dynamics to nutrition, around-the-clock care to dementia. We ensure all our team are trained to the highest standard possible and have the support and resources to deliver an unmatched care experience to meet the needs of each individual and their families.

  • Long Term Relationships

    We believe the best way to deliver exceptional care is to focus on building long term, trusting relationships between Carers, individuals, and their families.

  • High Quality Care
    We go above and beyond to deliver high quality care for families who want and expect, the very best for their ageing loved ones.

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Home Care Assistance SE Melbourne can help. Call Our Team today for your complimentary in-home assessment.

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We have been with Home Care assistance for last three years. I am impressed by the diversity of the services, they provide.I had few carers but the carer, Shweta, has been coming to us for last two... years, has been a Godsend. She pushes him to do the things which i am unable to. It’s a compliment to Homecare assistance to employ professionals of that standard.No matter what problem I incur, all I have to do is to ring the agency..The eagerness and understanding towards the need of the client is amazing.I would recommend Homecare assistance to anyone and everyone, who requires assistance in all aspects of life.In my case i am grateful of the help i am getting to look after my husband.read more
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