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Caring for Ageing loved ones
When is the right time for care?
It is not always easy to determine exactly when an ageing loved one needs further support. Should a sudden event like an injury occur, the need for care can be obvious, but often the signs are not as obvious. Things like changes in eating habits, memory loss, changes in energy levels or difficulty in taking part in day to day activities can all be indicative that extra assistance could benefit someone to live an easier and more fulfilled life. If you notice changes in behaviour or increased frailty give the team at Home Care Assistance South East Melbourne a call to find out how we can help.
Respecting our ageing loved ones
Research shows that 80% of older Australians prefer to age in the comfort of their own home rather than in an aged care facility*. At Home Care Assistance South East Melbourne, we support you and your loved ones to respect this preference and provide personalised and compassionate in-home care services.
Our services support and maximise independent living, but some people may initially feel that their privacy and independence is at risk if they take on in-home care support. Home Care Assistance South East Melbourne understands these feelings and can support families and individuals to help alleviate any concerns or fears about in-home care support and make the transition to receiving care an easier one for everyone.
Home care funding options
In home care support can be paid for privately, but there are also options that are fully or partially government funded such as Home Care Packages, the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and Carer Gateway respite.
Home Care Packages
The Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)
Carer Gateway Respite
Obtaining funding for Home Care
To understand your eligibility and funding options, the first step is to call My Aged Care on on 1800 200 422 or you can apply for an assessment online.
To complete the online assessment, you will need Medicare card details and to nominate the primary contact person for your loved one. The primary contact will be required for a face-to-face meeting to better understand the support needs. You can find out more about the types of assessments, what happens, and how best to prepare for it here.