Aged Care Services Sunshine Coast

Aged Care Services Sunshine Coast

Aged Care Services on the Sunshine Coast

Being a senior can bring lots of joys – time with family and friends, pursuing your favourite hobbies, volunteering in your community, doing the things you love. But sometimes life can be difficult, especially if you’re struggling with daily tasks.

The good news is that you’re not alone. Home Caring offers personalised care services to seniors on the Sunshine Coast. We can help with things like getting dressed, housework, going shopping, and moving around your local area. And we’re a registered aged care provider, so you can use your Home Care Package to access our services.

Home Caring Sunshine Coast provides:

  • Personal care (e.g. assistance with bathing)
  • Domestic assistance
  • Grocery shopping assistance
  • Meal preparation
  • Transport to activities
  • therapies from allied health professionals (e.g. physiotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, podiatry)
  • Clinical care at home
  • 24-hour nursing care and complex nursing care
  • Respite care and transitional care to give family members a break
  • Continence management
  • Social support, outings, and companionship
  • Specialist dementia support
  • Home modifications
  • Mobility aids and assistive technology
  • Exercise classes for better health and wellbeing
  • Garden maintenance and minor home repairs
  • Palliative care and support for families
  • Mental health support and counselling services
  • Health education and wellness programs
  • Cultural and language-specific services

About Us

Home Caring helps seniors on the Sunshine Coast live independently through compassionate care services. We deliver tailored care plans that take care of your needs, while helping you along your aged care journey.

  • Create a care plan that is personalised to you and your needs.
  • Receive flexible, professional care from friendly locals you know and trust.
  • Your care, your way – we’ll help you in a way that makes you feel valued and empowered.
  • Minimal aged care fees means affordable care that makes the most of your government funding.
  • Receive ongoing assistance from care professionals with experience caring for a wide range of conditions.

Our Team

Home Caring’s Sunshine Coast care team has plenty of experience providing senior care in the home environment. Here’s what you can expect from us.

Quality care – our highly qualified carers meet the highest standards, providing exceptional customer service for people in the community.

Experience – we have experience providing care for a wide range of health conditions, such as dementia, diabetes, mobility issues and more.

Flexible – as providers of aged care services on the Sunshine Coast, we provide flexible care that fits in with your schedule and lifestyle plans.

Personal – we’ll take the time to get to know you and understand your needs, so together we can build a partnership based on trust.

Empowerment – we collaborate with you, working with you to deliver care that meets your needs and suits your circumstances

Plenty of heart – our compassionate staff provide empathetic and quality care, treating each of our clients as if they are our own.

Searching for quality My Aged Care providers on the Sunshine Coast? Home Caring provides in home aged care on the Sunshine Coast that helps you enjoy a happy, healthy life. To find out more, please get in touch with our lifestyle teams.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I need aged care services?
What care level options does a Home Care Package offer?
How do you apply for home aged care services on the Sunshine Coast?
What are my options if I need help, but don’t want to move into an aged care home?
What is a Home Care Package?
How long will I have to wait for a Home Care Package?
I think my loved one needs aged care at home. How can I help them?
Can I receive aged care services in Australia if I speak a language other than English?

How do I know if I need aged care services?

Working out if you need aged care services can depend on different factors. Here are a few indicators that may mean you would benefit from getting some help.

  • Difficulty with everyday tasks – if you find it challenging to perform daily activities such as bathing, dressing, cooking, or managing household chores, it may be a sign that you could benefit from aged care services, or 24hr onsite staff.
  • Health conditions and medical needs – if you have specific health conditions that require regular medical attention, monitoring, allied health services, or assistance with medication management, aged care services can help with independent living.
  • Safety concerns – if you’re worried about your safety at home, such as the risk of falls, accidents, or difficulty moving around, aged care services can help by implementing safety measures and providing assistance when needed.
  • Social isolation – of you feel lonely or don’t have a support network to help you, aged care services can offer companionship, social events, and opportunities to engage with others.
  • Carer burnout – if your primary carer, such as a family member, is experiencing significant stress or struggling to provide adequate care, aged care services can offer respite care or additional support.

Looking for My Aged Care respite on the Sunshine Coast? Home Caring provides quality aged care services to help you or your loved one with daily living. To explore care services & support with us, please get in touch with our qualified team.

What care level options does a Home Care Package offer?

If you want to explore alternatives to aged care facilities, there are four different levels of Home Care Packages available, providing different amounts of funding based on your needs.

A level 1 Home Care Package offers basic support for those with low care needs, while a level 2 Package funds additional services if your care needs are higher. Level 3 Home Care Package provides support for people with moderate care needs, while a Level 4 Home Care Package offers the highest level of support available under the Home Care Package program.

Looking for experienced aged care package providers on the Sunshine Coast? Home Caring’s dedicated teams provide high quality care that you can trust. To find out more about an aged care vacancy, please get in touch.

What are my options if I need help, but don’t want to move into an aged care home?

Moving into an aged care facility is one way to get the help you need, as you grow older. But if you don't want to move into nursing homes, there are other ways you can get support for everyday life.

Here are some options for you to consider:

  • Home Care Packages – this is a national program that provides funding from the government to help pay for a coordinated set of services that support you at home. Services can include personal care, cleaning, nursing support, allied health therapy, transportation to activities, and social support
  • Commonwealth Home Support Programme – the CHSP provides basic help for older people who want to stay at home, at a lower level than a Home Care Package. They offer services like personal care, meals, transportation, home maintenance, and social support.
  • Assisted Living villages – these are retirement living options where you can live independently, but access help if you need it. Unlike residential aged care, you can choose an apartment or a villa and get services like meals, cleaning, laundry, and personal care, as you need them.
  • Aged care – home service in the community. Local community groups sometimes offer services to help older adults, like visiting programs, meals, social activities, and transportation. These services can be different in each area, so check with your local council to see what’s available.

To get help, you usually need an assessment by a special team to figure out what kind of support you need. To start exploring your options, you can contact My Aged Care, a government service that can give you more information and help you find long-term care available in your area.

Home Caring provides quality My Aged Care home care packages on the Sunshine Coast to help you live independently at home and prevent moving into aged care prematurely. If you need aged care services at home on the Sunshine Coast suburbs, we’d love to help. Please get in touch for a free consultation with our care agency team.

What is a Home Care Package?

The Australian government helps seniors by offering subsidised home care services through the national Home Care Package program. These packages provide a variety of services to make daily life easier for older people. They can include personal care, help with household tasks, specialised care for dementia, transportation to medical appointments, nursing care, garden and home maintenance, mobility equipment and social activities to prevent loneliness.

These packages are designed to be flexible and give you the power to choose the care you want. You can also adjust the services according to your changing needs, and switch to more intensive care if needed in the future.

Need a qualified aged carer is Sunshine Coast? Find the aged care process overwhelming? Home Caring provides Home Care Packages to help you with daily living. To learn more about in house aged care on the Sunshine Coast, please get in touch.

How do you apply for home aged care services on the Sunshine Coast?

To access government-funded home care services, you need to go through an assessment conducted by an ACAT (Aged Care Assessment Team) assessor. You can apply for an assessment by visiting the My Aged Care website and answering some basic questions about your current situation, health, and any support you already have. Alternatively, you can call 1800 200 422 or ask someone to apply on your behalf. Set aside around 20 minutes to fill out the form, and make sure you have your Medicare card handy.

Once you send in your application, you may be referred for an ACAT assessment that will take place in your own home. Before the assessment, gather your identification documents (like your Medicare card and driver's license) and any doctor referrals you have. You can also have a support person with you during the assessment, if you prefer.

During the assessment, the ACAT assessor will discuss your needs, any health issues you are concerned about, address any questions you have, and help you create a support plan. They might also ask you to fill out a form if you're being assessed for home care or residential care. This is a great time to ask any questions you might have about the aged care process, aged care costs, care planning, and what level of care you might benefit from.

After the assessment, you'll receive a letter explaining the outcome. If you're eligible for a Home Care Package, you'll be assigned a level indicating the amount of funding you'll receive for your services. However, you might have to wait in a queue until a package becomes available to you. In the meantime, you can start doing your research and looking for a home care provider that suits your needs.

Are you looking for professional aged care support services on the Sunshine Coast? Home Caring offers My Aged Care packages on the Sunshine Coast. For more information our services, please get in touch.

How long will I have to wait for a Home Care Package?

If you are eligible for a Home Care Package, you will be placed in a national queue until one becomes available to you. How long it takes to be allocated your package depends on the level you are eligible for, as those with higher or more urgent needs are given priority.

If you are average priority, the estimated wait times is 1 to 3 months, according to the My Aged Care website. If you need assistance sooner than that, you can apply for a lower level of funding through the Commonwealth Home Support Program. The CHSP provides entry-level services such as personal care, domestic assistance and transport. Although the number of services is less than what is available through a Home Care Package, it may be able to tie you over until your package becomes available.

Need aged care assistance at home on the Sunshine Coast? Home Caring is proud to provide personalised aged care home care on the Sunshine Coast’s suburbs. To find out more about our tailored approach to aged care, please get in touch with our aged care consultants.

I think my loved one needs aged care at home. How can I help them?

Having a conversation with a loved one is an important first step towards helping them get support, but it can be hard to know how to start. Here are some guidelines that might help.

Choose a safe and familiar place to talk. Find a comfortable environment, like their home, where you can have a conversation without distractions. Make sure everyone can hear each other well, and feels comfortable enough to speak honestly.

Listen to them carefully. Give your loved one a chance to share their feelings and worries about aged care. Listen carefully without interrupting and try to understand their point of view. Repeat back to them what they've said to show that you're paying attention.

Share information if they're interested. Do some research beforehand, maybe on the My Aged Care website, and share what you've learned about available aged care services. Answer their questions or guide them to reliable sources of information. If they're okay with it, offer to help them research their options.

Ask about their preferences. Ultimately, it's up to your loved one to make aged care decisions for themselves. Find out what they prefer, such as staying at home, moving to an aged care residence or retirement community, being close to friends and family, receiving care at home, or getting help from an aged care worker. Help them make choices based on what matters most to them.

Offer ongoing support and love. Reassure your loved one that you're there for them and that you care about them, regardless of their decision. Let them know they don't have to face it alone and that you'll support them in the way they prefer.

By following these suggestions, you can have a meaningful conversation with your loved one and show them that you're there to support them in their journey through aged care.

Looking for aged care on the Sunshine Coast’s suburbs? Home Caring provides individualised in house aged care on the Sunshine Coast suburbs to help you with everyday tasks. To find out more about our dedicated care teams, please get in touch with our aged care experts.

Can I receive aged care services in Australia if I speak a language other than English?

If you or your loved one speaks a language other than English, you can still access a wide variety of aged care options in Australia. Aged care providers – whether home care companies or residential facilities – often have staff members who can speak different languages to help clients who don't speak English. They may have translators or people who can speak your language, to make sure you or your loved one receives culturally appropriate care.

The government also provides translation and interpreting services through the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National). This service helps people who need to talk to the government or use government-funded services. They offer interpreters who can help you on the phone in different languages.

Are you looking for bilingual My Aged Care service provider on the Sunshine Coast? We’re happy to help. Home Caring provides culturally appropriate services on the Sunshine Coast suburbs, so you can enjoy quality of life, no matter your background. For more information, please get in touch with our friendly staff. We're also NDIS providers, and meet the needs of people of all ages.

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