Every now and then, we all need a helping hand. When you care for a loved one who lives with a disability or an incurable illness, it can be a demanding and turbulent experience. It is not only logistically complicated, but emotionally draining, especially when it is managed alongside a day job or running a household of your own. Even the most selfless and giving people on the planet need the weight to be lifted from their shoulders now and then.
That’s where we come in.
At Home Caring Lifestyle and Health Solutions we aim to provide quality care for the people who mean the most to you, in the place that’s best for them.
We work with patients, their families and teams of expert caregivers to provide home care to patients in Carlton and other suburbs all over Melbourne.
Bringing quality care to the people of Carlton
We completely understand why those with serious or debilitating conditions would prefer to remain in their Carlton homes. It is, after all, a beautiful neighbourhood. Known as the “Little Italy” of Melbourne, it is famous among Melburnians for its fine Italian dining, pizzerias and trattorias.
It boasts a wealth of stunning 19th century architecture, including the stunning Royal Exhibition building and has a warm, friendly atmosphere that has drawn residents for generations. Whether residents are dining in one of Carlton’s many wonderful restaurants, shopping in the exquisite shops of Swanson Street or simply enjoying the gorgeous scenery of the Royal Botanic Gardens, the warmth and beauty of Carlton have a great deal to offer residents.
And that’s really important! When someone close to us requires professional care, it’s up to those around them to afford them the best quality of life possible. Where better to bring them that than in familiar and beautiful surroundings?
That’s exactly why we’re so passionate about the services we offer. Although we are now also able to offer residential care at our new facility, we recognise that for many of our patients, home care is more conducive to their physical and mental wellbeing and their quality of life.
Quite simply, we aim to bring care, comfort and dignity to the people of Carlton where they can be at their best… In the comfort of their own homes. We know exactly how disruptive a clinical diagnosis, surgical procedure or the onset of dementia can be for patients and we aim to provide services that give them the care and support they need while also affording them a level of normalcy that can aid their recovery and allow them to maintain their identity and dignity.
You’ll find that we offer outstanding home care for patients with a wide range of conditions including…
Age and Dementia Care
We know just how difficult it can be to provide care for the complex needs of those with dementia and other age related conditions. It can be extremely difficult knowing how best to take care of them when they can be uncommunicative, unresponsive or even aggressive. What’s more, it can be extremely emotionally trying seeing a loved one’s personality recede as dementia sets in.
Fortunately, you are not alone. Our highly skilled team are able to administer effective care to patients with dementia to help them navigate the challenges of day to day life with care, compassion and professionalism. We understand the stress and anxiety that patients with dementia often endure and while remaining in familiar surroundings can be comforting and helpful, we provide services like Reminiscence Therapy and Validation Therapy to help ensure that our patients with dementia enjoy the very best quality of life in the place they feel most comfortable.
We also understand the value in helping our elderly patients take care of the day to day tasks which can become too challenging to keep on top of in their advanced years, from shopping, cleaning and tidying to preparing delicious home cooked meals. Needless to say, we can also help with more sensitive duties like dressing, bathing and visiting the toilet, with the utmost dignity and discretion.
With our help, patients with age related conditions, including dementia, can stay independent for longer and enjoy the very best quality of life. Those closest to them also enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that their loved ones with dementia are as healthy, happy and well cared for as possible.
We provide expert and comprehensive home care solutions for patients with a wide range of disabilities to ensure that they get the quality of life they deserve no matter what their condition. We have decades of experience working with patients with a range of chronic and debilitating conditions including;
Motor Neurone Disease- We understand the complex needs of patients with this degenerative condition. We provide care for patients with all variants of this condition including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Progressive Bulbar Palsy (PBP), Progressive Muscular Atrophy (PMA) and Primary Lateral Sclerosis. We understand how trying and frustrating this condition can be both for sufferers and those closest to them. That’s why we provide them with a range of personal and medical care solutions from the comfort of their own home.
- Huntington’s Disease- Our experience with Huntington’s Disease has taught us how devastating a diagnosis can be to patients and their families. Yet, the truth is that those with this sadly incurable condition can still lead rich and happy lives with the right care. We provide the knowledge, expertise, warmth and compassion to help Huntington’s patients to live their best lives in spite of the condition, providing practical and medical assistance when needed and advising patients on how best to cope with the changes in their bodies as the condition progresses.
- Arthritis- While millions of Australians suffer from Arthritis, few are aware of just how much of a difference the right care can provide. We are able to make the lives of those with arthritis easier and more comfortable while allowing them to remain as happy, healthy and independent as possible. We provide caring, highly knowledgeable and dignified care for patients with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and even juvenile arthritis.
If you’re a primary caregiver for someone close to you, it can be an extremely demanding life that takes a toll on your physical and mental health. While you do it because you are motivated by love and compassion, it’s okay to admit that even you need a break every once in a while. That’s why we offer a wide range of flexible respite care services to give you some much needed rest and relaxation. You’ll be able to take much better care of your loved one when you are able to take some time for yourself every once in a while.
Post Operative Care
When a patient has a serious surgical procedure, it can take a long time for them to fully recover. What’s more, their lifestyle and habits in the wake of the procedure can play a huge part in them making a complete recovery. With this in mind, we provide extensive post-operative care for patients recovering from surgery.
We provide a comprehensive program of post operative care encompassing everything from pain medication management to ensuring that the patient enjoys a healthy diet that facilitates quicker healing. We also help out around the home in whatever way is necessary to ensure that the patient is able to safely and completely recover free from stress and pain.
Palliative care is extremely important for those patients who, despite the advances on modern medicine simply aren’t going to get better. Where a condition cannot be cured, even if it is terminal we can provide effective palliative care to help patients to remain happy, healthy and dignified whatever the effects of their condition.
We can help with all aspects of palliative care including diet and exercise, social and lifestyle enhancement activities, medication and pain management. With our palliative care solutions, patients can live their best lives for as long as they have with us.
Why choose Home Caring?
Leaving a loved one in the care of a care service provider is not easy. It requires an understandably huge leap of faith in the organisation. We understand that completely, which is why we have worked tirelessly to earn the trust of our patients and their loved ones. With over 20 years’ experience in the care industry we are perfectly placed to give patients with a range of needs the very best standard of care and the very best quality of life.
Everything we do is founded on these simple values:
- Care: A client-focused approach which puts our patients first.
- Quality: We constantly strive to bring the highest quality to our service and build value for our clients.
- Innovation: Great care should never stand still. That’s why we’re committed to an innovative approach that is always striving to better meet patients’ needs.
- Excellence: Our goal is always to exceed clients’ expectations through exceptional care and customer service.
If you’d like to know more about how our extensive range of treatments can help someone you love, get in touch with us today to arrange a free consultation!