Home care in North Melbourne
Often, we don’t notice how much we do on a day to day basis at home until we get to a point where even the most basic or menial tasks become more difficult. At Home Caring, we offer flexible home care packages that cover everything from personal care to specialist nursing and disability and dementia care. Whether you need a hand with washing, cooking, or getting dressed, or you have a relative who requires round-the-clock care, we can devise a suitable plan for you.
We offer an extensive range of home care services in North Melbourne, including:
We understand that it can be upsetting and frustrating to feel like you can’t go about your daily business at home when tasks like showering and preparing meals become more complex and time-consuming. At Home Caring, we offer a comprehensive personal care package, which is designed to enable people to live as independently as possible and to enjoy the comfort and familiarity of home. Our experienced team of caregivers is there to assist and support, rather than to take over, and we hope to build our client’s confidence and ensure that they feel safe and comfortable at all times. Our personal care services include:
- Showering, bathing and bed baths
- Assisting with toileting
- Dental care
- Helping with hair styling and applying makeup
- Preparing meals and cooking
- Making drinks and snacks
It’s incredibly important to us that we provide a personalised service for all our clients, and we take the time to get to know families so that we can work to a routine or incorporate preferences or habits that will help to make the transition to home care smoother and ensure the best possible outcomes. If your relative has a favourite meal, or they like to have a cup of tea and a snack at the same time every morning, for example, we will make use of this information. Often, the little things make a huge difference.
In addition to providing personal care, we offer home care packages that are geared towards clients who require a higher level of assistance and nursing services. If your loved one takes medication on a regular basis, they use a hoist to get into the bath and they need help with mobility, we have experienced caregivers on hand to provide expert domiciliary care services. All our packages are tailored to the individual client based on the findings of their assessment, recommendations from health professionals, and also their personal preferences. Our home care services also include light housework, help with shopping, and assistance with getting out and about and engaging in community-based, social activities.
Dementia care in North Melbourne
It is estimated that more than 400,000 people in Australia have dementia. Dementia is a progressive condition, which can cause a diverse range of symptoms and signs. Our dementia care services improve quality of life at the same time as providing partners and families with peace of mind that their loved one is in safe hands. We have a team of experienced caregivers with expertise in dementia care, and we provide an array of services to benefit individuals and their carers.
In addition to in home care in North Melbourne, which covers everything from nursing to personal care, we also provide a host of therapies, including reminiscence and validation therapy and music and memory therapy. We often find that personalised music programmes help to make clients feel calm and relaxed, and they can also stimulate memory recall and help people to connect with family and friends through memories and positive associations. Reminiscence therapy is another option that has proven hugely successful for dementia sufferers. This form of therapy involves using pictures, sounds and pieces of music to trigger memories and enable people to recapture feelings and emotions associated with them.
Disability care in North Melbourne
Coping with the demands of life at home can be tough when you have a disability. At Home Caring, we understand that our clients want to live independently, and we provide services that enable them to do this safely and securely. Our disability care services range from mobility assistance to personal care, and we offer bespoke solutions with flexible packages. We can offer everything from hour-long calls a few times per week to 24-hour care, and we are an approved NDIS provider.
Home Caring offers specialist palliative care in North Melbourne. Providing first-class standards of care, we have a team of compassionate caregivers on hand to support and assist those approaching the final stages of their life. We prioritise comfort and we care for clients in a way that champions dignity. We look after our clients in the same way we would our own families, and we treat every client with the utmost respect. Our palliative team works with health professionals to assist with day to day tasks, manage pain and provide emotional support. All our palliative caregivers receive advanced training in end of life care to ensure optimum outcomes for clients and their families and friends.
We know that time is precious, especially if you have a loved one who has a terminal illness. It can be incredibly difficult to find the time to support and care for a family member when you work, or you have children or other relatives to care for. Our respite care services are designed to enable you to take a break and have a little bit of time to yourself. We understand how difficult it can be to enlist the help of others to take care of somebody who is special to you, and we have established a reputation based on compassion and professionalism. We’ll be there to help you and your loved one when times are tough. Our respite services enable you to have time off, but they also enhance the quality of the time you have with your relative or friend.
Flexible care packages in North Melbourne
Are you searching for respite care in North Melbourne or have you got questions about which domiciliary services are available in your neighbourhood? At Home Caring, we design flexible, person-centred care packages that respond to the individual needs and preferences of the client. We offer everything from hourly calls to overnight care and 24-hour assistance, and we can adapt and modify packages in line with changing requirements or demands. The services we provide can be adjusted to suit each client, and we are committed to providing a client-focused service, which takes the individual’s routine, habits, hobbies, interests, and personal preferences into account. If your father has a favourite snack or your mother likes to meet up with friends for a coffee every Wednesday afternoon, we’ll do everything we can to create care plans that promote happiness and contentment, as well as encouraging independence. For many people, routine is very important, and we don’t want to upset the apple cart or cause confusion.
The nature of in home care means that we often have to make adjustments. If there are any changes in your family member’s health, or their mobility is deteriorating, for example, we can modify the package to better tend to their requirements. We will always discuss any changes with clients and their families.
Caregivers that really care
If you’re looking for a home care provider for a loved one, it’s understandable to be apprehensive. At Home Caring, we recognise that it can be difficult to hand over the care of a family member to somebody else. We are very proud and honoured to care for clients in North Melbourne, and we have a rigorous recruitment process, which is designed to filter out caregivers who have the right attitude and character traits, as well as practical skills, training, qualifications, and experience. We look for people who are compassionate, patient, caring, and kind, and we go about our job with enthusiasm and passion. We know how important familiarity is to many of our clients, and we match every service user with a group of carers to ensure continuity of care and build relationships.
How can I find out more?
If you’re interested in domiciliary care in North Melbourne, and you’d like to find out more about our services and care packages, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We offer a complimentary consultation, which enables us to get an idea of the kinds of services that are required, and we can carry out assessments and arrange further meetings to design and implement a package that is ideal for your loved one.
To learn more and speak to one of our friendly team members, call 1300 875 377 today.