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Self-managed Home Care Packages: are they right for you?

self-managed home care packages

Taking on a self-managed Home Care Package can give you direct choice and control. Not paying for a case manager can leave you with more funds to spend on care services. You’ll need to consider carefully if the choice is right for you. While the fees may be significantly lower when self-managing, the work involved can be significant. Consider where you want to spend your time.

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What different types of home care services are available?

different types of home care services

It’s natural to worry about loved ones as they get older. It’s important a loved one maintains their independence and home care services do not take away from this. Rather, a little bit of support at the right time can make a big difference to keeping someone independent and at home. Is it time you asked for help? You can choose from a range of different types of home care and home health services, to keep seniors well at home for longer.

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Carers' evidence on aged care

aged care royal commission

Caring for seniors has a significant impact on a carer’s life. When I gave evidence at the Royal Commission on Aged Care, I acknowledged it’s a burden I willingly endured to delay my nanna’s placement into residential aged care for as long as possible. The same is true for many families. To ease overwhelm in providing aged care at home, it’s crucial to plan ahead and avoid being caught out by the long wait times for services. Becoming informed about home-based aged care supports earlier ensures you’re prepared for the help you need, when you need it.

Read more: Carers' evidence on aged care

Should I continue home care services during COVID-19 restrictions?

home care services during covid-19

It’s so important to look after your health while remaining at home. But some of our clients are concerned about what to do about in-home aged care services during COVID-19 restrictions.

At Empower Aged Care we’re continuing to help clients access home care services during the current pandemic. In-home services and healthcare are considered essential services and these important services can continue to be delivered during this time.

If you’re wondering if you should continue home care services during coronavirus restrictions, here’s what you need to know.

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Six reasons to consider home care services before they are needed.  

consider home care services

Home care services provide practical assistance and / or rehabilitation for an older person at home.

When the time comes when you or a loved one needs care at home, the need for support might be urgent. Yet, if you haven’t planned for it, searching for options, choosing the right home care service provider, and waiting for eligibility can be frustrating and stressful.

It’s worthwhile putting a little thought into what you might do.

Read more: Six reasons to consider home care services before they are needed.  

What is a Home Care Package?

What is a home care package

Gone are the days where a nursing home was your only option to receive assistance when things got tough.

Now, there is more help available for remaining at home as one ages. The government has introduced Home Care Packages (HCP) to help more people access support.

Read more: What is a Home Care Package?

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