Focused Health Care’s In-Home Care Services

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MY PLACE

    • Cleaning
    • Home-cooked meals
    • Pet-space cleaning
    • Shopping
    • Arranging for home maintenance such as lawn mowing or gutter cleaning
    • Arranging for tradies to complete minor repairs
Health

MY WELLBEING

    • Personal care
    • Nursing care
    • Connecting you to our network of allied health professionals
    • Helping you follow care plans (e.g. doing your physio exercises)
Happiness

MY COMMUNITY

    • Social outings
    • Companionship
    • Arranging for hairdressing
    • Transport (fee per km)
    • Carer’s break (respite)
    • Pet care

What are the benefits of in-home care?

There are many ways that in-home care can be of benefit to you and your family.

Stay in your own home

In-home care helps you stay in your own home and live as independently as possible, for as long as possible. It means that you can stay in your familiar surroundings, with your existing support and social networks.

Have energy for things you enjoy

In-home care also means that you can save your energy for the activities you enjoy, with the people you love, rather than spending that energy on chores like cooking, cleaning and laundry.

Make your house safer

A professional carer may also be able to limit potential risks to you around your home. Their knowledge and experience means that they can identify risk factors that you or your loved ones may not even think to consider, such as trip hazards.

Support your family

In-home care can help provide support for families that are providing care for loved ones while also managing other commitments such as work, children or sports. This helps find the right balance and prevent carer burnout and fatigue.

How does in-home care help older Australians?

In-home care services help seniors maintain their independence and quality of life as they age. This means that you can spend your time with the people you love instead of worrying about the laundry or cooking.

Support carers can help manage your medication, making sure you take your necessary medicines at the right time, as well as helping with personal needs like showering, dressing and grooming. If necessary, our carers can also arrange in-home medical services provided by our registered nurses.

Our carers understand that driving and transport can be difficult for older people, and so can provide and arrange transport to and from appointments, meetings and social events.

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How does in-home care help people living with a disability?

If you are living with a disability, it may impact your daily tasks. However, with the support of in-home care you may be able to continue living independently.

In-home care supports people with disabilities by helping with:

  • Household tasks and home maintenance
  • Modifications to your home and/or car to make it more accessible
  • Help with choosing the right aids and equipment and then training you how to use them correctly
  • Helping with travel so that you can still go to school or work, or engage in social activities.

How can in-home care help after hospitalisation?

If you have been in hospital, chances are you are looking forward to the comfort of your own home. If you have had an illness, injury or surgery you will have probably started your rehabilitation at hospital, but that doesn’t mean you have to remain there for the rest of your rehab period.

In-home rehabilitation support helps you feel more like your old self, strengthens you, and helps prevent the same problem from occurring again. Your rehab team will likely include allied health professionals such as physiotherapists or occupational therapists. In-home carers can help you follow and complete the exercises they set out for you, making sure that you are completing therapy without injuring yourself.

Read our guide to rehabilitation support at home.

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How do I choose an in-home care provider?

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of companies in Australia providing in-home care so it can be difficult to pick which one is right for you or your loved one.

The provider you choose should meet the NDIS Practice standards or the Aged Care Quality Standards, and they should have carers who are experienced, flexible and respectful.

10 Questions to ask before engaging a home care service provider

How much does in-home care cost?

Much like the inclusions of your care package, the cost of your in-home care will vary greatly depending on your needs. When you talk to our team, we will be able to take your specific circumstances into account to provide you with an accurate quote for your relevant services.

Download our guide to financing in-home aged care

How do I access in-home care?

There are many ways you can access in-home care services. The method of access and funding will depend on your age, needs and specific situations.

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