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When you are the Carer for your ageing loved ones
Being present as a parent or spouse ages in place can be difficult and if you find yourself having to take on the role of family Carer you will be faced with many unique challenges. Seeking the right support for yourself in this new role can make all the difference to you and your loved ones. Help is at hand with Home Care Assistance Central Coast.
When is the right time for home care?
Knowing when a loved one who is ageing in place needs additional care and support can be difficult to determine. Sometimes it is quite apparent, such as following an injury or sudden change, but at other times the cues may be subtle. Alterations to eating habits, signs of memory loss, changes to energy levels or difficulty in taking part in daily activities can all be signs that extra assistance could help someone live a more fulfilled and less effortful life. If you’ve noticed any changes in behaviour, increased frailty, or perhaps want to sense check some changes you are noticing in your elderly loved one, the team at Home Care Assistance Central Coast are ready to help.
Respecting our ageing loved ones
Research shows that 80% of older Australians prefer to age in the comfort of their own home rather than an aged care facility*. We all want what is best for our ageing loved ones, and to respect their choices, so if we find ourselves having to make choices on their behalf, it can be challenging. At Home Care Assistance Central Coast, we exist to support you and your loved ones in observing their clear preferences to age in place.
Although preferring to stay at home, for some people, the thought of having Care workers in their home might not initially align with their sense of privacy or independence, resulting in resistance to the idea. Home Care Assistance Central Coast can support you with strategies to help alleviate any concerns or fears and make the transition to receiving support easier on you and your loved ones.
Home care funding options
In Home Care services can be privately funded, but there are also options that can be fully or partially government funded such as Home Care Packages, the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and Carer Gateway respite.
Private pay Home Care
At Home Care Assistance Central Coast, we have extremely competitive hourly rates to assist you should you choose to pay privately for in home care services. There can be many reasons for choosing this payment option, such is if you need care urgently, you only need care short term, or you simply don’t want Government agencies determining the level of care needs.
Home Care Packages
The Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)
Carer Gateway Respite
When you are a family Carer, this program can provide emergency respite care at short notice if you find you are suddenly unable to give care or support e.g., you are ill or injured. Phone 1800 422 737 to learn more.
How to apply for home care funding
The first step is to call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or apply for an assessment online.
To complete the online assessment, you will need Medicare card details and to nominate the primary contact person for your loved one. The primary contact will be required for a face-to-face meeting to better understand the support needs. You can find out more about the types of assessments, what happens, and how best to prepare for it here.
What happens once funding is established?
Once your funding is established, be it private or government subsidised our Home Care Assistance Central Coast team will work alongside you and your loved one to create an individualised plan focused on a full life experience. Find Your Central Coast NSW team here.