When you are the Carer for your 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 Sydney City and East, 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 Sydney City and East 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.
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.
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.
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.
Once your funding is established, be it private or government subsidised our Home Care Assistance Sydney City and East team will work alongside you and your loved one to create an individualised plan focused on a full life experience. Find your local team here.