Home Care packages

Our home care services can help Spanish speaking seniors with some of the things they are finding difficult to manage of their day to day life.

Home Care Packages are individually tailored packages of care that aim to help seniors achieve their goals and meet their needs of care to stay well, healthy and safe at home for as long as they can.

What kinds of assistance is provided by a home care package?

General Support Services

  • Assistance and transport to help you do the shopping, attend medical appointments and social activities.
  • Respite Care.
  • Doing the cleaning and laundry.
  • Gardening and home maintenance.
  • Staying connected with your activities, interests, friends and community.

Personal Assistance

  • Preparing meals.
  • Assistance with showering and dressing.

Help to stay Healthy

  • Nurse visits
  • Seeing professionals like physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dentists and podiatrists.
  • Providing items to help you get around, look after your personal hygiene and stay safe.

How are Home Care Packages delivered?

A Spanish speaking case manager will work with you to get the support you need to remain living independently at home. Our care manager will visit you at your home to talk about:

  •  Your goals.
  •  What is important to you to make your life as easy as possible
  •  What sort of things might help you to improve your day to day life
  •  What support you need to remain safe and well at home
  •  How do you want to be supported and when and where you want that support to be available.

Once you and the case manager have worked through your goals, interests and preferences, the next step is to make a service plan that includes the services an assistance you would like to receive. The service plan will include exactly what will be provided, who will provide it, the timing and frequency and the cost of the services you will receive.

What can our care managers do for you?

  • Conduct assessments and care planning.
  • Coordinate and monitor your care, support services and medical appointments.
  • Work with you to preserve your independence.
  • Make referrals to other support services.
  • Help you prepare administrative and legal documents.
  • Help you find the resources to meet your goals and needs.
  • Stay in touch with you to ensure that services are beneficial.
  • Listen to your concerns and work with you to find different ways to address them.

Why choose us?

  • We speak your language and understand your culture.
  • We give great importance in selecting bilingual staff who are caring, reliable and genuinely passionate about working with the elderly.
  • All our staff are qualified in aged care.
  • We are the sole provider of government funded aged care services that are culturally appropriate to the Spanish speaking community of Victoria.
  • We have more than 35 years of experience providing community services.

Who can access a Home Care Package?

The home care packages are targeted at frail older people. However, in some cases, younger people with disabilities or dementia may be eligible.

Eligibility to receive a home care package is determined by the Aged Care

Assessment Team (ACAT). The ACAT is made up of skilled and experienced people who will conduct a multidisciplinary and comprehensive assessment, taking account of a person’s physical, medical, psychological and cultural care needs.

If deemed eligible, ACAT will identify what level of care the person has been approved to receive. There are four levels of Home Care Packages ranging from packages that support people with basic care needs to people with high level care needs.

The ACAT assessment is free of charge and can be requested by a general practitioner o directly by the person. If you would like help in arranging an assessment please contact us on 03 9318 2949.

For more information about Home Care Packages you can call us on 03 9318 2949 or visit My Aged Care

Acknowledgement

This program received funding from the Federal Government (Department of Social Services)