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Dec 19, 2023

What to expect when receiving home and community aged care

Tags: Home Care

Aged Care worker having tea with a retiree at his home for some companionship.

As the golden years unfold, many individuals find solace in the familiarity and comfort of their homes. One key aspect of Home and Community Aged Care, often referred to as in-home care, is the emphasis on maintaining independence and quality of life in their own home and in their community.

Rather than focusing solely on medical interventions, aged care providers strive to empower individuals to continue living life on their terms, creating an environment where the elderly can thrive.

From personalised assessments and collaborative care planning to fostering independence and involving family members, the focus is on creating an environment that promotes a fulfilling and dignified ageing experience.

 

Help at home looks different for different people

Aged care plans are tailored to everyone. Recognising and respecting the unique requirements of each person ensures that the assistance provided is not only effective but also enhances their overall well-being, fostering a sense of comfort and security.

  • Some individuals may require a more hands-on approach and assistance with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and meal preparation.
  • For others, the focus might be on medical care, including medication management and regular health monitoring.
  • Companionship and social engagement play a vital role in the care of many, with caregivers providing emotional support and facilitating opportunities for interaction with the community.

Open communication with care providers, regular updates on the individual's well-being, and involvement in decision-making contribute to a more holistic and effective care experience.

For a full list of aged care services provided, visit our ‘Home Care Services’ page or download our Ageing Well brochure.

For more information on costs and government funding, head to our Home Care Funding and Costs page or call our team on 1800 448 448.

 

By understanding what to expect, individuals and their families can navigate this transition with confidence, ensuring a higher quality of life in the later stages of adulthood.

 

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