It is not always easy to determine exactly when an ageing loved one needs further support. Care needs following an injury or sudden change can be obvious, but sometimes the indicators are subtle. Changes in eating habits, memory loss, energy levels or difficulty in taking part in day to day activities can all be signs that extra assistance could help someone live an easier and more fulfilled life whilst ageing in place.
Hiring a professional Care Worker offers family members several different benefits, but most importantly, adheres to the wishes of the vast majority of seniors who want to live in the comfort and familiarity of their own home for as long as possible. A professional Care Worker not only respects an individual’s choice and independence but can ensure that ageing in place is a fulfilling, safe, and happy time for your loved one as well as a stress free time for you to focus on quality time together.
A professional Care Worker providing in home care means your loved one does not have to adhere to a strict and unfamiliar schedule in their daily life, as would perhaps be expected in an aged care facility. Your loved one can live to the beat of their own drum, with their own timetable that suits them and will be supported and respected, whilst having their care responsibilities shouldered.
Families who hire professional Care Workers can maintain and focus on the special relationship they have with their loved ones ageing in place without having to worry about their care needs. They can simply enjoy quality time together, and not be distracted by medication reminders, appointment schedules, meal preparation, housework, or personal care support needs. At Home Care Assistance, we see families experience peace-of-mind, knowing that their loved one is receiving the best available care from a qualified and experienced Care Worker.
Once you have established how you will fund in home care services (Home Care Assistance can also help you navigate this process), choosing an in home care provider can be a time consuming mine field of new information and unknown requirements. Home Care Assistance are committed to helping families make the best possible decision regarding care for their loved ones, so we developed our checklist of the most important questions to ask a potential home care provider to assist you in your evaluation and decision making process. In addition to our checklist, we believe choosing a local provider that meets your needs or comes recommended by local community members can be a great place to start. It can also be useful to see if the provider charges the “basic daily fee” for their services, as this can add up very quickly over time.
Not only is the Home Care provider an important consideration but the individual Care Worker themselves must be the right fit for your loved one aging in place. The bond between Care Worker and individual should be one of confidence, trust, and genuine care. At Home Care Assistance, we take the time to listen to and understand so we can match the right Care Worker. All our Care Workers are our employees, not agency contractors, and are rigorously screened, so we can be confident in their expertise, compassion and safety with your precious family member. We encourage you to take time to get to know your Care Worker to make sure they are a ‘good fit’ for your loved one and will have a great working relationship and become a trusted companion while ageing in place.
We all want what is best for our ageing loved ones and making the right choices on their behalf can be challenging. Home Care Assistance have helped thousands of families work through the necessary steps to ensure hiring a professional Care Worker results in the enhancement of your loved one’s independence, protection of family relationships, and provides a safe and fulfilling ageing in place experience. Contact Home Care Assistance today to talk about what’s involved in hiring a professional Care Worker. Click here for more locations around Australia.
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As a leading age care provider, Home Care Assistance offers tailored in-home care services for older Australians, enabling them to live happier and healthier lives in the comfort of their own homes.
We offer private and government subsidised Care Packages and have office locations that are a registered NDIS provider. Our Care Workers undergo extensive training in order to deliver unmatched in-home aged care services where people can continue ageing in place. We are proud ambassadors of the My Aged Care government funded aged care program, enabling Australians to successfully navigate the process and gain approval for in-home care support packages. Home Care Assistance offers hourly care, specialised care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia care, hospital to home care, and 24 hour in home care.