Six reasons to consider home care services before they are needed.
Home care services provide practical assistance and / or rehabilitation for an older person at home.
When the time comes when you or a loved one needs care at home, the need for support might be urgent. Yet, if you haven’t planned for it, searching for options, choosing the right home care service provider, and waiting for eligibility can be frustrating and stressful.
It’s worthwhile putting a little thought into what you might do.
Planning for aged care ensures you’re in control of your changing circumstances.
Here are our top 6 reasons why you should consider home care services before they are needed!
1. It’s complicated
We meet many families who are confused by ‘My Aged Care’ and spend a lot of time trying to understand the system before even reaching the point of arranging the home care they need. You can skip the stress and get help with My Aged Care.
2. Waiting times
Arranging home care services can be slow. For a government funded home care package the wait can be between 6 months – 2 years.
3. Peace of mind.
When you do need care at home, it’ll be reassuring knowing you and your family understand how the aged care system works and have a plan in place.
4. Choice and control.
By planning for aged care you’ll understand in advance what home care options are available before you need them. You can make informed choices about the services that best suit your needs. It is never a good idea to make important decisions when a crisis has occurred.
5. Unexpected things happen.
While we all want to live a glorious lifestyle free from any health complaints at home for as long as possible, the reality is that sometimes unexpected things happen. It only takes a trip in the garden to suddenly have a broken arm. By considering home care services now, you won’t be left wondering how you are going to manage day to day tasks and worrying about how to arrange home care.
6. Family can’t always be there
Many families are working or do not live close by so can’t always be there to help out with day to day tasks – that is where home care services step in. Will you know what services are available when you need care at home? For ongoing support, case management can help.
If you are needing help to arrange home care services then get in touch with Nicole Dunn 0404 444 985 who can complete the arrangements on your behalf, including referrals to My Aged Care.