When your loved one needs help at home with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, cooking, and cleaning, it can be frustrating to see them placed on a waiting list for anywhere from six to 12 months. Fortunately, there’s a new solution. AgeSmart bridges the gap by coordinating home care as soon as it is needed. This intervention is important because receiving the care they need helps many clients stay at home as long as possible, rather than waiting around and risking a reduction in capacity that could eventually lead to being admitted to residential care.
An Innovative Answer to a Common Need
AgeSmart is the first service of its kind in Australia. Care coordination itself isn’t new; care coordinators exist in other areas including mental health, disability, and veterans. This type of service is also increasingly used in cancer care and post-operative care. Now, however, AgeSmart has adapted these models to the needs of aged care in Melbourne. Since May 2016, AgeSmart has been coordinating home care for aged clients and helping them stay independent and get the most out of their day-to-day lives.
Because home care often requires multiple services, AgeSmart works with a variety of providers to ensure that all a client’s support needs are met. It may include medical support such as continence management and arranging medical services as well as non-medical support such as the coordination of legal services, financial services, and family education.
If your loved one has been deemed in need of home care, you’re already aware of how complicated the system can be to navigate. Perhaps your loved one hasn’t been assessed as needing care, but you know that he or she does need assistance with daily activities or some other type of support. In these scenarios, AgeSmart reduces the worry and complexity of sorting out what services to access and how to do it – a major concern for older people seeking help to continue living at home.
If you have found yourself in this situation, contact AgeSmart. We can help you and your loved one put together a care plan outlining their needs, the services that will respond to those needs, how and where to source those services, and their expected volumes and prices. When you trust AgeSmart for the organisation of your loved one’s aged care in Melbourne, you’ll see the advantages of this type of service immediately. No other provider offers this comprehensive service that addresses the full range of non-medical needs.
Subsidised care marginalises self-funded retirees by charging full fees for home care. AgeSmart clients, on the other hand, have access to all the services they want and need. Protect your loved ones with the premium Melbourne aged care services they deserve. If you’re looking for aged care solutions, contact AgeSmart and learn how you can take advantage of the many services we offer.