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Home Care Hobart

By on Thursday, February 24, 2011

What is Home Care?

If you or someone you know is considering moving into residential aged care but are not ready to leave their home, then Home Care may be an appropriate alternative.

Home Care Canberra

By on Thursday, February 24, 2011

What is Home Care?

If you or someone you know is considering moving into residential aged care but are not ready to leave their home, then Home Care may be an appropriate alternative.

Home Care Perth

By on Thursday, February 24, 2011

What is Home Care?

If you or someone you know is considering moving into residential aged care but are not ready to leave their home, then Home Care may be an appropriate alternative.

The Future of the Aged Care Industry

By on Thursday, February 24, 2011

The statistics regarding the future of aged care can be astounding. If dementia were a country, it would be the world’s 18th largest economy. If dementia was a company it would exceed American giant Wal-Mart’s profits by almost US$200 billion and Exxon Mobil’s profits by almost $US300 billion. The sheer cost and growth of dementia means that, according to Alzheimer’s Australia, Australia will face a shortage of 150,000 paid and unpaid carers by 2030.

Home Care Melbourne

By on Thursday, February 24, 2011

What is Home Care?

If you or someone you know is considering moving into residential aged care but are not ready to leave their home, then Home Care may be an appropriate alternative.

Begin your search for Home Care in Melbourne and Home Care in Victoria.

Home Care can help elderly people by providing part-time services such as housework, meal preparation and health care. To determine to what extent of Home Care is needed, the individual needs to be assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) which in most cases will be free.

They will place the individual into one of four categories:

  • Level 1 - basic care needs
  • Level 2 - low level care needs
  • Level 3 - intermediate care needs
  • Level 4 - high level care needs

Aged Care Education & Training

By on Thursday, February 24, 2011

Aged Care is an exciting, challenging and growing industry, offering many opportunities for caring and compassionate individuals looking for a rewarding career.  Training organisations throughout Australia offer a Certificate qualifications in aged care and home care, providing students with the skills they require for employment in the Aged Care Industry.

Vacancies in Residential Aged Care

By on Thursday, February 24, 2011

Aged Care Vacancies

Depending on your location, trying to find a vacancy in a residential aged care home (formerly known as hostels or nursing homes) for yourself or a loved one can be a longer process than expected. At Aged Care Online we often receive calls from people who have family members who have reached a stage where aged care is needed. What they often don’t realise is, that being assessed for residential aged care and then finding a suitable home could take at least 2-3 months.

Nursing Homes in Melbourne/Victoria

By on Thursday, February 24, 2011

Finding residential aged care accommodation in Victoria is easy with our comprehensive aged care online directory. You can also refine your search to find aged care homes in Melbourne

The Costs of Residential Aged Care

By on Thursday, February 24, 2011

In Australia there is a minimum cost of aged care set by the Government, which can be covered with the rate of the pension (plus rent assistance). If you are financially disadvantaged then there is financial assistance available. You can find out what you are entitled to by contacting the Aged Care Information Line on 1800 500 853 or by calling Centrelink on 13 23 00.

Home Care Sydney

By on Friday, February 11, 2011

What is Home Care?

Home Care can help elderly people by providing part-time services such as housework, meal preparation, health care et cetera. Therefore if you or someone you know needs help with these tasks but is not ready to move into residential aged care, then Home Care may be something to consider.

To determine what extent of Home Care is needed, the individual needs to be assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) which is a free service provided by the Australian Government. 

The assessors will determine which level of home care the individual requires:

  • Level 1 - basic care needs
  • Level 2 - low level care needs
  • Level 3 - intermediate care needs
  • Level 4 - high level care needs

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