We often field questions from Warrnambool clients or their carers in relation to what services they can access through their home care package.
The Home Care Packages Program helps you live independently in your home for as long as you can.
The types of services you can access under a home care package include:
Showering, toileting, dressing and undressing.
Help to prepare a meal, assistance with using eating utensils, assistance with feeding.
Assistance in using continence aids and appliances such as disposable pads, absorbent aids, urinals, bedpans, catheters etc.
Providing walking sticks, frames, walkers, lifting devices, bed rails, pressure relieving mattresses etc.
Such as speech therapy, podiatry, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, hearing and vision services. Home care level 1 & 2 package are not intended to provide comprehensive clinical or health services. Home care level 3 & 4 packages have greater emphasis on delivering complex care in the home.
Assistance with shopping, visiting health practitioners and attending social activities.
Assistance with bandages, dressings and skin emollients.
Some aids and equipment that are directly associated with your care needs that are identified in your care plan and can be provided with budget. However, Home Care Packages are not intended to be an aids and equipment scheme.
If you are not sure of what you can access through your package, please contact your Living@Home Support Advisor and they will be only too happy to help you out!
“We are very grateful for the professionalism and care the staff have shown”
Family of Living@Home clients
“We would like to acknowledge the fantastic support shown to this lovely couple by the Living@Home team and the flexibility and understanding of their care needs”
Family Member of Living@Home client
“The lady you sent over yesterday was delightful, and even made Mum a hot lemon drink and put her to bed”
Leanne (daughter of Living@Home client)
“What a wonderful job Trish and Liz do, we are so happy with the care they provide”
Family Members of Living@Home clients
“I really appreciate the support from the Lyndoch Living@Home team, it’s a huge help in managing my caring role”
Michelle (Living@Home client)
“A very big thank you to the wonderful staff who came into our home and cared for my husband. This respite break made a very difficult situation more tolerable and gave me something to look forward to”
Christine (Living@Home client)
“Geraldine is the about the best cleaner I’ve ever had!”
Maurice (Living@Home client)
“Jan is such a capable, competent and calming carer, I feel so safe in her hands. I could not ask for anyone better”
Joan (Living@Home client)
“I’ve always been a busy, practical person and I’m still a busy person – I’m still able to be very involved in the community, especially the Speedway. I’m a busy bloke!”
“I get spoilt rotten here! I really get cared for.”
Stuart (Swinton East)
“One of the lovely nurses had a great idea and planted out a raised bed with tomatoes and other plants and I enjoy getting out there and doing some work in the garden, collecting the produce.” “The staff are very, very nice. They greet you with a smile and do things very well.“
“I really enjoy the school kids visiting, and I’m amazed at the quality of the kids,
they’re all so nice!”
John (Lake Lodge)
“I’ve lived here for 5 years and I’m very happy with the nurses and other staff”
Margaret (Lake Lodge)
“I’ve made friends here that I wouldn’t have been able to meet living by myself at home. It’s like an extension of your family” “The staff are absolutely fantastic here, nothing is ever a problem for them. Right through to the maintenance men, the cleaners and gardeners and staff at the kiosk, they’re all obliging and always greet you with a smile” “At Lyndoch I get comfort, care and conversation, add a bit of fresh air and that’s exactly what you need in life”
Lynette (Swinton East)