As we get old, we may still want to keep living in our own homes, staying as independent as possible and making our own decisions about things that affect our life, health and wellbeing. There is no place like home. St Jude’s Home Care (Aged Care) services assist you to stay in your own home for longer and avoid moving to a nursing home by providing you with the support to live independently.
To access our services, it is recommended that you have Home Care Packages to receive subsidised care services. If you do not have Home Care ‒ don’t worry we may have cost-effective alternative options for you. Home care can help you to achieve this by giving you extra assistance to stay safe, comfortable and well at home.
Asking for extra help to manage at home can be difficult – but it’s more common than you might think. Home care is helping almost 1 million Australians to age well in their own homes. If you’re considering home care, you have different options to choose from, including a Home Care Package. To make an informed decision, you’ll want to know what’s available and what it costs.
There are different types of home support available. The option you choose will depend on the level of care you need, how long you need it for, and whether you want to rely on government-subsidised services, private services or help from your personal networks. The main options are:
- basic or short-term support through the Commonwealth Home Support Program
- more or longer-term support with a Home Care Package
- private services
- personal networks and community.
Some people use a combination of these options to meet their needs.