When it comes to broaching the subject of home care services with a loved one, it’s important to remind them that asking for help does not mean they will lose their independence. Seeking assistance enables people to stay safe and well in their home for longer.
Help in the home can start with something small, such as transport for groceries, or domestic assistance for cleaning once a week. As their requirements change, services can be altered or increased. More importantly, starting the assessment process for My Aged Care as early as possible means your loved one is already in the system, making it easier for re-assessment if there comes a time when they unexpectedly need more assistance at home (for example, post-hospital care).
Wondering how to help your loved ones start their aged care journey? Join us at one of our carer specific Healthier at Home virtual forums.
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