Summary of the proposed reforms.

Australians are living longer and healthier lives and it is important that as people age, they have choice about their care. To support this objective, the Government announced significant reforms to home care as part of the 2015-16 budget. They called it the “Increasing Choice for Older Australians” measure.

The reforms will support consumers to receive the services they need. At the same time, the reforms will strengthen the aged care system to provide high quality and more innovative services through increased competition. The changes will build on the current consumer directed care (CDC) approach in home care and will be introduced in two stages.
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Affordable Private Home Care for Self-Funded Retirees It’s a worry for all of us as we approach retirement age, what will happen if there’s no-one to look after us, or what if we need more care than we feel comfortable asking our friends and family to give us. The Australian Government is there to help us (at the moment) but it is worrying that we don’t know what will happen in the future and what with the aging population and therefore higher demand, what will become of care for the elderly. We look forward to a retirement of travel, lunches out with friends and a relaxing life, but forget that often as we get older even some everyday tasks can become more difficult and time consuming. And heaven forbid, should something more serious happen, like a serious illness or accident, we may need a little more help.
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A case study about privateself funded care

We are often told that when we are considering home , whether for the elderly, or for those who have difficulty carrying out everyday tasks (simple or complex tasks) that it is preferable to choose private or self-funded home care providers where possible. The difference in the cost of services compared to the value of having a flexible, reliable, quality service needs to be considered.
 

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private-self-funded-home-careFor people who are getting older or have psychological or physical disabilities, living a ‘normal’ life can be a pretty tough task. Whether its multiple visits per day that is required, someone to cook meals, or just someone to sit and chat to, A.P. Care Services are here to help. Here at A.P. Care Services we take our time to focus on private homecare services and in turn the specific needs of each individual to ensure that you get that actual help that you require, whether it is basic domestic help or something more complex. A.P. Care Services also offers help with case management, such as holistic care and helping with new medical regimes.
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If you’re living in or around the Sydney or Wollongong area and looking for in home care, A.P. Care Services want to help you. We want you to understand what aged care and homecare looks and feels like. When your care provider shows up at your residence, we don’t want you to have any surprises.
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Top 10 Tips to Stay Living IndependentlyIf you’re reading this, you’re most likely thinking about how you or your loved one can stay in your home longer in Sydney or Wollongong. Here at A.P. Care Services we help people stay in their homes longer and live independently. It’s why we exist and it’s what we do very well. Most people who live in the Sydney/Wollongong area don’t want to have to move into a nursing home- we get it. If given the choice, we’d likely all choose to remain in our home for as long as we can.

Sometimes though…we need a little help- and that’s okay.

 

 

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