Carers offer the ideal solution for people who don't need a nurse.
Trained APCare staff can provide one-to-one personal care in your
own home. Our staff are well-versed in complying with Care Plans
developed by yourself, Case Managers, Doctors, Occupational Therapists
and other allied health professionals.
Because our staff are not only trained but develop the APCare
aptitude of becoming "attuned" to your special needs and preferences
over time, you get superior care. Safe and sensitive, our staff
respect your dignity.
Personal care can include assistance with the activities of daily
living such as bathing, dressing, grooming, assistance to engage
in your formal therapy regime and medication monitoring. Our personal
care services also include assisting people with a disability develop
their independent living skills.
Personal care services can be delivered:
- 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, on an ongoing
- on a regular drop in basis through-out the day following
a set weekly schedule
- for set periods of time (eg. post-operative, rehabilitative
care on discharge from hospital; to replace your current carer
if they are sick or need a break)
- on an one-off basis
Type of Care Available
Types of personal care we can provide include:
- Showering, Bathing and Sponging
- Dressing and Un-Dressing
- Transfers (Bed, Wheelchair, Showers, Vehicles etc.)
- Mobility Assistance
- Therapy and Rehabilitation Assistance in conjunction
with a program designed by your consulting professional or
one we can arrange for you (Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist,
Speech Therapist etc.)
- Support to use specialised aids and appliances
- Assistance with eating and drinking
- Grooming - including shaving and hair care
- Oral, Skin and Nasal Hygiene
- Intimate Care
- Medication monitoring
Supporting Clients to Regain Control and Achieve Independence
Best of all, if you're in a 'slow to recover' program or feel
like you are ready and able to regain some independence, APCare
staff can help you to developing independence in various activities
including your personal care regime, domestic tasks, working toward
restorative mobility and transfers, managing your own aids and
appliances and managing your own therapy programs.
APCare staff provide social support to people who need this.
Whether you or a loved one requires specialised help to access
and participate in the life of the community, APCare can arrange
a solution to suit the lifestyle of each person.
APCare provides social support to people with disabilities and
frail older people. Social support can also be restorative.
This means that staff who provide help to 'go out and do things'
can also be helping the person reduce their dependence on social
support over time so we "do ourselves out of a job" and build independence
skills that may have been lost but which can be re-gained.
Social support can include:
- Support to get about in the community
- Transportation to and from appointments
- Support to participate in recreational activities
- Companion Care for older people - mental stimulation through
games, conversation; help with handling household administration
(eg. booking tradespeople)
For related services see also Home Care Services and Aged Care
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