Loneliness and a sense of dislocation from the life older Australians would like to live are real and present issues among many of our clients. Are there activities you want to do, outings you want to take or work in your home you want done to make you feel safer and more comfortable?
Did you know you can legitimately use your Home Care Package to re-activate your life and social connections? The government has provided Home Care Package funding to enable older Australians to continue to live as full and active lives as possible. Funds that are unspent from your Home Care Package are retained by the government. Alternatively, these funds can be used now to help you live the life you imagined and on your terms.
The following services are just some examples of the ways you can use your Home Care Assistance Package:
** Outings to cafes, church, the football, a gallery, social clubs and appointments;
** Yard maintenance such as mowing, clearing overgrown gardens and gutters;
** Home modifications which contribute to your health and wellbeing such as wheelchair ramps or shower rails; purchasing wheelchairs, walking sticks and walkers, and installing airconditioning.
** Providing companionship, respite or shopping assistance;
** Assistance with purchasing or using technology such as computers, Ipads, emails and Zoom; and
** Assistance with more personal activities like medication support and showering.
Jubilee’s valued client Roma uses part of her Home Care Package to enjoy living an independent life with just a little assistance from Jubilee support worker Fran. Roma’s zest for life is infectious and Fran is happy to oblige! They have forged a strong friendship over the years and genuinely enjoy each other’s company. From shopping, a high tea to celebrate a special birthday to taking in the sights of Brisbane, Roma never misses living life to the fullest and trusts Fran implicitly to ensure she is comfortable and safe when venturing out.
If you would like to make the most of your Home Care Package funds phone Jubilee and talk to your coordinator about what is possible for you!