6 Research shows that 80% of older Australians prefer to age in the comfort of their own home rather than an aged care facility. We all want what is best for our ageing loved ones, and to respect their preferences, and at Home Care Assistance Gold Coast we exist to help make this preference a reality. The idea of havingCareWorkers in the home for some people might impact their feelings of independence, making it more challenging as they are resistant to the idea. At Home Care Assistance Gold Coast, we understand this challenge, and can provide you with strategies to address the underlying concerns or fears and therefore help make the transition to receiving support easier for everyone. When is the right time for home care? It is not often easy to determine exactly when your loved one requires additional support to livewell at home. There are times when it can be more apparent, for example following an accident or injury, or on return home from hospital, but at other times the indicators may not be as obvious. Things like changes in eating habits, signs of memory loss, changes to energy levels or difficulty taking part in day-to-day activities can all be signs that extra assistance could be of value. Home care funding options Care for your loved ones in the home can simply be paid for outright, but there are also full or partial funding options accessible through the government such as Home Care Packages, the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and Carer Gateway respite. We can support you in your exploration of these options. Paying Privately The simplest method, and a good option when urgent care is required, is simply to pay privately in full. This timely option is also great when the care need is short term, or you simply wish to keep things simple and straight forward, without involving applications and processes for seeking funding support. Should this be your preference, we offer competitive hourly rates for home Respecting our ageing loved ones care services. Home Care Packages Home Care Packages are government funded subsidies for individualised home care services. As they are personalised to everyone, they can cover everything from gardening and cooking support to more complex services requiring a co-ordinated approach such as personal care or wound care. For those on an aged pension, these packages can be fully subsidised, so there is no out of pocket cost. Let us help you Home Care Assistance Gold Coast can help. Call Our Team today on 5528 1643 for your complimentary inhome assessment. See advert page 7 > 4/26 Michigan Drive OXENFORD Ph. 5665 9896 SAVE EVEN MORE WITH OUR GREAT WEEKLY SP ECIALS • Groceries •Fruit & Vegetables • Meat • Hot Coffee • Hot Chickens • Sandwiches • Phone Cards • ATM • Newspapers & Magazines YOUR LOCAL CONVENIENCE STORE OPEN 7 DAYS 7AM - 7PM Letterbox Distribution Have your flyers and brochures delivered to the Northern Gold Coast from $35 per 1,000 - 28 Years Experience - Call Deirdre on 5573 1040 or 0412 416 063 www.deirdrehipperson.com deirdreh@bigpond.net.au DELIVERERS ALSO REQUIRED TAMBORINEMOUNTAINCOLLEGE - 12 KINDY YEAR OPEN CLASSES FOOD TRUCKS EARLY LEARNING CENTRE OPEN ART DISPLAYS FREE ACTIVITIES RIDES, PONY PERFORMANCES & ZOO, ESCAPEROOM, PETTING 80BeaconRoad, TamborineMountain 07 5545 3644 tmc.qld.edu.au OPEN P DAY 2022 | Saturday - 2.00pm 10am 14 May POSTPONED UNTIL SEPT 3