8 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 having Care Workers 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 live well 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 Respecting our ageing loved ones competitive hourly rates for home 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 in-home assessment. See advert page 9 Present two amazing tours! FOR MORE INFORMATION & BOOKINGS PHONE JENNY 1300 794 373 jenny@currumbinvalleycoaches.com.au www.currumbinvalleycoaches.com.au LIGHTNING RIDGE 28 March - 3 April 2024 • Home pick up and Drop Offs • Comfortable coach travel with two Coach Captains • Quality Accommodation and Cooked Breakfasts • All 2 Course Dinners • 6 Lunches (except day 3) and Morning and afternoon tea as per itinerary • All entry fees and guided tours Experience all that Lightning Ridge and surrounding areas has to offer ... $2400PP Twin Share * $450 Single Supplement - Limited availability • Wine tasting experience, 2 Hour Guided Town Tour, Group Guided Farm Tour at Ricardoes Tomatoes & Strawberries, Afternoon tea river cruise, Roto House, Koala Hospital, Port City Bowling Club, Sea Acres Rainforest Centre C.ex Coffs, Slim Dusty Centre • Luxury Coach travel • 3 night’s motel accommodation PORT MACQUARIE GETAWAY 7 - 10 MAY, 2024 ~ 4 DAYS $1250PP Twin Share * $308 Single Supplement The adoption sale is valid from 8th February 2024 to 14th February 2024, inclusive. The reduced adoption fees apply exclusively to specific cats and dogs that are part of the adoption sale. Other animals are excluded from this offer. Availability is subject to change without notice. BEENLEIGH | GOLD COAST | IPSWICH | WARRA | WILLAWONG Valentine’s Adoption Sale 8th - 14th Feb