SUPPORTING YOU TO STAY HEALTHY AND HAPPY AT HOME
In-Home Aged Care to Keep You at Home Longer
At Melville Cares, our aim is to keep you healthy and happy at home as long as possible.
Our approach focuses on wellness, enablement and reablement. By supporting you to retain existing skills and/or regain skills required to do everyday tasks, we can help you maintain an independent and connected life from the comfort and safety of your own home.
Our in-home services are individually tailored, taking into account your own personal choices and your short and long term care requirements.
Our In-home Services
Cleaning and Laundry
We can assist with vacuuming, mopping and cleaning of bathrooms and toilets. We can also include dusting and help with laundry tasks. We encourage you to participate as much as possible.
We can accompany you to local shopping centres to carry out essential shopping tasks including banking and paying bills. Alternatively we can provide a support worker to do the shopping for you.
We offer assistance with showering/bathing, dressing and personal grooming, and help you prepare for the day. The level of assistance that may be required with daily self-care will be discussed with you to retain a reasonable level of independence.
This service involves administering your medication or prompting you to take your medications at specific times of the day.
Our support workers are trained in food safety, meal preparation and food hygiene. We can prepare healthy meals for you if you are unable to do this task independently. Diet preferences and healthy choices will be considered and we will encourage you to have maximum input into dietary requirements and the meals you would like.
We are able to provide brokered nursing services to assist you after hospitalisation or as an ongoing service through a Home Care Package. The level of support provided will be planned through discussions with you as well as consultations or directives from your GP or other healthcare professional.
Our one on one support allows you to participate in outings for specialised shopping and to access the wider community. This is particularly important if there is a feeling of social isolation.
To help keep you safe, we can help minimise environmental health and safety hazards in your home and garden. This may involve minor maintenance or repair work that doesn’t require a licensed tradesperson. Examples include:
- Replacing light bulbs
- Installing batteries in smoke and security alarms
- Cleaning the gutter, fans, and external and internal windows
- High indoor cleaning, such as the tops of cupboards and fridges
- Some minor home maintenance, such as cupboard door adjustments
- Pruning, lawn mowing or weeding where a safety hazard exists
We provide relief for carers by offering in-home respite care. If there is a carer who assists with your ongoing in-home care, they may be eligible for this service.