Home Care

Pennwood Aged Care Services provides a wide range of home care services through Home Care Packages (HCP). HCPs are designed for older people needing regular assistance to help them remain independent, safe and comfortable for as long as possible in their own homes

Pennwood Home Care

We know that getting older can make living independently at home a little more difficult than it used to be. However, accessing help doesn’t mean losing independence, in fact it’s quite the opposite. When the usual tasks start getting a little harder to do, our professional and highly trained staff are here to provide that extra help needed to assist older people to stay at home and maintain independence.

Help at home looks different for different people. It may mean getting help with shopping and cooking, or it could be receiving personal care to shower, getting dressed and even getting in and out of bed. It may even mean getting modifications to improve safety and movement around the house.

How do we help you with our home care services?

We work with our clients to identify their care needs and help them decide how best to spend their package funding. We then coordinate and manage services on their behalf while always respecting their choices and preferences.

Services

Our Home Care Services

We provide individualised and flexible Home Care Packages from level 1 – 4

Nursing

Clinical assessment, wound care, diabetes management, medication management, catheter management and palliative care

Domestic assistance

Assistance with everyday household tasks, such as cleaning and laundry

Personal care

Assistance with personal care activities such as showering and dressing

Home maintenance

Assistance to keep the home and garden in a safe condition, such as garden maintenance, repairing unsafe flooring, installing a security light

Home modification

Installing grab rails or ramps for example

In-home respite care

Our home support workers can provide a safe opportunity for live-in carers to have a break to pursue other activities or interests

Social support

Social activities and assistance with day-to-day tasks such as shopping, banking, paying bills and letter writing

Transport

Transport to medical appointments, social events, shopping centres, visiting friends/cemetery/outings

Meals

Assistance to prepare, cook and serve meals

Support and information

Useful information brochures as well as books and videos available for loan, free of charge

Allied health support

Allied health assessment, treatments, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, remedial massage and exercise physiology

Goods, equipment and assistive technology

Transport to medical appointments, social events, shopping centres, visiting friends/cemetery/outings

If there is a service that is not mentioned above, please contact us to discuss.

We are always willing to assist in any way we can.

Evening, weekend and public holiday services may be available by prior
arrangement for personal care and nursing requirements.

For further information visit: https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/help-at-home

Home Care Fees & Charges

You will be consulted about the fees which will not exceed those calculated in accordance with the Aged Care Act 1997 and User Rights Principles 2014. Clients may be asked to contribute towards the cost of their care, based on their income.

Providers can ask these consumers to pay:

  • a basic daily fee of up to 17.5% of the single basic Age Pension
  • an income-tested care fee if your income is over a certain amount

You can find more information about this at My Aged Care – Help at Home – Costs Explained here or you an contact us on 8341 0401.

Pricing for Home Care Package Clients:

Please see our Pricing for Home Care Package Clients to view our hourly rates and services available.

Further information can be found in our Client Handbook. Other topics covered include:

  • Unspent funds
  • Fee reduction
  • Paying your fees

Private Unfunded Clients

We have a set schedule of fees for our private clients. Invoices are issued fortnightly and to be paid via Direct Debt.

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