HOW WE CAN HELP | HOME NURSING
About our home nursing services
Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having the professional medical attention of your own Care For Family nurse on hand whenever you need it:
- Help with taking medication
- Wound care
- Health and wellbeing assessment
- Speaking with your doctor or other health practitioners, as instructed by you
- Pre and Post-operative care
- Critical care
Why choose Care For Family?
CFF home care vs. other home care agencies
Why should you choose Care For Family over other home care agencies? Below are some of the things that set us apart as a reliable, caring, and efficient home care agency in the industry:
- We offer exceptional care services to all our clients. Our team of professionals is trained to offer the highest possible level of care at all times.
- We offer free patient assessment services. Our professionals are trained to assess each patient’s needs and craft a care plan that is tailored to their condition.
- We design a free care plan for our patients. After the assessment, we will create a care plan at no cost.
- We offer free case management services for our patients. We monitor the patient’s treatment plan to ensure that they are receiving appropriate medical care. If one has a medical insurance cover, we will also follow up to ensure that the financial needs of the patient are made.
- We are able to provide care within two hours of lodging an application with us. After assessing the patient and crafting a care plan, we will dispatch a home care professional to your home immediately.
- We boast a team of professional caregivers and experienced care teams. We also have registered nurses who are licensed to offer nursing and medical services.
- We pay our care professionals above the conventional rate to ensure that they are motivated to offer high-quality and professional services at all times.
- All our care professionals are provided with support and supervision to ensure that they execute their duties as required.
- We recognise that Australia is a multi-cultural state, and as such, we are culturally sensitive when offering care services. Our professionals are trained to exercise flexibility and utmost understanding and respect when dealing with individuals of different cultures and ethnicities.
- We have care professionals who can speak multiple languages to ensure a strong bond with the patients. Therefore, if one needs a caregiver who speaks another language other than English, we can meet this need at their request.
We have extended our services to throughout New South Wales to ensure that we don’t just reach patients in Sydney but in the entire state as well.
Do you have any questions?
You may have lots of questions about what is involved in in-home nursing care and how much it costs.
To help, we have answered many of the most common questions that we receive about this service below.
If you would like to discuss your specific needs, we’d love to hear from you to see what advice we can offer and if we are able to support you.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Child Care Home Nursing Services
We also offer nursing assistance to new mothers and babies.
Like so many parents today, you may be feeling stretched and overwhelmed by the growing demands of your children, career, ageing parents and social engagements. And, like many of our clients, you may feel constantly rushed to stay on top of the never-ending list of things to do, like you’ve lost sight of your own identity as you meet everyone else’s needs, and even guilty when you put your needs first.
Care for Family can help you create order and calm through our range of Child Care Nursing Services.
Home Nursing Costs
How much does home care cost?
Our packages range depending on the levels of care required and hours required. We are willing to discuss up to 24-hour care for our patients.
How much does home care cost for the elderly?
Home care packages range depending on the levels of care required and hours required. However, we are willing to discuss up to 24-hour care.
How much does live-in home care cost?
Packages range depending on the levels of care required and hours required. However, we are willing to discuss up to 24-hour care.
Does Medicare cover long term care?
No, but taxable rebates are available at https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Income-and-deductions/Offsets-and-rebates/Medical-expenses/
Who qualifies for home health services?
Anyone who contacts us for home health services is a viable candidate for home care.
Does Medicare cover visiting nurses?
Sometimes it does.
Home Nursing Services FAQs
What is home care nursing?
Home care nursing is a nursing speciality where caregivers travel to patients’ homes to treat and care for them. Home care nursing is available to the elderly, patients who have been recently discharged from the hospital and can’t care for themselves, and individuals suffering from chronic conditions.
What is it like to work for a nursing agency?
Our care professionals generally work independently, but they act as the eyes and ears of the entire care team. We support our professionals throughout all the stages of care. They independently review a care plan and provide the relevant high-quality care in a professional manner as per their training and based on the patient’s individual needs.
What services should a nursing agency provide?
A good nursing agency should provide all levels of care, from low level to high level and end of life care. Here at Care for Family, we offer the following nursing services:
- Aged Care
- Palliative Care
- Disability Care
- Nursing and Child Care
- Dementia Care
- Respite Care
- Parkinson’s Disease Care
- Domestic Assistance
- Personal Assistance and Companionship
What does domiciliary care mean?
Domiciliary care refers to care that is offered in an individual’s home. It is another name for home care. In domiciliary care, the caregiver offers services such as cooking, cleaning, and helping with personal hygiene and grooming. Domiciliary care can be included in a patient’s home care package or bought privately depending on the individual’s needs.
Why is home care important?
When someone is suffering a chronic condition or they are unable to care for themselves, they usually end up in a hospital or home where they are surrounded by doctors and patients. Such an environment can be depressing, especially if one is stuck there for a long period of time.
Home care allows the sick, incapacitated, and elderly to access treatment and personalised care at the comfort of their homes. The familiar environment gives a sense of security which promotes happiness and peace. When someone is receiving care at home, they are surrounded by their loved ones, and this promotes quick recovery. The ability to be in a space with personal possessions, treasured memories, and familiar sight and sounds also promote an overall feeling of wellness.
What is the difference between home health and home care?
Home health care and home care are two distinct services. Home care refers to medical care that is provided at an individual’s home. Home care does not involve the administration of medication as it is not prescribed by a doctor. However, the caregiver helps with additional tasks such as the following:
- Personal care
- Home therapy
- Light housekeeping
- Medical reminders
On the other hand, home health care is a medical skilled service that requires a written order from a doctor. The caregiver offers the following services in addition to personal care:
- Wound care
- IV care
- Administration of injections
- Administration of medication
- Home therapy
Home health care is usually on a short-term basis while home care is more of a long-term care plan. Home health care is covered by Medicare and Medicaid as it is a doctor-prescribed service. On the other hand, home care is privately financed. However, if one has long-term care insurance, it will cover the cost of hiring a home caregiver.
What are the advantages/benefits of home care?
Home care is an essential service for any individual who requires long-term help to manage a disability, chronic illness, or old age. Below are some of the benefits of home care:
- Around-the-clock care with day-to-day activities.
- The home care nurse assists with light housekeeping tasks such as cleaning.
- Home care provides access to professionals who have been specially trained to care for patients with different needs.
- Home care takes the pressure off loved ones who would otherwise be forced to change their routines and set aside time to care for their dependent loved one.
- Home care professionals provide home therapy services such as physiotherapy, and these can help promote quick recovery.
Home care vs. residential care
Residential care refers to moving from one’s home into a care facility such as a nursing home. The elderly are most known to move into care facilities where they can get around-the-clock care. However, residential care is also available to anyone who needs 24-hour care, including children and disability patients.
Having said that, it is important to note that home care is better than residential care. One gets access to 24-hour personalised care at the comfort of their homes where there are familiar surroundings. This is unlike residential care facilities where one is stuck in an isolated home with unfamiliar surroundings and faces. What’s more, they have to follow a rigid routine for sleep, meals, and play time.
Home care offers flexibility as individuals can access care that’s tailored to their needs. They have flexible meal times, go out for activities when they feel like, and spend time with family and friends. Patients suffering from dementia can also benefit from home care as opposed to residential care. The unfamiliar surroundings in a care facility can disorient the patient and make their condition worse.