Home Care Assistance

Aged Care at Home

Home care provides the essential support your loved one needs and the peace of mind you deserve. Home care also plays a key role in the recovery process resulting from illness or injury.
  • Hourly Care
  • 24 Hour Care
  • Hospital to Home
  • Specialised Care

Care for your loved one: An invaluable support

Mum has a fall and everything changes.

If you have older family members, you may have lived through this experience or one like it. Home care can make all the difference when something like this happens and help to prevent a crisis such as a fall or wandering out of the house from happening.

  • Cooking and light housekeeping
  • Laundry and changing bed linen
  • Grocery shopping and errands
  • Companionship and exercise
  • Bathing, dressing and grooming assistance
  • Transportation to medical appointments, the supermarket or pharmacy
  • Assisting with walking and transferring from bed to wheelchair
  • Status reporting to family
  • Medication reminders

When would home care be useful?

Home care can be a vital lifeline. Read Ann’s story:

Ann is a spritely 93-year-old who lives with her husband in their own home. Ann’s husband, Jim, has early-stage dementia and she has been his primary carer. She cooks the meals, does the housework and still drives to the shops for groceries. Ann gets a simple cold which then turns into pneumonia. Ann is hospitalised for two nights and receives IV antibiotics and fluids since she is also dehydrated. When she goes home, Jim is completely overwhelmed with the task of taking care of her. Ann’s daughter decides it is time for home care to help them. She makes enquiries to arrange 24-hour care. The Carer reminds Ann to do her breathing exercises, encourages her to drink water and makes nutritious meals. Having care for Ann speeds up her recovery while also keeping Jim happy and healthy.

What can home care assist with?

There is so much that Home Care Carers do that is vital for the support of those wanting to maintain their independence including:

Companionship and Socialisation

Isolation and loneliness are recognised as an increasingly serious and growing problem for older Australians. In-Home Carers provide conversation and encourage socialisation. They can also be a nurturing and comforting companion and re-instill meaning and purpose in life.

Not all family carers are able to be a 24-hour support or companion to an ageing family member. The option of an in-home Carer relieves the burden for families who still want to provide support, but can’t be there every day.

Nutrition and Hydration

Nutrition and hydration are critical to health and recovery. Dehydration is a serious problem and can result in frequent hospitalisations if it is not managed. Poor nutrition has also been implicated in slower recovery from illness and an increase in hospitalisation. Carers can shop for food, encourage fluid intake and make meals. They can also reinforce and track any special dietary requirements.

Heart and Lung Health

Supporting seniors in light exercise and healthy eating can benefit their overall heart and lung health. Carers can also encourage deep breathing to prevent pneumonia and in some cases, check blood pressure.

Transportation and Errands

Transportation is a significant challenge for many people. Most of us know of an older person who continues to drive, despite feeling that this may no longer be the best choice. Although it is hard to give up driving, having an alternative can make the decision easier. In-Home Carers can provide this valuable service, whether it is to attend important appointments or for socialising.

Dressing, Bathing and Transferring

You may have had the experience of being physically limited by an accident or injury. If you have had this experience, you know how challenging it can be to do seemingly simple things like get dressed or shower, not to mention cook, clean or drive. This situation is made even more challenging the older we get.

Having home care services means a Carer can assist with these routine daily activities. Things like getting out of bed, showering, getting dressed and also monitoring mobility. In-home Carers can also help someone transfer from the bed to the toilet. Whatever the task, home care for the elderly bridges the gap that is often needed in order to offer safety and support in a familiar environment.

Light Exercise & Movement

A Carer can help reinforce and encourage light exercise and physical therapy activities. Movement after illness or surgery is critical to healing. Physiotherapy gets people on the right track but in most cases, there is an expectation of in-home activity and exercise by the individual. A in-home Carer can monitor those exercises to make certain they are done safely and adequately to ensure positive progress.

Rehabilitation and Recovery

Recovery for most of us means getting back to our previous level of functionality. Recovery in older adults generally takes longer and other co-occurring medical conditions can complicate the rehabilitation process.

An In-Home Carer can be an invaluable support for recovery in any number of situations including hospitalisation, an illness, a rehab stay or general decline that results in frailty. A good care plan developed the Home Care Assistance Care Team with feedback from the family and individual, can encourage a safe rehabilitation journey to recovery.

Choosing the right Home Care Provider
Not all home care business are alike. Some may not offer all the services and support you require, so its important to understand who and what is best for you and your loved one. Our Home Care Company Checklist will assist with due diligence and selecting the right care requirements
We help people Live Well, where they prefer - At Home
At Home Care Assistance, we provide customised care to older Australians so they can live happier, healthier lives at home. We champion the needs of seniors with a positive, empowering approach to ageing that celebrates independence, dignity and quality of life. Our Care Workers receive exceptional training, support and resources to deliver an unmatched care experience.

Paying for In-Home Care

Our focus is on creating close, trusted relationships with families and designing personalised plans that evolve to meet the needs of each individual over time. Paying for personalised care can be more affordable than you think!

Personal care and assistance can be covered under government programmes such as Home Care Packages, NDIS & Commonwealth Health Support Programme (CHSP). Please note, there may be a gap and small contribution to pay, as the Australian Government may not fund the full cost of the program.

Contact us today to discuss how we can work with your family’s budget to deliver a complete plan of services.

  • Total Peace of Mind
    We understand the trust you place in us and do everything possible to ensure that the home care experience is worry-free for all concerned.
  • Community Connections

    We are the trusted partner of reputable care professionals within communities we serve. We pride ourselves on connecting older Australian’s to the best care solutions for them - even if it’s outside our service offerings.

  • Elevated Quality of Life

    Our Balanced Care Method™ emphasises a healthy mind, body and spirit. We believe that with the proper car we can help older Australians live happier, healthier and more fulfilled lives.

  • Trusted Expertise

    We are experts in all aspects of home care, from family dynamics to nutrition, around-the-clock care to dementia. We ensure all our team are trained to the highest standard possible and have the support and resources to deliver an unmatched care experience to meet the needs of each individual and their families.

  • Long Term Relationships

    We believe the best way to deliver exceptional care is to focus on building long term, trusting relationships between Carers, individuals, and their families.

  • High Quality Care
    We go above and beyond to deliver high quality care for families who want and expect, the very best for their ageing loved ones.

Let us help you

Home Care Assistance NSW North Coast can help. Call Our Local Team today for your complimentary in-home assessment.

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The carers who looked after my elderly mother were without exception highly motivated, caring and compassionate. Not only was Mum looked after supremely well, she was provided with wonderful... companionship, a level of independence that would have been impossible without the help of her special carers, and a lot of fun. It is difficult to put into words how much this meant to her entire family! Keep up the good work.read more
The most helpful, caring, supportive and flexible team of people to assist with our elderly loved ones.I am so grateful for all you had done for my Mum.... ❤️❤️❤️read more
Our family has benefited from the excellent support and services from David, Meg and the team at Home Care Assistance North Coast for the past couple of years. I had an extensive list of questions... when we were deciding which provider to go with. David answered promptly, and impressed me with his empathy, accessibility (available after hours, weekends), and ability to tailor a package to meet our particular needs. Add to that the best value for package dollars, and it was an easy decision to go with HCA North Coast.The staff employed by HCA North Coast have been excellent. David was able to source staff who were a good match for my Dad’s personality. As our needs evolved, it was easy to change any aspect of the care provided.I am very happy to recommend Home Care Assistance North Coast, for anyone looking for quality care for their loved one.read more
Highly recommend the team at Home Care North Coast. Thank you for your attention and care. A+ advice and support.
I can't thank the team at Home Care Assistance North Coast enough for their help with my Dad. David led us through the Home Care Package details with honesty and integrity, and they were able to... organise a lawn mowing service as well as a carer to visit Dad.My only regret is that we didn't get to spend more time with the team as Dad has now moved into an Aged Care Facility. Thank you again.read more
Really appreciate you guys helping my grandpa. Great service and staff.
Dave and the team go above and beyond to ensure your loved one receives the best possible care
So blessed. Such a wonderful team to take care of me, keeping my life simple and enabling the very best I could wish for. Thank you, Meg and Dave!
Home Care Assistance North Coast has really put the CARE back into my aged care experience for my mother.Right from the beginning communication with management (David and Meg) has been excellent... with all of my requests and questions answered patiently, promptly and cheerfully.Due to Home Care Assistance's policy of tender care my mother has had hand massages, foot baths and massages, diversional therapy involving music and art, poetry and encouraging Mum to interact positively.Domestic tasks are attended to cheerfully.Blue ribbon service and red carpet treatment for their valued clients. Highly recommended!read more
I looked long and thoroughly before I selected a care provider for my husband who has dementia. Being with Home Care Assistance for almost a year, has confirmed all my expectations. And more.As a... carer I feel very supported by David and Meg. They are always available by phone or email, and this means a lot. But perhaps the best quality of their organisation is the high calibre and personalised choice of all the care givers they have provided for us - whether it be someone to spend time with my husband or someone to slash our overgrown yard.I have no hesitation in recommending Home Care Assistance - and, indeed, have already done so.Pamela Payneread more