Age care in Australia is constantly evolving as the Government pushes towards a system that is easier to use and supportive of people’s desire to remain living independently in the community.
In the latest 6PR segment, which took place on Monday 7th August, we discussed the importance of respite care.
We also explored the different types of respite such as; residential respite, day clubs and flexible respite in the home. We called Jennifer Crossing at Club Catherine King for a quick chat too.
In the latest 6PR show, which took place on Monday 12th June, the Amana Living experts were Leonie Demunck & Greg Massam. The segment focused on home care services including Short-term Restorative Care, Flexible Respite and the VIP package.
Rebecca one of our Home Care Coordinators was also called up to see what she had been working on that morning.
New Package Launched To Fill Home Care Gap
Older people waiting for a Commonwealth Government home care package can now access new support, thanks to Amana Living.
Currently older people can experience a delay of a few months between an ACAT assessment and the Commonwealth Government allocating a home care package. This can leave people without much needed support.
Amana Living’s Value Interim Package provides five hours of home care per week for services such as personal care, domestic assistance and meal preparation.
Amana Living's fortnightly 6PR segment
The third talkback segment on 6PR took place on Wednesday and we revisited Home Care to discuss the impact after deregulation. Our experts were Leonie Demunck, Home Care Coordinator, and Greg Massam, General Manager for Marketing & Commercial Services.
The segment included an update on the current siutation with Home Care, since deregulation, and five customers also called in with their questions.
Amana Living has teamed up with 6PR to create a fortnightly aged care segment for their lunchtime talkback show. We will be covering topics such as home care, nursing homes (residential care), retirement villages and dementia care.
The first segment was focused on home care and our expert was Leonie Demunck, Home Care Coordinator.
HOME CARE CHANGES AND HOW TO ACCESS SUPPORT AT HOME
Living at home for longer is now easier for older people than ever before and thanks to new reforms being introduced on 27 February; older people will have even greater control over their own care.
The reforms, called Increasing Choices in Home Care, will see home care funding allocated to the consumer instead of to an approved service provider.
The introduction of consumer-directed care has enabled Amana Living to offer some brand new services. Maria Davison (General Manager Home Care and Housing) introduces the roll-out.
You can purchase in-home services on a full fee-for-service basis. Depending on your needs and preferences, you may be eligible for a Government subsidy. The following information is also available in the Home Care section of our website.
Subsidised services fall into two categories: Home and Community Care and Packaged Care. Once you know what you are eligible for, or if you simply want to purchase services without applying for Government support, get in touch with us.
In a national first, Amana Living has launched eConnect, a virtual support service for people living with dementia. Peter Mildenhall (General Manager Corporate Assets) explains how it works.
Amana Living has partnered with Telstra Health to use its MyCareManager eHealth platform to deliver the new service, Amana Living eConnect.
Video conferencing and telemonitoring allow more one-to-one support for our clients and their carers, whether that’s counselling, helping them to access services or managing their health.