Private Home Care

Find out how to stay at home, in your community longer.

Immediate help and support at home.

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Our Private Home Care services offer a simple and straightforward way to get help when you need it.

Unlike government-funded alternatives, there are no assessments, waiting periods, or subsidies required for Private Home Care services.

Getting started with Private Home Care is easy. Simply contact us, and we'll tailor a solution to you. You can start receiving help immediately.

When should I purchase Private Home Care?

  • If you're waiting for an assessment or funding approval, and need support in the interim
  • If you need short-term respite care or companionship while your usual carer is away
  • If you have some funding but need additional help and wish to top up your services
  • If you'd prefer not to apply for government funded Home Care, but need assistance
  • If you're going home after a stay in hospital and need assistance to manage at home
  • If you're not eligible for government funded Home Care but would benefit from the help

The benefits of Private Care Management

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If you need more than 1 - 2 Private Home Care services, there are significant benefits to you in purchasing Private Care Management.

Over time, it can be tricky to ensure the services you use continue to meet your needs whilst providing good value for money.

Your Care Manager assists you in many ways, including sourcing high-quality services that meet your needs and fit your budget.

Private Home Care Services

Additional services may be available to you, call us on 1300 064 064 to discuss.

Personal Care

Services to help you perform daily tasks.


For example, our Carers can help you with:

  • Bathing and showering

  • Using the toilet

  • Dressing and undressing

  • Medication reminders

  • Getting in and out of bed

Help With Meals

Services that ensure you continue to eat well.


Examples include:

  • Home delivery meals (see MiMeals)

  • Assistance from a Carer with meal preparation according to dietary needs

  • Help from a Carer to use eating utensils

Help At Home

Services to maintain a clean and tidy home.

Examples include:

  • House cleaning

  • Making beds

  • Washing and drying clothes

  • Grocery shopping

  • Lawn maintenance

  • Garden care

Keeping Safe & Fit

Services to maintain your mobility and overall wellbeing.


Examples include:

  • Our Strength and Balance Program, which reduces the risk of falls in the home.

  • Fall detectors and personal alarms, and services that monitor these devices

  • A Carer assisting with walking and exercising, and providing company during these activities

Transportation

Services to take you places.

For example, our Carers can take you to:

  • Medical appointments, shops, post office, library, hairdresser etc.

  • Meet up with friends and family or attend group social engagements

  • Attend exercise classes 

Social Support

Services to keep you connected.

Examples include:

  • A Carer visiting the home to provide social company (e.g. have friendly conversations, play games or puzzles, accompany to community activities, reminisce stories of the past, enjoy cooking or gardening together etc.)

  • Social support groups

Respite Care

Respite for private Carers (e.g. friends and family) while they take a break.

Respite services may include a variety of supports such as personal care and companionship services.

Health Care

Services and at-home help to treat and monitor medical conditions.  


Examples include:

  • Nursing care

  • Specialised care for particular conditions, such as dementia

  • Allied Health services (such as podiatry, physiotherapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy)

  • Care Management


Some Allied Health services may be claimable on your Private Health Insurance.

Assistive Aids

Aids and services that support your independence and safety.

Examples include:

  • Aids that assist in the performance of daily living tasks, such as shower chairs, commodes, walking frames, mechanical lifting devices, slide sheets, sheepskins, tri-pillows, pressure-relieving mattresses

  • Provision of aids that assist with communication, such as picture cards or resources in other languages

  • Assistance from a Carer to use supportive aids and technology

  • Services of an interpreter where there is a language barrier

  • Video conferencing and digital technology to increase timely access to care

Continence Care

Funding will pay for products and services to manage continence.

 

Examples include:

  • Continence assessments with a nurse

  • Continence aids and equipment such as disposable pads, commode chairs, bedpans and urinals, and catheter and urinary drainage appliances

  • Stomal therapy

  • Assistance from a Carer in using continence aids

How much does Private Home Care cost?

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Selecting a Home Care provider is a big decision, and it's important to find one that you like.

At MiCare, we provide high-quality, tailored services at competitive rates.

We also offer a free consultation so you can get to know us and tell us about your life and needs.

Ask About Our Private Home Care Services