In-home care is about keeping you comfortable and independent in your own home. We can support you with whatever services you need around the house. You can mix and match these services with any others to create a comprehensive care plan suited to your living situation, or you can purchase any of them on their own as a quick stop-gap solution. We’re here to meet your needs.
General help around the house
We can assist with a variety of routine household tasks. These include, but are not limited to:
- cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, clearing cupboards, washing and ironing and changing bed linen
- supporting your nutrition and wellbeing by preparing and cooking meals, or helping organise delivered meals
- home maintenance, lawn mowing and garden maintenance to keep your home safe and tidy
- looking after your pet.
Staying safe and well
We can help you maintain your daily personal routine, including:
- showering, dressing, and general grooming to help you look and feel your best.
- assisting with your medication to help maintain your health.
Technology to keep you safe and connected
Designed to support an active and independent lifestyle, Mercy Health Connected Care is a range of technologies to keep you connected and protected if you live alone, have mobility concerns, or are injured or unwell.
Connected Care devices include fall detectors, movement and door sensors, medication reminders, emergency pendants, smoke detectors and other environmental sensors. We can also assist with home modifications such as easy access taps, bathroom rails and shower hoses and key lock box installation.
Umps Technology supports your safety and independence at home using a set of discreet smart plugs that fit between any appliance and the wall socket to measure your everyday activities. The plugs operate 24 hours a day, and alert your family or friends if something happens to you at home.
All of our technologies are easy to install and simple to use. The devices can alert family members or friends not living with you, and they can be connected to the professional and caring team at our 24/7 response centre.
How to access services
If any of these services appeal to you — whether on their own or grouped together as a bundle to help you live independently at home — you have a range of options. The key point is that we are here to help, in any way you need. If you need clarity or you would like to talk things through, give us a call on 1300 478 776.
You may be able to access services through a Home Care Package, a government-subsidised funding package for home care.
You may be eligible for other government funding options, and you can always purchase services immediately with your own money.
Last reviewed March 29, 2019.