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Services in Aged Care Australia

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  • Aged Care in AustraliaDifferent Services.
  • Aged Care in Australia
    Consists of 3 different types of services and care available to older people and their carers
    Informal care provided by family carers
    Formal care
    Community Care
    Residential Care
    Flexible Care eg. Rehabilitation programs
    Accommodation and Housing
  • Aged Care Informal Care
    There are 2.6 million unpaid carers in Australia
    The need for the important role of carers in maintaining frail older people in the community is set to increase as Australia's population continues to age and more older people choose to stay in their own homes.
    Many carers are ageing them selves
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  • Aged Care Informal Care
    To support these carers and the older people they are caring for there are a number of services available in the community.
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  • Aged Care Informal Care
    Some of the services that help older people remain living independently at home include
    Meals on wheels
    RDNS
    Local councils
    Day Therapy centers
    Social clubs
    Respite centers
    Can you name any others?
  • Aged Care – Community Care
    Community care is provided formally to older people and their carers so that they can remain living at home for as long as it is safe for them to do so. The programs provided include
  • What do home care workers do?
    Home care workers are involved in going into older peoples homes and providing support to the older person and their carer to remain living independently in the community.
    Home care workers daily tasks will vary depending upon the type of program they are employed by.
  • What do home care workers do?
    As a guideline they may be involved with supporting the older person with -
    personal care,
    meal preparation,
    shopping,
    paying bills,
    cleaning,
    laundry,
    respite,
    outings,
    Social support
    rehabilitation programs (eg. Exercises).
  • Aged Care –Community Care
    These programs are provided to older people nationally:
    Home and Community Care (HACC)
    Community Aged Care Packages (CACP)
    Extended Aged Care at Home (EACH)
    Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia (EACH Dementia)
    Day therapy and respite service
  • Aged Care – Community Care
  • Aged Care –Community Care
    Community Aged Care Packages
  • Aged Care –Community Care
    Extended Aged Care at Home (EACH)
  • Aged Care –Community Care
    Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia (EACH)
  • Aged Care –Community Care
    Day therapy
    Respite services
  • Aged Care – Community Care
    Other providers of community care are state funded programs such as Metropolitan Dom Care
    And Private providers and agencies
  • Aged Care – Residential Care
    Residential care (accommodation and care support) is provided at two levels
    Low Level Care (formerly Hostel care)
    High Level Care (formerly Nursing Home Care
  • What do care workers do in residential care?
    A care workers role in residential care will vary depending upon whether they work primarily in Low level care or High level care.
  • What do care workers do in residential care?
    Generally they are involved with supporting and assisting the older person to
    Get in or out of bed (using lifters or manual handling techniques)
    Attend to their personal care and grooming needs
    Eat their meals
    Attend and participate in activities
    Attend religious ceremonies
    Communicate effectively
  • Aged Care – Residential Care
    Low Level Care (formerly Hostel care)
  • Aged Care – Residential Care
    High Level Care (formerly Nursing Home Care)
  • Aged Care – Residential Care
    Residential Respite Care
    Low level care
    High level care
  • Aged Care - Flexible care
  • Aged Care Accommodation and Housing
    Retirement Villages
    The South Australian Housing Trust
    Local Council housing estates
  • Aged Care in Rural Areas
    Aged care in rural areas consists of community care and residential care. Often these services are provided by what is known as a Multi-purpose Service (MPS), Often based from a hospital setting.
  • References
    www.health.gov.au
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