Anglicare Tasmania can provide you with a broad range of supports that can be adjusted to suit your changing needs and Home Care Package funding.
The goal of a Home Care Package is to help you stay independent and continue doing what makes you, you. All from the familiar surrounds of your own home.
The following information explains the different types of supports and what they might include.
Sometimes it can be hard to keep up with the day-to-day things that needs to be done, such as cleaning, eating well, changing a light bulb or weeding the garden. Our personal support team can help you with day-to-day tasks so that you can continue to live at home in a safe and comfortable environment.
Our team are trained to support you with tasks such as:
Our personal care services are tailored to meet your individual needs.
We provide compassionate, experienced and professional assistance with:
Your personal wellbeing is important to us. Our team will help you to stay healthy, positive and motivated by:
We can assist you to continue to do the physical and personal interest activities that you enjoy.
Some examples include:
We can assist with making appointments with your health care providers. Some examples include the dentist, podiatrist, optometrist, hearing and skin-check clinics. We can also organise massage therapy to address conditions such as chronic pain.
Anglicare’s Pastoral Care support service can provide you with spiritual and emotional support during a time of need. They offer a sensitive and caring presence for people of all denominations, including arranging visits to or from your local church or place of worship.
Caring for someone can be physically and emotionally draining. Carers can find it difficult to balance their own needs with those they care for.
Anglicare understands how important it is to be able to trust others to provide the same care and compassion that you do.
Our team is here to assist you in your role as carer.
We can provide:
We can discuss with you respite options such as day-centre, in-home or residential respite. If the person you support is hospitalised we can take you to visit them in hospital or visit on your behalf.
Grief and loss can occur as a result of many life experiences. This can include the changing health status of the person you care for. Anglicare can provide you with pastoral care services. Or if you prefer we can source professional counselling.
Anglicare believes that caring for the carer is as important as caring for others. To support this we can assist you with:
Our team has the training and experience to provide quality support and companionship to people living with dementia, mental illness, disability, terminal illness or who are older and frail.
Our dedicated team of clinically trained staff can work with you and your family to help maintain your health and wellness.
We can provide you with a comprehensive range of clinical services.
There are many products and services that can help you to live more independently. We can help you find and learn how to use new technologies such as:
You may need home modification, mobility aid or equipment to live safely and comfortably at home.
We can provide advice on items such as:
In some situations you may need more complex home modifications. We can organise an Occupational Therapist to prepare an assessment and recommendation report for:
If modifications and equipment aren’t funded by your package we can help you to find other funding sources.
During your initial assessment we work with you to select a range of services and products that can be covered within your personal budget.
If you would like to purchase additional services from private or unspent funds you can determine the duration of these services. This means that you only pay for what you need.
You will receive a monthly statement that will outline your income and expenditure from your home-care package. Any unspent funds roll-over to the following month for you to spend later.
Our team can:
If you have a Power of Attorney or your finances are managed by the Public Trustee, we will work with the people that you have nominated.
Our honest and trustworthy team can take you to visit the bank and assist you to pay your accounts electronically.
You will have the opportunity to apply for some of your home-care package funds to be pre-paid to you on an Anglicare personal debit card. This will enable you to pay for some goods or services when you shop.
For many people, a family pet is a constant friend and source of affection and comfort.
Caring for a pet has many physical and emotional benefits, such as decreasing anxiety and depression. A pet also gives structure to the day, with the need for a routine to feed, play, groom and exercise your companion.
Our team can assist you to care for your pet, including:
Many of Anglicare’s services are funded by government programs, however, we also provide services on a self-funded basis.
These services can also complement any government-funded services that you may already receive.