What sort of support can be provided?
Domestic Assistance – provides assistance with essential cleaning of areas in the home that are regularly used. The service can also include dish washing, ironing and meal preparation.
Linen Service – our linen service provides clean towels, sheets, pillow cases and bed pads. Our pick up and delivery service is provided twice a week. We may also be able to help you with changing the bed linen.
Social Support – enjoy the company of others on our supported outings and bus trips. Gentlemen may enjoy our Men’s Group which operates fortnightly and provides time and a place for men to enjoy the company of other men.
We can help with transport to appointments and with shopping, and we can arrange for a friendly volunteer to come and have a cuppa and a chat with you at home.
Adssi HomeLiving Australia is a proud sponsor of the Bateau Bay Men’s Shed where men are welcome to spend time working on projects for themselves or the community, share stories and a cuppa, learn or teach in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. You do not need a referral to attend the Men’s Shed – simply phone them on 0435 807 633.
Case Management– the program offers people with complex physical/medical, social and/or emotional needs who need the short term, periodic or longer term services of an experienced case manager to help them to coordinate a range of services to help them to continue to live in the community.
Respite Services – if you are a carer who provides significant levels of care and support to someone who has a disability, a chronic health condition or who is frail and aged, you may be eligible for respite services. Respite gives carers a break from their caring responsibilities by temporarily taking over the caring role. The break could be for a few hours, a full day or longer – just what you may need to attend to your own health and personal needs, or simply to recharge your batteries.
Our partnership with Breakaway in San Remo enables us to provide respite breaks for carers of the frail aged, people with disabilities or those who suffer dementia by organising ‘camps’ for the person you care for. Respite camps at Breakaway include meals, activities and personal assistance and the buildings are set in beautiful natural surroundings.
Home Modifications and Maintenance Service (HMMS) – our HMM services help improve safety and access in and around the home. Services can include:
- Installation of ramps, rails and other modifications that help you access and live in your home more safely (government subsidised services require an Occupational Therapy assessment before modifications can begin – the assessment is free of charge).
Handyperson services for small home maintenance and repairs such as minor carpentry, electrical and plumbing
Garden and lawn maintenance, one-off yard and rubbish clearance and gutter cleaning
Major bathroom modifications and the installation of lifts are also possible via an application process to the HMM State Council
Occupational Therapy – our registered and qualified Occupational Therapists provide in-home assessments with the aim of improving your safety and independence both at home and in the community.
We will discuss what difficulties you or the person you care for may be having with simple day to day activities. It may be that you are starting to have difficulty getting out of bed or out of a chair, or that you are worried about having a fall.
The home assessment is comprehensive and will take into consideration any medical conditions, current medication, and your ability to safely access the home and community. We will identify risks and hazards that may compromise your safety or independence.
The Occupational Therapist will make their recommendations in consultation with you and/or your carer and will first identify any simple solutions. This might be assistive equipment available for purchase or hire or a simple grab rail modification in the bathroom or toilet. More complex recommendations may be required such as a full bathroom modification. The Occupational Therapist can make a referral to Adssi HomeLiving Australia’s Home Modification and Maintenance (HMM) service or another service in your local area to have the modifications carried out.
Gardens and Lawns– we can help you with your garden and lawn mowing needs to help keep things tidy and safe.
To be referred to us for any of these services you must phone MY AGED CARE Gateway 1800 200 422 if you’re over 65 or over 50 ATSI.
Please call NDIS on 1800 800 110 if you’re under 65 or under 50 for ATSI.