Would you like some help with the shopping, cooking or cleaning?
Do you need someone to drive you to your social outings or club meetings every week?
Do you want help getting ready in the morning?
Are you noticing that you are staying in more and getting outdoors less these days?
Some help at home will make life that little bit easier. By planning ahead and looking after your lifestyle needs as you age, you will be able to remain in the comfort of your own home, reducing the need to enter residential aged care, or lessening the burden on your family and friends as the years go by.
Your home care plan meets your needs today and adapts to your needs in the future
A home care plan is designed to be tailor made to your specific needs. As advocates of consumer directed care, your care is directed by you and choose as much or as little care as you want.
As your needs change with time, so does your home care package. For example, we may start with some lighter duties such as helping you with maintaining the house and the garden and keeping active in your community. Down the track, if you need some help with getting ready, showering and medical support, our qualified staff will help you with this as well.
Here are some of the services included in our home care:
- Help with the cooking and grocery shopping
- Transport to and from social activities and appointments
- Maintaining your home and the garden
- Support to stay socially active your community
A home care package takes up to 12 months to commence from the date it is approved
It’s best to start making plans for a home care package today so it is there where you need it. Otherwise you may need to pay private home care fees to support you while you wait for your home care package to be approved, which can get expensive.
We are here to help guide you through the process of applying for a home care package with My Aged Care.
Government funded home care services – Home Care Packages
St Louis is an approved My Aged Care provider for Level 1-4 home care packages in South Australia. Government funded home care packages require you to complete an ACAT Assessment first. Under a home care package, all your home care fees may be covered or you may need to pay an income tested fee depending on your financial circumstances.
Privately funded home care services – St Louis Lifestyles Program
Not eligible for federally-funded home care services or prefer private home care services? You can still access St Louis home care services as a privately-funded client through our St Louis Lifestyles Programme.
St Louis Lifestyles is a fee-for-service care programme where home care services can be arranged as needed, which means no ongoing costs for you.
You don't need an ACAT Assessment to access St Louis Lifestyles and there is no eligibility criteria. There are also no waiting lists, so we can start delivering the home care services you need as soon as you need them.