Are you wondering about how you’ll manage at home as you get older?
Do you think you might be needing a little extra help around the garden?
Would you like to maintain your social and community activities?
In getting some help at home with a home care package, you will be able to remain in the comfort of your own home, comfortably and safely, knowing that help is only a phone call away. We advocate consumer directed care so that your care is directed by you, with as little or as much support as you want.
Here are some of the services included in our home care:
- Help with grocery shopping
- Transport to and from social activities and appointments
- Support to stay socially active in your community
- Help in your home and garden
As advocates of consumer directed care, we provide as much or as little care as you need, as directed by you and your home care package can change to adapt to your changing needs.
For example, we can start with helping you get out and about in your community and with time we can assist more with shopping, cooking, gardening and even medical support if you need it.
The advantage of starting home care sooner than later is that we get to know you, we develop a relationship with you, and so we understand how to best support your lifestyle at home, so that you feel happy, safe and cared for well into your older years.
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.