Living with a disability, and requiring assistance with day to day practicalities, certainly doesn’t mean you can’t live independently. Some home modifications may be necessary depending on your physical circumstances (eg railings, hoists, wide doorframes etc) but if you are able to arrange these, a support worker who comes to you can provide all the help needed to allow life to continue in the comfort of your own home.
Our disability support workers can be engaged for an array of home supports, from basic personal care, to household help, to complex care needs. Below is a list of things you can hire support workers for. Remember that a strategically planned schedule can get you all the help you need in order to live at home.
- Personal care (bathing/showering, personal hygiene, dressing and grooming, toileting, transferring in/out of bed)
- Domestic assistance (light cleaning, making beds, laundry, ironing, shopping)
- Meal assistance (menu planning, preparing, cooking & serving meals, supervising eating, monitoring/re-stocking fridge and pantry)
- Complex care needs (medication administration, PEG feeding, hoist/transfer support, tracheostomy, assistance to participate in external activities/appointments)
Our goal with Careseekers is to make the home care experience a positive one for individuals and families seeking care. By connecting you to independent support workers, we allow you control over your support plan and in many cases, actually enable you to live at home with support. YOU choose a worker you feel is right for you and YOU create a schedule that works for you, with a budget that fits with what you can afford. We’re an NDIS provider, so taking advantage of our far more affordable rates (our workers are free to set and negotiate whatever price they want) means your NDIS package can stretch so much further in terms of support hours.
To become a care or support worker, please visit www.careseekers.com.au/carer
To find aged care services, please visit https://www.careseekers.com.au/services/aged-care-workers
To find disability support services, please visit https://www.careseekers.com.au/services/disability-support-workers