If you’ve been wondering “what can home care package funds be used for?”, you will be pleased to note that you can access a number of services and support tools through your Feros Care Home Care Package (HCP).  

Home services

The following in-home care services are available for all home care package levels (1,2,3 & 4). These services provide a little extra support to help you stay independent for longer and are designed to help you keep your home clean, tidy and safe. 

HousekeepingCleaning, laundry, and changing linen, ironing.
Gardening & Lawn MowingIncluding helping with vegetable gardens, weeding etc.
Spring CleansWindows, scrubbing walls, cobwebs, cleaning out cupboards, decluttering.
MaintenanceCleaning gutters, driveway cleans, fix doors, clean ovens, clean blinds/curtains.
Home SafetySmoke, gas and heat alarms, security alarms/modifications and falls detectors.
Home Cook Meals‘Cook-ups’ with your favourite recipes, international foods, baking cakes/slices, roasts.
Pet CareCare for your pets whilst you are away eg feeding, pet walking, take pet to vet with you.
Downsizing & Moving housesHelp pack, declutter and clean.

Health Services

In-home health care services for seniors are available for all home care package levels but your specific HCP level will determine how often you can access each service. Seniors with high-care needs (HCP Levels 3 & 4) will generally have these services provided by a care worker or nurse most days or daily. 

Dementia careProviding assistance including technologies, respite for the carer, day centre respite (pay), advice and support, music therapy, home sensors.
NursingMedication prompting and monitoring, pain management, chronic disease monitoring including diabetes, heart and lung disease (telehealth), post hospital care.
Personal careAssist with showering, personal hygiene, hair and beauty.
Mental wellbeingSuggest home modifications, equipment and tools to assist you stay safe and independent including specialised cooking equipment, shower/toilet chairs, hand/grab rails and technologies such as sensors.
Massage & Therapies

Qualified massage and other therapists to assist with pain management, relaxation and meditation.

PodiatryA podiatrist visiting the home to assist with foot and nail care.
Respite care

A break for carers to attend to errands, social and wellbeing activities (eg day respite, overnight respite or transporting a loved one to day centre respite).

Occupational therapy

Social workers for family matters, advocacy, life planning and psychologists to assist with anxiety and depression.

Technology

In addition to in-home care services, your home care package funding can also be used for a range of technological aids, including personal alarms and virtual health monitoring (VHM) solutions to help you stay safe and feel confident at home.  

Devices & Device supportWe can help you to get connected to the internet including use of email, Facebook, banking and online shopping, connect with family and friends, use of smart phone/tablet, Skype, tech support, training and assistance.

Personal Alarms

Pendants and sensors that can assist with detecting falls or contact help in an emergency.

Virtual Health MonitoringDaily wellbeing visits, phone calls or remote monitoring (Technology and Telehealth Nurse).


Entertainment & Wellbeing

Your home care package can also be used for entertainment and to help you improve your wellbeing through exercise and companionship programs. Most of the services below are available with HCP levels 1-4. 

TransportTo appointments, social activities, visiting family and friends, to/from hospital. Door to door service including errands eg bank, shops, library, golf. 
 

Companionship

We will accompany you on trips, shops, hairdresser, social outings, sporting activities, visit friends and family. Visit your favourite places and do your favourite things such as going out for lunch, movies, theatre. Company at home to cook and bake together, arts and craft, scrap booking, sewing knitting, card games, board games, listen to music.
Exercise programsOne on one visits from physio or exercise physio to assist with mobility, increased strength, balance to prevent falls and to assist people move around with confidence.