In Home Support Services
Resthaven’s Home Support Services provide in-home assistance to help you stay living at home.
Resthaven home support services are tailored to reflect your needs, choices and interests. Working together with you to offer both long and short-term support, we offer Home Care Packages for Levels 1 – 4.
We offer quality, professional services, either in the privacy of your own home, or out and about in your local community.
Services are delivered by our trained staff in a way that supports your choices and independence, respects your privacy and provides peace of mind.
To find a service near you, call 1300 13 66 33
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To enable the best possible quality of life, a case manager will partner with you to develop appropriate, individualised care plans, that consider your circumstances, and provide you with services that will optimise your allocated funding, meet your preferences and needs, as well as meeting legislative requirements.
Discover more about our Home Support Services.
Whether you are looking for a little help around the house, or just need some assistance until you are back on your feet, we can support you.
Domestic services that will help you around the home include:
- House cleaning
- Light gardening
- Meal preparation
- Shopping and bill paying
- Help with pets
- Minor home maintenance
- Advice about in-home equipment
They don’t just take over but let you do things independently. That’s the whole attitude; let you do things that you can, but they do say, ‘Let us know if you can’t.’ – Resthaven client
• Medical and hospital visits
• Social outings, family events and support
We assist you in self-care, supporting you in maintaining your independence.
- Dressing and grooming
- Taking or applying medications
- Continence management
Benefit from joining an exercise group, or learn to manage chronic conditions, such as stroke, Parkinson’s, heart health, diabetes, or arthritis.
Resthaven’s qualified and registered allied
health professionals can support your
independence, providing services with a
preventative, maintenance, or restorative focus.
Rehabilitation and Therapy may include:
- Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, Physiotherapy
- Day or overnight respite
- Medication management
- Nursing in-home
- Speech pathology
- Counselling and social support
Exercise and Wellness Activities may include:
- Individual or group therapy
- Exercise classes
- Tai Chi/Chi ball
- Water exercises (aquatherapy)
- Nutritional advice
- Self-management of chronic conditions, such as Parkinson’s, stroke or pulmonary conditions, arthritis and diabetes
We work with you to stay involved with family, friends and the community.
- Individual support for outings, hobbies, exercise classes, visiting family and friends.
- Group activities at one of our Community Services branches or in a community setting, based on your interests.
- Dementia support including specific support for those living alone with memory loss
- Parkinson’s Support Group
‘I do a social support program on the weekend. I really value that. You know the weekend can be tough to get support or things to do, so I think that’s really innovative and imaginative … oh … and it’s just really well organised’. -Resthaven client
We provide respite to support carers, to enable them to sustain their physical and emotional health.
Respite can be in the carer’s or client’s home, a community venue or at one of our Community Services centres or respite cottages.
Choose from day respite, group respite, and overnight respite.
To apply for Australian Government-funded home support or home care services, including access to Resthaven’s government-funded services, (apart from some services to Australian veterans), contact My Aged Care, on 1800 200 422 (freecall). They will discuss your needs and refer you for an in-home assessment of your support needs. If needed, call Resthaven on 1300 13 66 33 and we’ll help you with a My Aged Care referral.
If you are over the age of 65 and want to apply for subsidised care through My Aged Care, our team can speak with you about the assessment process and work with you to help you apply.
If you need care immediately, you may want to consider Resthaven Lifestyle Choices Plus. You don’t have to wait for an assessment.
This is a private service option, offering a range of support on a fee for service basis.