Home Care – In Your Home

Kaloma offers flexible home based care in your own home to assist you to remain at home for as long as possible.

The consumer’s perspective and right for direct control over their lives underpins our approach to service provision. Our approach focuses on health, well-being, independence and reablement.  The goal being healthy ageing and maximising consumer choice and control about which assistance best suits your way of living.  We make the effort to know every consumers preferences, strengths, history; are sensitive to diversity and treat consumers and their representatives with respect and dignity.

We provide consumers with information about resources and supports available to enable them to make informed decisions about healthy ageing, independence and reablement.

Kaloma’s Home Care service can provide assistance to access other services you may prefer, if  available.  Often some assistance in the day to day household or personal tasks can mean the difference between being able to stay in your own home or having to move prematurely into an aged care facility. Alternatively you may be seeking a more extensive range of services.

Kaloma is licenced for 21 level 2 (low care level) and  and 4 level 4 (high care) home care packages.  The home care program is subsidised by the Australian government with differing funding for each of the levels of home care and is based on a budget.     Your services are budgeted and are dependent upon what level of home care you are approved for.   You receive a budget report each month and we are happy to e-mail this report to your representative as well.

The Commonwealth government is from 1st July 2014 implementing an assessment for an income tested fee to assess if clients have the means to pay the income tested fee. Refer to our ‘Costs’ tab for more information regarding fees.   The Commonwealth government will advise the home care package provider of the fees you have been assessed to pay in addition to the daily fee.  These funds are not retained by Kaloma but collected on behalf of the Commonwealth government and regarded as a contribution to your care.

Should the budget for you program not stretch to meet your service needs, you are able to purchase in additional services if you prefer. We pride ourselves on a quality service which helps you live the life you want to live.

Home care services are provided by competent, well trained staff ably lead by our experienced Home Care Coordinator.  A registered nurse is appointed to the program to provide nursing services.

Kaloma’s home care program can offer many services and the list below is certainly not exhaustive but gives an indication as to the basics which may be available within your budget.  You as the consumer determine how your funds are spent (within legislative guidelines);

  • Providing information about what services and supports you identify you want
  • Housecleaning
  • Laundry
  • Shopping
  • Transport to local medical appointments or social activities
  • Personal hygiene including;  showering and toileting
  • Dressing
  • Personal Grooming
  • Preparation or supply of meals
  • Review home safety, recommend and assist with arranging necessary modifications
  • Respite, in home or at a residential facility
  • Assistance with social interaction
  • Information technology
  • Nursing services
  • Allied Health practitioner assessment and treatment
  • Continence aids
  • Equipment assessed to improve the care outcomes of the client at home
  • In-home respite
  • Gardening services

Costs are available by clicking on the ‘COSTS’ tab.

If you are intersted in hearing more about the flexible services we can assist you with please  contact Kaloma on (07) 46711422 to discuss your needs.

 

Why Choose Kaloma’s Home Care Program

In January 2016 our 85 year old father moved into Goondiwindi after living on the family farm all his life.
Due to the many services available from the Kaloma Home Care Packages, he has been able to settle into his new life with ease.
It has allowed the family to have peace of mind knowing that his daily needs of personal care & house keeping are attended to by warm & caring staff from Kaloma.
I think Goondiwindi is very fortunate to have such a professional service available & Kaloma needs to be commended for the outstanding care it gives to all their clients here in town.
From Sam Coulton