In Home Care for People In Cairns Requiring Significant Care

Regular walks down the Cairns esplanade at the end of the day are one of life’s little pleasures and it doesn’t matter if our clients are awake and well or if they’re asleep in their wheelchair. We know that they get the same pleasure out of the breeze and salty air as the joggers that pass by.

There comes a time when significant assistance is required on a daily basis and it is at this time that families make a decision to either move Mum/Dad into an aged care facility or to organise regular care at home.

It is our experience that ageing people are happiest and healthiest when they are in familiar surrounds and this is why we get so much joy out of making this possible for our clients.

Our team of capable, joyful and professional carers have all completed their Certificate III in Aged Care and have been selected to represent our business because of their genuine passion for their vocation and their exemplary attention to detail.

Supporting our carers are a team of registered nurses with decades of combined aged care experience who complete the assessments, write the care plans, oversee the care provided and step in where a registered nurse is required.

Ten Years Younger Home Care is uniquely capable of providing care in the home right through palliative care, giving each person the best chance to live their last days in dignity and to pass on in the place that means most to them.

  • Social Outings & Companionship
  • Domestic Assistance
  • Personal Care
  • Clinical Care
  • Dementia / Alzheimer’s Care (advanced)
  • Parkinson’s Care (advanced)
  • Cancer Care (advanced)
  • Stroke Care (severe)
  • Palliative Home Care

Social Outings & Companionship

Here are some examples of social and companionship activities:

  • Going for walks (sleeping/awake, in wheelchair/on foot)
  • Talks
  • Viewing favourite television shows together
  • Reading incoming mail
  • Attending places of interest
  • Attending events of interest
  • Engaging in mentally stimulating activities such as playing cards, drawing, painting, etc.

It is common for a person to reduce their social activity as their reduced capacity makes it difficult for them to organise and engage with other people, however their need for social interaction doesn’t reduce and continuing social engagement is good for their emotional and physical health.

Medication and clinical intervention do play a critical role in a person’s health as they age, but their fundamental needs for love and companionship are equally as important.

You would be amazed at the difference even just one social visit a week will make.

Domestic Assistance

Here are some examples of domestic assistance services:

  • Household management
  • Assistance with meal preparation
  • Cleaning
  • Ironing
  • Dusting
  • Shopping
  • Meal planning
  • Laundry
  • Vacuuming
  • Sweeping
  • Dog walking
  • Making up beds
  • Running errands

With the assistance of a carer Mum can be still be proud of her tidy house.

We will discuss any requests that you may have for domestic assistance and will happily oblige if it is within our professional capacity to do so.

Personal Care

Here are some examples of personal care activities:

  • Grooming
  • Showering
  • Toileting
  • Attending hair appointments
  • Attending nail appointments

We’re here to take the pressure off family members by looking after Mum/Dad’s personal care. We’ll find the right carer for Mum/Dad and will provide them with the time that they need to develop the trust required.

When family members take on personal care family roles change significantly. It’s our objective to allow Mum/Dad and the family to simply enjoy their twilight years together without the burden of having to provide personal care.

Clinical Care

Here are some examples of clinical care activities:

  • Preventative assistance
  • Administer medications
  • Attend medical appointments
  • Support to attend medical appointments
  • Coordinate allied health services
  • Plan meals
  • Meal preparation
  • Pain management
  • Wound management

We’ll help Mum/Dad to manage conditions such as pressure sores and skin tears to minimise discomfort and maximise mobility.

Dementia / Alzheimer’s Care (advanced)

Here are some examples of ways we can help your Mum/Dad stay at home despite their advanced Dementia / Alzheimers condition:

  • One on one monitoring
  • Companionship
  • Domestic assistance
  • Personal care
  • Clinical care
  • Risk management

If you’re concerned that Mum/Dad are skipping meals or making mistakes when taking their medication, we can help whilst treating them with respect and dignity.

With our support they will be able to continue to live in the place they love and you will be able to sleep easily knowing that they’re being looked after by professional and friendly staff.

Parkinson’s Care (advanced)

Here are some examples of ways we can help your Mum/Dad stay at home despite their advanced Parkinson’s condition:

  • One on one monitoring
  • Companionship
  • Domestic assistance
  • Personal care
  • Clinical care
  • Risk management

We understand that Mum/Dad are at their best when they’ve slept well and feel like life us under control so we take on the household duties and help lighten Mum/Dad’s load.

Cancer Care (advanced)

Here are some examples of ways we can help your Mum/Dad stay at home despite their advanced cancer condition:

  • One on one monitoring
  • Companionship
  • Domestic assistance
  • Personal care
  • Clinical care
  • Risk management

If Mum/Dad’s cancer has advanced to the stagy where they are dependent on care, our focus will be on maintaining their dignity and spark for life whilst preserving physical capacity.

We can take care of everything from shopping to cooking, cleaning and clinical care, taking some of the burden off the family so you can enjoy your time with Mum/Dad.

 

Stroke Care (severe)

Here are some examples of ways we can help your Mum/Dad stay at home despite their condition:

  • One on one monitoring
  • Companionship
  • Domestic assistance
  • Personal care
  • Clinical care
  • Risk management

Severe stroke changes a person’s life and it’s our objective to ensure that it doesn’t affect a person’s relationships with those closest to them by changing the dynamic from friend to carer. Allow us to provide care so you can maintain your relationship without being overburdened with the responsibility of care.

Palliative Home Care

Here are some examples of services that we provide:

  • Providing comfort
  • Responding to their wishes
  • Feeding
  • Providing one on one attention
  • Maintaining oral care
  • Maintaining skin care
  • Managing pressure areas

If you are looking for some additional support to help look after Mum/Dad (in addition to that being provided by the palliative care team based at Gordonvale Hospital) we’re here to help.