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Aged Support Services

“The support needed to keep living in the comfort of my own home.”

Quality support services

Southern Cross organise quality services for people over the age of 65 (49 for Indigenous People) who need support with personal daily tasks and want to continue living in the familiarity of their own home.

Government Approved Provider

Southern Cross works together with Government Authorities within their Approved Guidelines. We organise individually tailored Aged services for eligible Participants for a variety of Government Agencies.

Quality support services

Southern Cross organise quality services for people over the age of 65 (49 for Indigenous People) who need support with personal daily tasks and want to continue living in the familiarity of their own home.

Government Approved Provider

Southern Cross works together with Government Authorities within their Approved Guidelines. We organise individually tailored Aged services for eligible Participants for a variety of Government Agencies.

Support in your own home

Southern Cross organise all the Support Services you would expect and also organise other services that may surprise you.

Services include:

  • bathing, showering, personal grooming and dressing
  • housework and laundry
  • shopping and meal preparation
  • nursing support such as medication, dressings and wound care
  • transport to appointments and social activities — taking you out to get your hair and nails done, going to bingo, helping you shop for gifts for loved ones and visiting friends and family
  • helping you plant and maintain your garden

Support in your own home

We arrange all the regular Aged Support Services you would expect and we also arrange other services that may surprise you.

Services include:

  • housework and laundry
  • shopping and meal preparation
  • bathing, showering, personal grooming and dressing
  • nursing support such as medication, dressings and wound care
  • transport to appointments and social activities — taking you out to get your hair and nails done, going to bingo, helping you shop for gifts for loved ones and visiting friends and family
  • helping you plant and maintain your garden

Matching you with the right Support Workers

The focus of Southern Cross is at all times to match you with the most appropriate Support Workers. This includes ensuring Support Workers have the skills and experience required to deliver your service and the right personality to enrich your life. You will be involved in the selection process of your Support Worker team.

Matching you with the right Support Workers

The focus of Southern Cross is at all times to match you with the most appropriate Support Workers. This includes ensuring Support Workers the skills and experience required to deliver your service and the right personality to enrich your life. You will be involved in the selection process of your Support Worker team.

The right support for you

Southern Cross has locally based Community Support Co-ordinators (Registered Nurses) work with you to establish an individualised service and provide ongoing support to maintain the quality of the service.

The Community Support Co-ordinators and the Support Workers are locally based people who live and work in the communities where your services are provided.

The right support for you

Southern Cross has locally based Community Support Co-ordinators (Registered Nurses) work with you to establish an individualised service and provide ongoing support to maintain the service.

The Community Support Co-ordinators and the Support Workers are locally based people who live and work in the communities where your services are provided.

Access to Government Funding

The Australian Government funds many different types of Aged Support Services that enable people to continue living in their own home and maintain their independence.

For a confidential, obligation-free discussion, call one of our friendly team members on freecall 1800 989 000 from anywhere in Australia who will assist and help you apply for Government Funding through the “My Aged Care” Program.

Once your funding is approved by “My Aged Care”, Southern Cross can then also arrange your services.

Access to Government Funding

The Australian Government funds many different types of Aged Support Services that enable people to continue living in their own home and maintain their independence.

For a confidential, obligation-free discussion, call one of our friendly team members on freecall 1800 989 000 from anywhere in Australia who will assist and help you apply for Government Funding through the “My Aged Care” Program.

Once your funding is approved by “My Aged Care”, Southern Cross can then also arrange your services.

Aged Support Services

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Activities and outings

The Support Workers assist you to be a part of the community, socialise and complete practical tasks like shopping, going on outings, paying bills and going to appointments. They can also take you to social and community activities, help you achieve goals such as playing a sport, taking you out to get your hair done, helping you shop for gifts for loved ones and visiting friends and family.

Advice and support

Whether you are seeking aged services for yourself or a family member, finding your way through the healthcare system can be confusing.

Because Southern Cross has been arranging services for over 30 years (since 1984), we can advise you of the channels, processes and services that may be of relevance to you.

For a confidential, obligation-free discussion, freecall one of our friendly team members on 1800 989 000.

Housework

The Support Workers provide a number of domestic services to enable you to live comfortably in your own home.

The Support Workers can assist with:

  • Vacuuming, mopping and sweeping inside and outside
  • Cleaning bathrooms
  • Cleaning kitchen benches
  • Laundry and
  • Cleaning windows
Meals and shopping

The Support Workers assist you with daily meal preparation, cooking, cleaning and grocery shopping.

Some of the tasks the Support Workers can assist with include:

  • Providing transport to and from the shops
  • Accompanying you at the shops
  • Grocery shopping
  • Preparing meals
  • Cleaning up the kitchen
  • Assisting you with meal preparation
Nursing

Experienced Support Workers provide monitoring and support in your own home, reducing the need to travel to medical appointments or stay in hospital.

The Support Workers assist you through:

  • Administering medication
  • Monitoring a condition and taking measurements
  • Dressing and cleaning wounds and
  • Bowel and bladder care
Personal care

The Support Workers assist you with everyday personal care tasks to help you get on with your day. This may include:

  • Showering or bed bathing
  • Shaving, providing hair care and basic nail care
  • Providing exercise therapy (as prescribed)
  • Assisting with hoists for transfers
  • Helping you to get in and out of bed and move around the house
  • Assisting with eating and drinking
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