What is Ability Care?
At Home Instead we support you to continue living independently in your own home by empowering your ability, instead of focusing on disability. We understand the importance of remaining at home and we are committed to your independence, the quality of care you receive and empowering you to choose, control and change your services.
We provide a range of services to help you with your day-to-day activities, as well as support you at home. We specialise in supporting adults with chronic and degenerative conditions such as:
- Dementia (including Younger Onset Dementia)
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Motor Neurone Disease (MND)
- Parkinson’s Disease
How we can Help
Home Instead can help with a range of personal and lifestyle needs while providing welcome companionship.
The amount and level of care you need will depend on the type and severity of your condition. Some progressive health conditions may eventually require a high level of care, while others can be managed through help in the home with regular visits from CAREGivers and allied healthcare professionals.
“I love the service I get from Home Instead. The CAREGivers are very educated in their field, and they organise everything for me. They make the bed, do the washing including folding and ironing, they clean the bathrooms, vacuum, dust and mop the floors. They even wipe the cupboards out if I need. I love my home. I feel comfortable in my own home. I feel safe, and I know where everything is. If I need extra services, I can just ask.”
– MICHELE, 62 –
Funding your Care
Home Instead provides support for clients who are privately funded or are funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and are either Plan Managed or Self-Managed.
Plan Managed is when the funds allocated by your NDIS plan are administrated by a Registered Provider of Plan Management Services. A Plan Manager helps you to keep track of your NDIS funds and also takes care of financial reporting for you.
Self-Managed is when you choose to manage your NDIS funding yourself. This provides you with flexibility and choice on how to spend your NDIS funding to best meet your goals and needs. Home Instead can support your home care needs irrespective of if your NDIS funds are Self-Managed or Plan Managed, or if you wish to fund or top-up your care services privately.
Real Care Stories
Jose & CAREGiver Rob show how Ability Care is about more than just support with household tasks. What a jam session!