St Vincent's Home Care services

Home care services

St Vincent's Home Care services

St Vincent's Home care is for people who need extra support from qualified care professionals in their day to day lives.

There are a range of services that St Vincent's has to offer to keep you happy, healthy and independent at home for longer.

For a detailed list of St Vincent's Home Care service offerings, see below.

St Vincent's Home Care offering includes:

  • Personal care
  • Nursing care
  • Domestic assistance
  • Palliative care
  • Transport assistance
  • Allied health services
  • Social support (virtual and in-person)
  • Dementia care
  • Equipment and assistive technology
  • Home maintenance
  • Wellness programs
  • Home modifications
  • Flexible respite options

St Vincent’s can give carers a break through flexible respite options including:

Home respite care

Respite care where a carer comes to your loved one’s home.

The key with home respite care is flexibility and choice. You might only need respite for a few hours, and so St Vincent’s can organise for a care worker to come care for your loved one for a short while

A care worker will come to a home , so carers can take a break for a few hours, or they can take your loved one out for a coffee or a walk. This type of respite is available during the day or overnight.

Community respite care

For getting out of the house, community respite care is also a great option.

Community respite care (also known as centre based respite) is provided at a centre or out in the community during the day. The options for this are only limited to where you live and the level of care you require.

Some examples of community respite care include:

  • Going out for a picnic with a carer
  • Spending time at a club or RSL with other like-minded people
  • Visiting a community centre for exercise or activities
  • Visiting a park and having some time to yourself with a carer

Know that whatever community or home respite looks like for you, it is all tailored to the level of care your loved one requires.

If your loved one has a memory problem for example, our staff are there to support your loved one to ensure that they have access to enjoying activities in a safe environment.

Note: If a higher level of respite care is required (e.g. residential respite) clients need to be assessed by ACAT and choose support based on the level of care and assessed need.

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St Vincent's Home Care services explained

Personal Care

It can become more difficult to stay fresh and feel yourself particularly if your mobility or vision isn’t where it used to be.

St Vincent’s home care workers can help with:

  • Showering
  • Self-Care
  • Hygiene
  • Personal grooming

St Vincent’s staff are caring, considerate and always take into account a person’s likes and dislikes while supporting them. This is extremely important when it comes to the personal aspects of a personal carer.

Nursing care

With St Vincent’s Home Care, an in-home nurse, home care nurse, medical caregiver, or even home health caregiver can come to you in the comfort of your own home instead of going into nursing home care or a long-term care facility.

St Vincent’s community nurses are registered and qualified to:

  • Administer medications and injections
  • Provide care assessments
  • Assist with complex hygiene
  • Provide medical treatment and care related to health conditions including diabetes management
  • Dressing injuries (wound care)

Domestic assistance

Need a bit of help around the house? The St Vincent’s home care team can be an extra set of hands to help with chores so you can relax in a safe, tidy home and have more time for the things you enjoy.
  • Cooking
  • Vacuuming, mopping, dusting
  • Changing sheets
  • Washing and ironing
  • Spring cleaning
  • Feeding your pets or taking them for a walk
  • Watering and keeping your plants healthy
  • Helping you prepare a shopping list and doing the shopping

Palliative care

Palliative care supports residents on their end of life journey.

For palliative care, we organise a talented team of specialists, nurses and GPs to make sure clients are comfortable and safe.

In-home palliative care services can include:

  • Relief of pain and other symptoms
  • Providing equipment needed to aid care at home
  • Providing culturally sensitive support
  • Counselling and grief support
  • Referrals to other appropriate services based on your needs and wants.

Transport services

If you need support getting out into the community we can help.

Our transport services mean you have easy access to:

  • GP and specialist appointments
  • Activities and outings
  • Exercise and therapy sessions
  • Time out with friends or family
  • Shopping

Speak to our home care and community team for information on what’s available near you.

Allied health services

With St Vincent’s Home Care, we can organise for allied health to visit you in your home, or in a community based setting.

Some Allied Health services we can organise for you include:

  • Podiatry
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy,
  • Speech Pathology
  • Hydrotherapy

If services are located away from your home, we organise transport to ensure you get there safely and on time.

Social support

St Vincent’s home care can help you stay active in the community, make new friends or stay in touch with old ones through social activities in a group setting or through accompanied activities.

Staying social and reducing social isolation improves your wellbeing and keeps you living better.

Examples include:

  • Introduction to Clubs and centres (potentially through day respite)
  • Virtual call support with family, friends and health professionals
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Dementia support

When it comes to dementia support at home, St Vincent’s has staff trained in best practice for working with people who have dementia.

With our dementia support service, we offer:

  • Long term relationships and stability
  • 24/7 support on request
  • Skill and experience to communicate with people who have dementia
  • Supervision and support provided

Discover more information on our approach to dementia care.

Equipment and assistive technology

As a part of your in home care, equipment and assistive technology can help you get around your home easier or improve the way you stay in touch with friends and family.

Some examples of equipment include:

  • Walking frame
  • Shower chair
  • A new iPad for staying in touch with friends and family
  • Mechanical recliner chairs
  • Wheelchairs
  • Fall detectors

Home maintenance

St Vincent's can take the stress out of maintaining your home by coordinating contractors as a part of your service. Some of these tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Regular mowing
  • Gardening
  • Household repairs
  • External cleaning

Need more information?

For more information on how to get started with home care and home care services, call our team on 1800 778 767.

If or when additional care is needed?

Should the time come when you need additional care, St Vincent’s Care Services is perfectly positioned to help. We can assist with a complete range of care options to suit your needs.

Our home care communities in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria offer exceptional care.

We can also connect you with leading specialists and healthcare practitioners at St Vincent’s Health Australia’s well-respected public and private hospitals.