Home Care Services
What is Flexible
Hourly Home Care?
By helping with Daily Living, our support workers
enable clients to maintain their normal daily
routines. Hourly home care for elderly, gives
the client the flexibility to choose the most
suitable times for service. Surrounded by their
possessions, pets, and familiar environment, our
clients receive the support they need and enjoy
their regular activities.
Our Support Workers assist clients in living
their everyday lives with their flexible hourly
home care services. Whether a client needs help
grooming or cooking or just requires simple companionship,
our Support Workers will be able to assist them.
Here's a full list of our hourly home care services
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individuals age, it becomes more and more difficult
to muster the energy it takes to cook and clean for
themselves. While most want their homes to be spotless
and their meals to be nutritious, sometimes they just
don't have what it takes to get those things done. And
they often tire themselves out before the can finish
their chores. This is where a Support Worker can come
in handy. Whether your energy is depleted or you need
a second pair of hands in the kitchen to assist you,
TGCA Support Workers can do whatever it takes to make
sure they enjoy hearty meals.
In addition to cooking, they can help
out with light cleaning around the home. From emptying
the dishwasher to cleaning the living room and taking
out the trash, clients can count on our Support Workers
to keep their living area comfortable and tidy.
and change of bed linens
Laundry can be challenging for many
clients. Laundry rooms are at times on a different level
to the bedroom which requires carrying a heavy or awkward
basket of clothes up a flight of stairs or two. Even
if the laundry room is on the same floor, it can be
difficult to bend and lift as you age. Fortunately,
our Support Workers can handle doing loads of laundry
while keeping clients company. Even if clients want
to retain a routine of doing their own laundry, our
support workers can act as a helping hand to do the
heavy-lifting, to make sure that they don't overexert
or hurt themselves.
Changing bed linens can also be quite
difficult for anyone on their own, but is even more
challenging for some clients. Our Support Workers can
take over this task or simply provide assistance with
shopping and errands
Mobility can be an issue for some clients,
which is why our caretakers are able to do the grocery
shopping and take care of any other household or personal
errands, such as going to the pharmacy or hardware store.
An outing to the grocery store can
be good for clients, but it can take a toll on them
with all the walking and lifting. If clients would still
like to enjoy the routine of going out to the supermarket
and choosing their groceries, Support Workers can simply
assist them to ensure they don't tire themselves. On
the other hand, if a client would like to stay home
and rest, our Support Workers can go out to the store
or on any other errand, get everything the client needs,
and bring it back home for them the choice is theirs.
dressing and grooming assistance
You know what they say - when you
look good, you feel good. A big part of looking and
feeling good is taking care of and grooming yourself.
However, some clients may have a hard time and may need
assistance when it comes to this kind of self-care;
fortunately, our Support Workers can help with that,
too. Whether assistance is needed for bathing, dressing,
or brushing hair or teeth, our trained professionals
will be able to help get it done, safely and quickly.
Companionship and range of motion exercise
A common misconception is that Support Workers
are for people who are unable to help themselves. On the contrary,
many of our Support Workers act as companions for clients
who tend to spend most of their time at home, alone. While
physical health is important, emotional health is just as
essential to one's well-being.
Having some companionship and someone to talk to could be
the thing that keeps you in a good mood, up to date on the
world around you. Lack of mental stimulation tends to contribute
to decline in general health. For this reason, our home care
services include companionship as a part of the service.
In addition to providing mental and emotional support in
the form of companionship, our Support Workers can also create
light exercise plans for clients that'll get them up and moving.
The benefits of light to moderate exercise for clients include:
Lower blood pressure
Good heart health
Reduced risk of cancer,
Stronger joints and muscles
Prevention of falls and
There's nothing worse than sitting
around not moving all day and being under-stimulated
or even lonely. The companionship and physical exercise
routine provided by Support Workers will ensure that
clients stay healthy, both mentally and physically.
Transportation to doctor appointments,
Mobility can be an issue for some clients,
which is why our caretakers are able
Clients need to get around every now and
then to be able to live their lives the way they want. Our
Support Workers will relieve the burden from family members
of having to pick clients up and take them for groceries,
to the pharmacy, or to their doctor's appointments. All of
our trained staff will be able to help clients get to and
from the supermarket, pick up their medications, and get to
any doctor appointments they have scheduled.
Assisting with walking and transfer
from bed to wheelchair
Sometimes elderly family members have mobility
issues that make it hard for them to get around. Luckily,
our Support Workers are trained to be able to help clients
walk or to transfer them from their wheelchair to the bed,
and vice versa, safely. Using professional techniques and
proven strategies, TGCA Support Workers can help clients get
around their home, assist them in walking safely while they're
out and about, and help them back into bed when they're ready.
When clients live alone, it can be
tough for their family members to gauge how well they're
doing. For example, those who have dementia may forget
to tell their family abut a pain they've been having
or a medication they need to refill. When a Support
Worker is present, they can take note of all the little
things throughout the day and update family members
accordingly. Here at TGCA, we know how important it
is to keep families in the loop, which is why all of
our Support Workers can provide full status reporting
to family members, upon request. This way, family members
will always know what's going on and everyone will be
on the same page when it comes to the client's care
plan and daily needs.
Medication reminders are extremely
important for clients, especially for those with dementia
or Alzheimer's who are prone to forgetting. Support
workers will familiarize themselves with the care plan
of the individual client and ensure that they stay on
top of taking their medication throughout the day.
Live-In Home Care Services
What is Live-in Home Care?
Live-In Care provides older adults with full-time,
around the clock care. Clients and their families can have
peace of mind with reliable, live-in Support Workers that
monitor safety, attend to any immediate or daily needs and
Many people over the age of 65 report that
they wish to age in place, at home. However, frailty, chronic
illness or forgetfulness can make living alone too difficult.
In these cases, live-in care allows your loved one to remain
in the comfort of his or her home and maintain as much independence
as possible while ensuring the highest level of safety. With
full-time, around the clock care, a Support Worker is always
watching over your loved one, offering emotional support,
reducing fall risk and assisting in all activities of daily
Cooking and light housekeeping.
Laundry and change of
Grocery shopping and
Companionship and range
of motion exercise.
Bathing, dressing and
Transportation to doctor
appointments, supermarket, pharmacy.
Assisting with walking
and transfer from bed to wheelchair.
Status reporting to family.
Why choose Live-in Care?
If you're looking for a comprehensive, cost
efficient alternative to any type of facility, live-in care
is the choice for you. The emotional strain associated with
moving away from the familiarity and comfort of home often
leads to physical decline, further loss of independence and
diminished quality of life. Providing assistance with live-in
care allows your loved one to remain in his or her home, promoting
optimal emotional well-being. In addition, Support Workers
offer a much more personalized plan of care with one-to-one
support tailored to the status, conditions, preferences, hobbies
and lifestyle of the individual.
Hospital To Home Care - Managing
Older Australians have made their voices
heard loud and clear - most of them would like to live out
their years at home. The pace at which the senior population
is growing in Australia has bolstered the healthcare industry
to find solutions that adequately care for the elderly, with
home care leading the preferences. But making the transition
from the hospital to the home can be difficult if the right
people or conditions aren't in place or if the family isn't
prepared to handle the demanding task of post-hospitalization
It's always encouraging and a blessing when
family members are willing to take on the responsibility of
caring for loved ones when they are released from the hospital.
Long term care facilities are not the first choice for seniors,
who for whatever health reason, can't live on their own. But
keep in mind that being at home can present its own set of
challenges if family members aren't ready to handle the change.
Caring for an elderly loved one may be time
consuming, as well as emotionally, physically, and psychologically
draining. It often calls for a sharp shift in one's lifestyle.
In addition to the emotional changes, there
are actual medical procedures and other considerations that
need to be followed up with to keep your loved one healthy
and safe when they decide to live at home. For example, there
may be a need for architectural changes to the home, a set
schedule for medications, daily activity routines and doctor
visits. Depending on the extent of care needed, taking on
the responsibility of caring for an elderly loved one living
at home is one that could require more than one family member
- so coordinating schedules might become an issue.
How to Prepare and Manage
The first thing to keep in mind is that you
are making a commitment to care for your loved one at home
along with that commitment comes a promise of accountability
that can't be broken. Accepting this responsibility sets the
tone for the household and a positive environment is just
as important as any other factor.
The first practical step you can take towards
caring for a loved one is speaking with the doctors and nurses
at the hospital. Learn what you can about the condition, disease,
or ailment that is affecting your loved one and ask questions
to determine the best practices to ensure all guidelines are
Next, you need to speak to a family doctor
for much of the same reasons. The more information you receive,
the better. With the family doctor having a more intimate
history with your loved one, you may get more insight or a
different perspective on ways in which to care for them that
is specific to their personality. Collect all relevant contact
information from the doctor and keep it in a visible place
that's easy to access for your loved one.
It's important the house is properly set
up, as well. Items should be easy to reach and in full view.
If going up and down the stairs is an issue, then other arrangements
must be made to accommodate. Sometimes all it takes is to
move a few things around other times it may be a bit more
Hire a Professional
We've made it clear that facilitating the
transition from a hospital to home care is not all that easy.
Hiring a professional Support Worker from TGCA will provide
you with peace of mind, knowing your loved one is in capable
Our Support Workers are skilled at handling
the transition from the hospital to the home and have the
experience to care for your loved one around the clock, if
needed. From meal preparation and medication reminders, to
transport to and from doctor's appointments.
You obviously want what's best for your loved
one and want to ensure their health and safety is top priority.
Hiring a professional Support Worker doesn't mean you're not
involved in the care, it simply means you trust us to use
our expertise and be a support system to fill in the gaps
where we can.
Contact us today for more information on
what we do to help older Australians successfully live their
lives in the prime place they know and love: home.
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