Ozcare a 'point of difference' in aged care
QUEENSLANDER provider Ozcare is one of several organisations that offer home care services to those approved for home care packages.
With so many home care providers, and many more looking to enter the market, it can be difficult to distinguish between them all. Ozcare's Chief Operating Officer Damian Foley recommends looking into the range of services that can be offered by the provider, and what administration costs will be.
"Our point of difference is our care team - each one of our clients has access to a team of nurses, carers, allied health professionals, and dementia specialists who work together to look at all aspects of the client's care.
"We also make sure our clients have consistent carers because we know this is really important to them. It's critical that they're comfortable with the person that might be helping them with quite personal activities like taking a shower."
Ozcare has proudly served the Sunshine Coast community for the past 22 years with a myriad of services. From expert aged care, health and disability services through to community support services to help those in the region who are most vulnerable and facing a crisis.
The not-for-profit organisation is dedicated to supporting Sunshine Coast seniors with a full suite of aged care services including a retirement village, home care, expert nursing and allied health services, dementia care and aged care facilities.
"Our complete service offering means that we can be there for our clients through all stages of aged care. Our experienced care teams work with clients, their carers and families to ensure they receive the best possible care, which is personalised to meet their individual needs," Mr Foley said.
"We can provide anything from a small amount of assistance around the house or help to downsize to move into a friendly, vibrant retirement community, to permanent care in one of our aged care facilities.
"Our focus is on keeping people well and agile, and helping them to age in the comfort of their own homes. When they can no longer stay at home, we can help bring meaning and purpose to their lives in one of our aged care facilities, which we strive to make feel like home."