24/7 Live-in Care
PCCC can organise a live-in carer for your loved one providing comprehensive services to enable people to stay in the comfort and security of their own home. This can be just for a few days, a few weeks or forever. Live-in Care is when the Care Companion is ‘on-hand’ 24 hours per day in the home. Each 24-hour period includes 8 hours of active (this means the Care Companion is upright and available and is undertaking any duties required) care by the Care Companion. Couples live-in rate remains the same if both Client’s care needs can be met within 8 active hours of care.
This is a great option for people who do not want the disruption of going into either residential respite or aged residential care or when the usual family carer needs a break or is unwell themselves.
Sleep over care
Sleep over care is a great solution for people who want a bit of assistance at night and in the morning and the reassurance of someone in the house overnight. The Care Companion stays overnight but is available should assistance to the bathroom or taking medications is needed. We find this is a great option for people who have been in hospital or whose families are taking a break. The Care Companion provides 3 hours of active care and need their own bed to sleep in and can get up to assist for 3 periods of 15 mins during the night. Should more care be required additional charges apply.
What a difference a day makes! One of our most popular services is day respite which enables the older person to have great company and support from one of our skilled Care Companions for the whole day or part thereof and the family carer can take a really good break themselves, confident that they don’t need to rush or take the time needed to rest and recharge those batteries.
Whether it’s having someone to play poker with, revisit the site of beloved memories, take you to Optus stadium to see your favourite football team, attend medical and dental appointments or ensure you don’t miss out on family celebrations, we are here to help you. All our Care Companions are hand-picked to support you or your loved one in doing the things that bring you joy or make life easier. Our companions are able to assist with mobility or personal care services while out and about and the services are available to individuals living either at home, or in residential care.
Companionship with Personal Care
Feeling good about your personal grooming is important to physical and mental wellbeing. Allowing someone to assist you to shower or wash, however, can be extremely uncomfortable for most people. Our Care Companions are trained to provide dignified skilled support. Whether you need someone just to be at home when you shower for peace of mind, or you require full assistance, we can assist you discreetly.
Meal Preparation and Cooking
Sometimes, we lose the enthusiasm or ability to cook for ourselves. This is especially true if you have recently lost your partner and cooking for one is just too much effort. Our meal preparation and cooking service can help individuals prepare their meals or cook meals for them. Mealtimes are more than just nutrition they are social and nurturing opportunities and your Care Companion can dine with you to make your dining experience better.
Shopping and Outings
Getting out and about can be a challenge for some seniors and retiring from driving is one thing that most people dread. The practicalities of getting your shopping, or just getting out and about, often becomes a major challenge. At PCCC, we are here to help you or your loved one continue to manage errands about town. Getting these tasks out of the way, so that families can spend quality time with each other rather than running around a supermarket is highly regarded by our clients.
As we age, it’s often challenging to continue to manage all our household chores. Family members helping is fabulous, but sadly these tasks often replace the quality time that you once spent together. Let us help you get that time back. Whether it’s a few hours once a week, or someone to live-in with you, our Care Companion are trained to ascertain what needs doing, and to support you with your housekeeping.
Do you enjoy working in your garden but need a bit of a hand? Our Care Companions can help you keep the garden lovely and assist you getting your hands dirty again.
If you have larger gardening and home maintenance jobs to do, we can source the right person to tackle those bigger jobs for you.
As we get older, we often need medications. But worryingly, it is easy to get these medications muddled, or forget to take them at all. If you are concerned about your medications, or your loved one’s ability to manage them, we can help. We have several ways to support individuals with medication management. Including some cool electronic devices to maintain your independence.
At PCCC, we understand the import role pets play within a family. Not being able to care for your pets the way you need to can be difficult. Whether it is walking the dog, emptying the cat litter tray, feeding the fish, or taking the pet to the vet, our Care Companions are here to help. If you no longer have a pet of your own and really miss this, our Companions can bring their pets to visit you too.
Helping You Choose Technology That Could Assist Your Home Care
Did you know that there are many technology solutions to help you or your loved one to remain at home longer? At PCCC, we make it our business to know the latest and best gadgets to make your life easier. From fully automated lights, locks, and alarms, to GPS tracking devices – we know there is an app for that! Give PCCC the problem, and we’ll help you find the solution that’s right for you.
Sometimes it is finding time to do the little things that is the most frustrating. Let our Care Companions help. If you need your dry cleaning dropped off, letters posted, bills paid, or online shopping ordered, our concierge service will do it all for you, securely. Using out concierge service allows you to spend more quality time with your loved ones
Family Support and Care Coaching
Taking on the caring role for a loved one to help them stay at home can be wonderfully rewarding, but also demanding and sometimes daunting. At PCCC we can help you to understand what your loved one needs to live comfortably with declining health. We provide hands-on help for dealing with simple issues, like skin care and incontinence, all the way to understanding Dementia and identifying strategies to help your loved one live the best life possible.