Home Nursing believes that there is no place like home to get well and remain independent.
We provide a range of services in your home or another agreed place (eg at work or school) to help you remain at home as well as possible.
What we do
Our goal is to work alongside you to meet your individual needs. To do this we will:
- Develop an individualised care plan that is specific to achieving your health care goals. You will receive a copy of this care plan.
- Provide the agreed care that you require. We may also refer you to additional services to enable you to achieve your health care goals.
- Teach you or your family to provide the care, or parts of the care
Home Nursing work with many other providers such as
- Your local doctor
- Allied health staff such as physiotherapy, rehabilitation, occupational therapy or dietitian
- Local government and other agencies like major hospitals.
Who we care for
The Home Nursing staff can provide in home care from babies to the elderly and for a variety of health care needs. These range from
- Showering and dressing assistance
- Post operative care (Post Acute Care)
- Hospital in the Home
- Complex wound care
- Medication management
- Management of feeding tubes
- Palliative care nursing
- Continence management and
- Diabetes support
Commonly asked questions
How soon can I expect a visit from Home Nursing?
Within 24 hours of receiving your referral for home nursing our staff will contact you to arrange your first visit.
What if I need equipment?
Specific equipment and supplies are often needed to provide safe and effective home care. Your nurse will advise you about equipment and supplies you may need, and can give you information about equipment loan, hire or purchase.
What does it cost?
Home Nursing is required to charge a co-payment fee to clients whose care fits under:
- The Home and Community Care (HACC) program or
- The Commonwealth Home Services Package (CHSP), which covers general health care services provided in your home.
Clients who do not fit the HACC or CHSP criteria may access Home Nursing as a privately funded client. We also provide care funded through TAC, Workcover or NDIS.
Consumables required as part of your care such as wound dressings will be charged according to the type and quantity of product.
How to access this service
Anyone can be referred to Home Nursing in writing or over the phone. Referrals can come from your GP or other health professional, hospital or a family member or even yourself.
If you are over the age of 65 you will need to have a My Aged Care referral