Quality In-Home Care Services in Melbourne
Looking for Home Care services in Melbourne? At Mayflower, our priority is making certain you have everything you need to keep enjoying a full and independent life from the comfort of your own home.
Familiarity of Home
We provide compassionate and responsive Home Care support services in Melbourne’s Northern suburbs, Bayside suburbs and Mornington Peninsula, promoting health, wellbeing and independence so you can remain happy, healthy, safe and socially connected to your community.
You are all so obliging and generous with your time. Always going above the call of duty and doing extra tasks for me.
What Can You Expect From Home Care?
With Mayflower’s personalised In-Home Care services, you or your loved one can live independently and autonomously, with the ability to choose your provider, caregiver and level of service.
Whether you’re seeking assistance with daily chores or require more intimate support or nursing care, our compassionate professionals work with you to develop services that meet your needs.
What Types of Services Can a Home Care Agency Provide?
Home caring can look different for everyone. Mayflower offers all the help you might need, customising Home Care packages specifically to your personal requirements. Mayflower’s Home Care in Melbourne can include any of the following services.
Personal Care: A Home Care assistant can help with bathing, showering and dressing.
Domestic Assistance: We can manage light or heavy housework with services including dusting, vacuuming, linen changes, laundry and deep cleaning.
Meals and Nutrition: Enlist a dietician’s support with meal planning and nutrition, benefit from hands-on assistance with meal preparation, or have a healthy dinner delivered and leave the cleanup to us.
Shopping, Errands, and Transport: We can handle your errands for you or provide transportation to shops, appointments and events, we’re here to help you remain active and connected to your community.
Nursing Support: Our care workers coordinate with general and specialist medical practitioners to safeguard your health and wellbeing and ensure that you receive the necessary nursing care.
Companionship: Your personal In-Home Care plan can include a caregiver or companion joining you for a leisurely walk or spending time chatting and reminiscing about your favourite topics.
Respite Care: For primary caregivers who need a break, our in-home respite care can give you a chance to recharge and attend to your own wellness needs without worrying about your loved one.
How Can You Talk With a Loved One About Home Care?
Broaching the topic of Home Care with a family member who requires personal care isn’t easy. But Mayflower is here to help you ease into these difficult conversations with a reluctant loved one, especially those requiring palliative care, diagnosed with dementia or living with a disability.
We’ll work with you to:
Present a variety of options to your loved one in a non-threatening way.
Emphasise that the right Home Care package can enhance wellbeing and independence.
Demonstrate how a professional Home Care service offers quality care and peace of mind.
How Is Home Care Different From Other Care Options?
It’s common to wonder about the differences between Home Care vs. Aged Care services. Mayflower’s In-Home Aged Care options provide an alternative to a residential facility.
Choosing Home Care in Melbourne means you or your loved one can safely stay at home, where the heart is.
There are practical and financial benefits as well:
Familiarity and comfort of home
Lower cost of care
Easier qualification process
Quick and simple arrangements
Why Choose Mayflower Home Care Melbourne?
We take a collaborative, relationship-based approach to delivering personalised Home Care. Since we put people first, you’re always in control.
No Hidden Fees
You won’t face any set-up fees, daily charges or exit fees when utilising Mayflower’s Home Care in Melbourne.
Flexible Services for Changing Needs
From Home Care to Retirement Living and Aged Care, we offer a suite of services that can be tailored to your evolving needs.
As an independent, community-based organisation created to enhance the wellbeing of older Australians, our profits are reinvested to further develop the services we deliver to our community.
Frequently asked questions
What is Home Care?
With Mayflower’s personalised In-Home Care services, you or your loved one can live independently and autonomously, with the ability to choose your provider, caregiver and level of service. Whether you’re seeking assistance with daily chores or require more intimate support or nursing care, our compassionate professionals work with you to develop services that meet your needs.
How much does Home Care cost?
It all depends on your financial situation. There are four main ways to fund Home Care service: Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) subsidised by the federal government. Home Care Packages (HCP) subsidised by the federal government. Self-funded private home care plans. Hybrid plans combining government and private funding. See our Home Care Pricing section for more information.
What is a Home Care package?
Home Care Packages are where the government provides a subsidy to cover the costs of care, services and care management. There are four levels of funding available, which offer coverage for basic care needs up to high-level care needs. The amount you may be eligible to receive, and the additional contributions you might make, will vary depending on your health and financial circumstances.
How do I apply for a Home Care package?
To apply for a Home Care Package you need will to undergo a face-to-face assessment. You can apply for an assessment at myagedcare.gov.au/assessment, or by calling My Aged Care on 1800 200 422. The application can be completed on behalf of a family member or friend, or by your loved one themselves. Mayflower is also available if you would like some support contacting My Aged Care.