what is hcam?
Home Care and Modifications is a local Newcastle Company built on over 20 years’ experience in the construction, engineering, Disability, Aged Care and Community Care industries.
Our aim is to make it as easy as possible for those looking for services, existing service providers and medical practitioners when community care services are required.
Many people believe they will eventually have to move into a care home, or send the person they love away to a home so they can get the care they need, this is not always the case.
Home Care and Modifications Pty Ltd provides a wide range of services to support the choice of those wishing to remain in their own home and those providing full time care for someone.
All it takes is a phone call and you can have someone at your home in as little as 2 hours to provide care support services. At Home Care and Modifications Pty Ltd we are very proud to say that we always deliver in a timely manner and we are only a phone call away.
what services does hcam offer?
General Home Maintenance
Our general home maintenance service can get all of those sticking draws, loose door handles and odd jobs done around the house, so you can see to the more important things in life.
General house work will always be attended to by care/support staff during scheduled visits, we also offer a professional cleaning service to meet your personal wishes.
Nursing and Support
HCAM offers professional staff to assist with personal care, nutritional needs, basic wound care, social support, transport, domestic assistance along with any other activities for daily living.
Respite services can be accessed for a range of situations, we have qualified staff available for shorter regular or occasional visits, overnight stays, all day visits or a full holiday service whether it is in your home or travelling. Respite is designed to maintain your freedom, life engagement and social connections, this is why we tailor every respite service to meet your need.
Our qualified tradesman will build that ramp, renovate the bathroom so it works for you, install handrails were you need them and so much more!
A support offer acts in the same way as a personal assistant so if you would like assistance with understanding and applying for support services, filling out forms, looking for Residential care facilities and more, Your support officer can answer any questions you may have on the spot or will find someone who can through our wonderful network of industry professionals.
Lawn and Garden Maintenance
Our friendly care/support staff are always happy to attend to light gardening and lawn mowing during scheduled visits or you can book a professional from our team to attend to lawn mowing, hedging, gardening, pressure cleaning or a variety of other services.
At times an OT may be required to assist the Tradesman with home modifications to ensure the mods will meet your individual needs, if the Tradies are in doubt they will let you know and arrange the OT on the spot so you always know what's happening.
Dementia Support & Friendly Home Improvements
This service is specially designed to help people with Dementia through home improvements designed to manage challenging behaviours.
The onset of Dementia affects many of our senses resulting in stress and confusion for the person affected, this can result in the person calling out at night, wandering in a manner that seems to be aimless, aggressive outbursts, and the list goes on. Dementia friendly home design is a proven service where our experienced staff work with you to identify barriers within the home environment that may be causing these unfavorable behaviors’ from your loved one and come up with a plan to rectify the problem.
Support navigating care service sectors
Navigating the care services sector can be a maze of challenges, if you don’t know the industry lingo it may sound like a foreign language, our support officer will provide guidance, source information, submit referrals and personally assist you from start to finish with all of you care service’s needs.
Please see an outline of our services here
For more detailed information on the services we provide and how we can tailor a package to suit you please contact us
how do i know if i am eligible?
Are you an Australian resident?
Do you need support from a person or equipment to do everyday things for yourself because of an impairment or condition?
If you answered yes to the questions above you may be eligible for HCAM support under the NDIS. Please contact us for assistance.
what is ndis?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers.
The NDIS will provide about 460,000 Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.
As an insurance scheme, the NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life.
The NDIS gives all Australians peace of mind that if their child or loved one is born with or acquires a permanent and significant disability they will get the support they need.
The NDIS supports people with disability to build skills and capability so they can participate in the community and employment.
The NDIS helps people with disability to:
Access mainstream services and supports
These are the services available for all Australians from people like doctors or teachers through the health and education systems. It also covers areas like public housing and the justice and aged care systems.
Access community services and supports
These are activities and services available to everyone in a community, such as sports clubs, community groups, libraries or charities.
Maintain informal support arrangements
This is help people get from their family and friends. It is support people don’t pay for and is generally part of most people’s lives.
Receive reasonable and necessary funded supports
The NDIS can pay for supports that are reasonable and necessary. This means they are related to a person’s disability and are required for them to live an ordinary life and achieve their goals.
Assistance from the NDIS is not means tested and has no impact on income support such as the Disability Support Pension and Carers Allowance.