In-Person Care Assessment

Get a holistic understanding of your loved ones needs. Homage In-Person Care Assessments are conducted by care specialists with over 30 years of experience.

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Government and Private Funding Options Available

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

We can support you as you strive to achieve your goals in independent living. We respect every person’s diversity, culture and identity.

You may use your NDIS funding to engage our disability support services if:

You self-manage your NDIS funds
You may directly book services with us. Homage will issue you the service invoice for you to submit claims.

A plan manager manages your NDIS funds
You may connect Homage with your plan manager to facilitate service bookings using your NDIS funds.

Home Care Package (HCP)

Your unique needs and choices, big or small, are what we focus on. We respect every person’s diversity, culture and identity.

You may use your Home Care Packages to fund your Homage services if you self-manage your HCP. You may connect Homage with your registered self-managed provider to facilitate service bookings using your HCP funds.

We also support both private clients and those on the government waitlist but require care urgently. Please speak to our Care Advisor today at 1300 705 029 if you require care support.

What is an In-Person Care Assessment?

The In-Person Care Assessment (IPCA) provides a holistic assessment of your loved one’s living environment, as well as their cognitive and mobility skills. During the care assessment, your loved one will be assessed on the following:

  • Mobility status
  • Communication ability
  • Cognitive function
  • Any special needs
  • Living environment

During the IPCA, our in-house Care Specialist will interact with you and your loved one to better understand the current routine, discuss any care-related concerns and plan the most suitable care arrangements. Our Care Specialist may also advise on suitable mobility aids and improvements to enhance the safety of the care environment.

An IPCA is an hour-long session which takes place at the stipulated care venue (generally in your loved one’s home). It is recommended that the primary caregiver is present, as they would be most aware of the exact care needs. Documentations such as medication should also be shared to provide a holistic understanding of the care needed.

Why do you need an In-Person Care Assessment?

The first step to the right care is a holistic understanding of the care needs of your loved one. Every individual is unique, and it is important for us to have a more in-depth understanding of the care needs of you and your loved ones as well as their living environment. It also allows Homage to find the best Care Professional to be paired with your loved one through the creation of a detailed Care Plan.

When matching Care Professionals to your loved one, our technology-enabled process goes down to the minute details in your Care Plan, so that only Care Professionals with the relevant experience and competencies are selected.

When do you need an In-Person Care Assessment?

An IPCA is recommended for first-time customers with Homage, or existing customers whose loved one’s medical conditions have changed.

What to prepare when going for an In-Person Care Assessment?

As the primary caregiver of your loved one, our Care Specialist will require certain information from you during the IPCA. This includes:

  • Your loved one’s pre-existing medical condition and history
  • Medications
  • Any documentations such as hospitalisation discharge summaries, medications etc.
  • Any food or drug allergies
  • Dietary preferences
  • Any pre-existing mobility issues

Please prepare these key information for the Care Specialist prior to the home visit.

Why Families Prefer Homage

Zero Commitment

Book flexible care solutions from 1 hour with no ongoing commitment required.

No Management Fee

Pay only for the care services you receive.

Transparent Pricing

Know the exact cost of service before booking.

Dedicated Care Professionals

Receive quality care from a carefully selected pool of experienced Care Professionals.

Urgent Care Support

Find support for your urgent care needs.

Personalised Care Plans

Let Homage Care Advisors create a care plan specific to your needs and choices.

Long Term Care Packages

Allow your funding to last longer with our long term packages that offer the same quality care at at lower cost.

Care Reporting

Receive a care report after every visit so you understand the care your loved ones have received for peace of mind.

How does Homage work?

How it Works - Step 1

Speak to a Care Advisor

Call us at 1300 705 029 or request a callback from our friendly Care Advisory team. Learn more about our range of services and find out how Homage Care Professionals can help.

How it Works - Step 2

Make a Care Plan together

We will work with you to develop a personalised Care Plan based on your loved one’s health status, care requirements, and additional preferences.

How it Works - Step 3

Your personalised care begins

Together we will match you and your loved ones with an exceptional Care Professional. Stay up to date after every appointment with detailed reports on the Homage app.

Top questions about In-Person Care Assessment

Service FAQ

How to schedule an In-Person Care Assessment?

The In-Person Care Assessment (IPCA) is conducted by our in-house Care Specialist with at least 30 years of nursing experience. IPCA is not required for Home Therapy, Home Medical and COVID-19 Swab Test services.

You can book a IPCA with us via our Homage mobile application.

Why is it important for the elderly to have care?

As people age, everyday tasks can start to become more challenging. Being able to age and live at home offers a sense of comfort and independence.

Aged care at home can help boost self-confidence, encouraging the elderly to remain active and interact more. Home care also empowers the elderly to do daily tasks independently, with ready support should they need it. These feelings of confidence and independence can be immensely beneficial for the elderly’s overall health and well-being.

What is the shortest duration for an aged care visit?

The duration of a Homage aged care visit starts from just one hour, depending on the family’s preferences and your loved one’s needs.

How fast will I receive the elderly care service?

Once you have confirmed you will like to proceed with engaging Homage’s aged care service, we can match you or your loved one with a suitable Care Professional as fast as within 24-48 hours.

Who are the Homage Care Professionals?

Homage Care Professionals are Australians (and permanent residents) who are passionate and dedicated to delivering quality elderly care to families and care recipients. 100% local, they are trained support workers and licensed nurses from all walks of life.

Does Homage provide live-in aged care service?

We currently provide 24-hour aged care services but not live-in caregiving.

Two Homage Care Professionals will be scheduled for the visits, and care will be split into 12-hour shifts to support you and your loved one round-the-clock each day.

What are Homage elderly care packages?

We have interim to longer-term home care packages with varying care durations so that you and your loved one can find a care package which best fit your needs and preferences. Home care packages can also help save up to 25% for multiple care sessions. Reach out to our Care Advisors at (03) 6146 0719 for more details.

Can I use my Home Care Package (HCP) funding for Homage services?

You may use your Home Care Packages (HCP) to engage Homage services if you self-manage your HCP. You may connect Homage with your registered Self-managed provider to facilitate service bookings using your HCP funds.

We support both private clients and those on government waitlist but require care urgently. Please speak to our Care Advisor today at (03) 6146 0719 if you require care support.

Can I use my NDIS funding for Homage services?

You may use your NDIS funds to engage Homage services if:

1) You self-manage your NDIS funds – you may directly book services with us. Homage will issue you the service invoice for you to submit claims.

2) A plan manager manages your NDIS funds – you may connect Homage with your plan manager to facilitate service bookings using your NDIS funds.

We support both private clients and those on government waitlist but require care urgently. Please speak to our Care Advisor today at (03) 6146 0719 if you require care support.

I have 2 elderly at home. Can a Care Professional care for both?

To ensure you or your loved one receives undivided attention and care, each care recipient would be matched to a dedicated Care Professional who fits their needs and preference. If there are 2 elderly in the same home who needs care, a Care Professional would be present to care for each recipient respectively.

What our customers say

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An efficient and convenient service

Extremely professional caregivers who have created a wonderful relationship with my mother. She always looks forward to CP Catherine and CP Christina's visits. The app is so easy to use as well and makes tracking our appointments and report follow-ups a breeze.

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Awesome one stop portal for my mother's medical needs. A pool of Professional caregivers are great customer service support. Thanks Homage!

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