Looking for Senior Care – Call CCAC First
Old age is apparent, and one looks for helping shoulder when unwell or for daily support. In such case, the first thing to do is call Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) for the help.
What is a CCAC? How does it function?
CCAC is agencies in your locality to help lead an independent life, create rehabilitation at home for disorders, or to provide assistance for long-term. These agencies were established in mid 1990s by Federal Government. These agencies also provide information about other community support centres in the area so that people can quickly approach for help to the nearest one.
The agency personnel help people with homemaking services, coordinate with professional services, provide day care for kids, and personal support for senior citizens. The members will also assist you to explore best suited option for care needs. They supervise the services provided by community centres, gather information about government-funded services, arrange a home for day programme or long-term care, and also verify monetary grants for particular services. Interestingly, CCAC does not charge for any of their personal, professional or homemaking support services.
Let’s take a look at step-wise procedure to avail support services from local CCAC or nearest community support centre:
I. Identify areas for support services. In the case having trouble or difficulty in the process, call CCAC for help. They will assist in spotting the types of care required.
II. Consult the personnel on how to receive the required services.
III. You may have to understand the eligibility criteria set by government before availing services of the community centre.
IV. Locate the nearest community support centre that provides required services.
V. The personnel at the centres take an extra step to gather all the required information about your needs and arrange a comfortable setup at home or away. They also help with financial subsidy options.
VI. There are options like retirement homes and long-term care homes for senior citizens, and you can choose it based on personal situation.
VII. Once the decision is made on the factors mentioned above, speak to the agent and discuss arrangements.Make sure you don’t miss out on any grants available for a particular type of services.
All these activities involve a lot of time for decision making. In addition, the level of urgency has an impact on time to search for care options. So, plan ahead and get benefited with best of care services from the local community support centre.