Staying independent in your own home

Most people want to remain independent and living in their own home for as long as possible. To achieve this goal, it is important to know what help is available.

Home Nursing Group’s team is devoted to providing care and assistance for older people who choose to maintain their quality of life by living safe, comfortable and well-supported lives in their homes. Home care is a sustainable and suitable option for many seniors, and is preferable to institutional care.

  • Remaining at home is the most comfortable option for most people, where they can be surrounded by familiar belongings and memories.
  • This offers both psychological reassurance and physical ease as they go about their day.
  • Home care offers seniors the opportunity to remain more independent and connected with the community, neighbours and friends.
  • And staying at home means keeping much-loved and loyal companion pets.

Home Nursing Group provides many services, including:

  • Domestic assistance to help with housecleaning, as well as support for grocery shopping and other errands.
  • Home maintenance to help keep the home in a safe and liveable condition, with lawn mowing, rubbish removal, changing light bulbs, repairing leaks, and more.
  • Social support to assist with community activities participation.
  • Respite care to provide carers with a break by providing support for a loved one.

These services vary based entirely on the needs of the individual, meaning your loved ones can receive as much assistance as they need.

I am very happy with my services from Home Nursing Group and my carers professional attitude towards my care”.


Mr Bourke, aged 76, Port Macquarie.

Moreover, new technologies offer added reassurance for people living in their own homes. These include emergency buttons worn around the neck or wrist to call for help, or small sensors throughout the home to alert family members or carers about lack of activity or falls.

Our aim is to always give older people more choice and control over their everyday lives.

With all of these options available, home nursing is an increasingly viable choice, and in fact has many advantages over institutional care:

  • Primary focus – Nursing homes vary in their staff numbers, but tend to average one staff member for fifteen residents. Conversely, when a Home Nursing Group worker visits a home, the support is one-on-one, measuring their sole focus is the person in their own home, ensuring their needs are never overlooked.
  • Personal space – Living with a large number of other residents in close quarters can lead to feelings of inundation, and this environment can be made even more difficult if residents do not get along. But living in one’s own home maintains a sense of personal space and belonging, which helps prevent depression.
  • Cost – Home care is usually more affordable than institutional care in nursing homes.
  • Freedom – Nursing homes are generally highly structured in their daily routines. But when older people continue living in the comfort of their own home, they can benefit from the independence of spending their days as they please. This can have exponential benefits for their psychological well-being, as well as their sense of self-confidence.

Your loved ones deserve to make a choice. Home Nursing Group provides exceptional care in the home to meet the needs of older people who make that decision, and ensure they are able to continue living in their own homes for as long as they wish to do so.

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