How To Get The Best Value From Your Care Package
31 May, 2022
Does your care package cater to you as an individual with unique and changing needs? Our answer to this question is FlexiCare. This unique approach to care is absolutely core to what makes us different to so many traditional aged care and nursing care options.
Why? Because more flexibility makes more sense.
☑ FlexiCare isn’t one-size-fits-all. It’s tailored to you—even if your needs change over time.
☑ We don’t profit from any of your care services. ‘Care at cost’ is a unique benefit of Odyssey.
☑ You can pay FlexiCare your way—privately, with a Home Care Package or both.
☑ Our care team is readily available onsite, so you don’t have to pay for travel time.
☑ Private, at-home care is available 24/7 and our expert team includes Registered Nurses.
As you compare your nursing or aged care options in the market, we recommend asking the following questions.
Does your care package lock you into paying for services you don’t need?
Our recommendation? Find out what you’ll be paying for and why.
At Odyssey, everyone’s care plan is different, so care costs vary depending on every individual’s circumstance. With FlexiCare, you only pay for the care you actually need and use at cost price.
Your FlexiCare package is compatible with government-funded care packages. It can be paid privately or out of your Home Care Package—or a combination of both. Your General Services Charge covers our Care Concierge service, which helps to oversee and tailor your care needs.
The most accurate way to estimate the cost of your FlexiCare package is to talk to our team. We’ll work with you to design your package based on the best level of care for you and the number of hours per week that may be required.
Can you easily change or update your care package if and when you need to?
Our recommendation? Find out if your care package is flexible.
Set-and-forget care packages make no financial or health sense in real life. As you age, your needs will change and that’s why FlexiCare exists.
Our professional care team develops a tailored care plan, just for you. This means you’ll have onsite care that suits your circumstances, as well as the flexibility to change your care if or when your needs change.
Will you be forced to live apart from your partner because of individual care needs?
Our recommendation? Find out if couples with different care needs can continue living together.
Sadly, not every aged care provider makes this living preference possible for couples. But at Odyssey, we see this as another way we can do better for our residents.
The reality is, every individual has unique health requirements and preferences. Our care team works to make living together possible, regardless. We tailor care plans individually, allowing you to continue staying together in your apartment as a family.
If you need help at any time—day or night—will your care package ensure you get it?
Our recommendation? Find out if 24/7 care is available to you.
At all hours of the day and night, you can rest assured there will always be a highly qualified person to ensure you are safe. Our professional care team operates on three shifts per day with a fresh Registered Nurse heading up every shift.
Our team of carers, Registered and Enrolled Nurses deliver everything from low care to high care and palliative care. Because they are available onsite 24/7, they can also respond to emergency calls within minutes.
Will your care package give you everything you need, should you need it one day?
Our recommendation? Find out exactly what care services are available to you.
Odyssey’s care team delivers a full spectrum of care levels from light-touch assistance to specialised care.
- Initial, moderate and high care
- Palliative care
- Dementia care and management
- Short-term care for acute episodes eg. total hip replacement
- Rehabilitation support
Do you know how residents are getting the best value?
Our recommendation? Find out how other residents are structuring their care packages.
Here are a few examples of how Odyssey residents can get the best value and flexibility.
Home Care Package
Peter and Mary moved to Odyssey with an approved Home Care Package. When deciding on their care, they had the choice to stay with their old care provider or go with Odyssey’s FlexiCare. They chose FlexiCare for its financial and practical benefits, including:
- zero travel fees as the care team is onsite 24/7
- only paying for the small increments of care time they actually need
- access to a Registered Nurse 24/7 for emergencies at no additional cost.
John funds his own retirement at Odyssey, so paying for care at cost saves him money—especially compared to employing an external care provider. He pays for FlexiCare directly and his personalised package only covers the services he really requires. If John’s needs change, he can easily work with our team to revise his home care immediately, without any need to move.
Waiting for a Home Care Package
Michelle lives at home and is waiting for her government-funded Home Care Package to be approved. Unfortunately, paying for care directly while living at home is costly; with high minimum charges and more expensive time increments. By moving to Odyssey now, Michelle will likely save money because she’ll only pay for the care she needs right now—at cost price.
Right now, Betty doesn’t need a FlexiCare plan (it’s not a compulsory part of living at Odyssey). She doesn’t have immediate nursing care requirements but she is planning for the future. Living at Odyssey gives her peace of mind because she pays a General Services Charge, which covers onsite Care Concierge and access to a Registered Nurse. She can also pay for domestic support at cost price. Down the track, if she needs it, she can arrange additional care within the comfort of her home and community.
So, what’s the best care package for you?
The best way to find out is to talk to our professional team. We’ll assess your health requirements and preferences to design a personalised plan, delivered at cost. Ready to find out more? Get in touch today.