Corporate Aged & Disability Care Concierge Service
Businesses seeking to be an “Employer of Choice” or a "Family Friendly Workplace" are taking account of the care responsibilities of their executives and engaging Dr Care Solutions to assist.
Our goal is to help executives and their employees focus on their work and reduce carer stress by helping them organise care, support and accommodation for their loved one.
Around 17% of employees over the age of 45 care for ageing or disabled loved ones. When a loved one experiences a ‘life event’, an employee will spend, on average, five weeks off work (190 hours) to ‘sort things out’. We undertake all the research, due diligence, running around and report back – we sort things out!
In doing so, we help reduce the executive’s or employee's: time taken off work; lost productivity and presenteeism. We also help safeguard the health and wellbeing of your valued executives and employees.
We provide a transparent, impartial, professional and compassionate service to our clients.
Having assisted carers and guardians looking after loved ones for more than three and a half decades, we have created a useful decision-making process. It’s called the "5 Easy Steps 4 Care©". These are the steps we take to put in place the right care solutions for your loved one.
For thoroughness, we liaise with the loved one’s “support team” - other family members, their financial planner, accountant, lawyer, estate planner, GP or social worker - to ensure all your loved one’s needs are met.
Our five-step process involves:
Establishing needs: We sit with the person you care to discuss their needs and wants, including where they wish to age, be it at home, a smaller residence, a retirement community or residential aged care. We include you, the carer or guardian, and any other relevant members of your loved one’s support team in the discussion. If there are any differences of opinion, we are here to help resolve them.
In-Home Assessment: If the person you care for would prefer to remain at home and receive in-home care, we make sure the home offers the highest level of safety and comfort for the person and their carers. This involves evaluating the home’s safety with you or a family member present.
Developing a Life PlanTM: Having established your loved one’s needs and wants, and evaluated the home, we will provide your loved one with a comprehensive Life PlanTM. The plan details our recommendations for care and support. Those recommendations are tailored to the needs of your loved one and may present a range of options such as: in-home care and respite stays in residential care facilities; home modifications to keep your loved one and their carers safe; community day respite; and services to help maintain the home and garden. The Life PlanTM will include helpful resources for your loved one’s circumstances.
Selecting the appropriate care provider: If in-home care is recommended, we will present three quality in-home care providers based on your loved one’s needs and wants. If a retirement community is recommended, we will present up to five quality options suited to your loved one’s needs and wants. If a residential care facility is recommended, we will present up to four quality options suited to your loved one’s needs and wants.
The in-home care providers presented are drawn from the DR Care Solutions Care Provider Network. They have been vetted by us. They are quality care providers and we have worked with some for several decades.
The retirement home communities or residential care facilities presented are drawn from the DR Care Solutions bespoke comparative platform. Many of these residences, and/or their corporate entity, have been vetted and personally visited by Danielle.
Once your loved one, with your oversight, has chosen their preferred living option, we will share your loved one’s Life PlanTM with the chosen care provider to ensure your loved one’s needs and wants are met in accordance with their Life PlanTM.
Follow-up and Reviews: Our service does not end with the selection of living arrangement. We remain in contact to monitor that your loved one’s needs are being met and that you and their support team are happy with the care arrangements. Should the level of care need to be increased, we are here to help with arranging additional care or other solutions.
Returning from Respite Care to a Modified Home
Busy executive, Sarah, and her siblings became concerned that their father, who was living with dementia and residing a significant distance from them all, would become socially isolated and cause his condition to deteriorate more rapidly. After a trial living at each of his children's residences, their father was insistent on returning home to his circle of friends.
See what our clients are saying.
"My sister and I found ourselves sitting bedside with both our parents in hospital at the same time, Dad having had a stroke, and Mum with diverticulitis and struggling to manage without her primary carer.
We walked into hospital on day five to find Dad with an armful of paper and instructions to go home and essentially take care of his own complex recovery strategy via a Compack, not understanding how to access respite care, and Dad not ever having engaged with My Aged Care.
Danielle Robertson talked us (and our parents) through how to urgently set up ACAT Assessments, get immediate care for my parents after hospital before going into respite over the Easter Weekend, all the while navigating an extremely complex aged care system. Danielle then also created miracles by finding us respite care for both our parents, in rooms next door to each other, in a facility which was halfway between my sister's and my homes! When we got to move our parents into respite and I found out they were in side-by-side rooms on the east facing side with lovely balconies, I cried in relief!
Since that time, Danielle visited our parents, spoke with the facility manager and set us up with an aged care accredited financial adviser to help us navigate the tricky next steps of moving into permanent care and what financial options are available to my parents. We have also had help with being connected to an excellent lawyer who helped us put together Powers of Attorney and Enduring Guardian paperwork. So now we at least have some peace of mind that if they lose their faculties (God forbid), we can make decisions to support their financial and health futures.
Last week, I spent time with my parents at a cafe near to their new home, having a little cake for my birthday, and they are both happy, healthy and well cared for. And the facility they are in is just lovely. My sister and I are getting to be able to breathe gain.
We know that without Danielle's assistance, we would have been in quite a bit of strife, emotionally and possibly also financially. I am eternally grateful to have the blessing of working with Danielle and her team."
- Name withheld
"Thank you for prioritising the aged care placement of my second cousin last week.
We were under extreme pressure from the hospital to relocate him into care and quickly. You sprang into action, provided us with five suitable options, toured four facilities and, within three days, had a lovely room in a facility close by to my home.
I have no doubt that your mum would be so proud of the work you're now doing with families like mine. You absolutely are an angel. John is settling in fine and although it's a massive change for him after recently losing his wife, it's a great outcome.
I truly couldn't have done it without you. Thank you again."
- V Briggs
Some of Our Happy Corporate Care Clients
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You may be the care recipient, carer, guardian or an employer seeking to support your employees with their care responsibilities.
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