Home Nursing

Expert nursing that comes to you

Bolton Clarke has a rich history of providing quality nursing care to Australians reaching right back to 1885. Today our nurses continue this proud legacy by providing expert clinical care, support and advice seven days a week.

As a leader in home nursing services in Australia, we ensure all our highly skilled nurses are supported by our in-house specialist experts and internationally recognised nurse consultants. Bolton Clarke nurses will provide you with professional support and services, always advocating on your behalf to achieve the best possible health and wellbeing outcomes.

Our nurses will provide the in-home care you need to stay well, or to recover after a hospital stay or procedure. Everything we do has a focus on helping you retain or regain health and wellbeing.

Covering basic through to more specialised care, our services include the following and more*:

  • Advocacy and health system navigation
  • Aged care
  • Care after hospital discharge
  • Continence management
  • Dementia care
  • Diabetes services
  • Health assessment and support
  • Medicines management
  • Palliative care
  • Wound management

* Services may vary according to location

 

Continence management

Continence is the ability to control bowel or bladder function, but sometimes, for a range of reasons, people lose this control and need help to either regain continence or manage their continence issues.

Our nurses can:

  • help you better understand the cause of your problem
  • work with your doctor to manage your care
  • advise you on choosing the right management option
  • provide information on continence aids and purchase options
  • assess your eligibility for funding of continence aids
Dementia care

Dementia is the loss of cognitive ability in a person and can quite often be a frightening and confusing time for people. Bolton Clarke is here to help you manage these changes and keep you connected and happy.

Our nurses can:

  • assess and help you manage problems with memory loss and confusion
  • work with you on practical steps that allow you to live safely in your own home
  • help you manage your medicines and understand what they do and how they work
  • complete a comprehensive assessment with referrals to a range of relevant community services
Diabetes services

Diabetes is an imbalance in the body’s blood glucose system which results in high blood glucose levels.

Our nurses can:

  • help you manage your diabetes
  • provide education and support
  • help you monitor your blood glucose
  • help you manage your tablets
  • work with other health professionals like your doctor who are involved in your care
  • link you into community support programs which may help you i.e. the Diabetes Supply Scheme.
Palliative care

At Bolton Clarke we can provide palliative care if you have a terminal illness. In what can be a long and often difficult journey we’ll always try to preserve your quality of life and assist in managing end of life with dignity in the place you’ve chosen.

Our palliative care nurses can:

  • provide expert support anytime, day or night
  • help manage pain and other symptoms
  • provide emotional and spiritual support to you and your family, including overnight respite
  • arrange any necessary equipment
  • work in partnership with your family, doctor and community palliative care service
  • provide or arrange bereavement care including grief counselling
Wound care

Wounds are sores or breaks in your skin like ulcers. Sores are caused by pressure, tears on your skin or wounds that haven’t healed properly after an operation. Many wounds and skin problems heal more quickly and cause less problems if they are treated early by a nurse or doctor.

Our nurses can help you with your wound by:

  • looking at what caused your wound and helping you to address the problem
  • working with you on a plan for yourself or your carer to make sure that your wound is managed in the best way possible
  • working with your doctor and other health service providers to make sure that your treatment involves all the people looking after you
  • helping you to choose the most suitable and cost effective wound care products for your wound

It is never too early to get help to look after your skin.

My nurses are wonderful and help me stay out of hospital as well as saving me the hassle and cost of having to constantly travel to appointments.

Angelene – Home Nursing Client, VIC

Our People

Every Bolton Clarke team member has a commitment to care, and draws on our heritage of compassion, kindness and respect. We offer a wide range of services across At Home Support, Retirement Living and Residential Aged Care.

The information and support we provide across all our services delivers the highest standards, and we make sure your health and wellbeing are the highest priority in everything we do. Our retirement villages have full Lifemark accreditation, while our services have Australian Council on Healthcare accreditation, and have achieved 100 per cent compliance with the Aged Care Act and Home Care Common Standards.

All our staff also have access to in-house education training programs, and a dedicated research team whose health and aged care research helps shape and constantly improve services for our clients and the community.

At Home Support Services, Costs and Funding Explained

3rd August 2017

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