Ad ID: 619
Added: November 15, 2017
Phone: 01940101080 01940101090
Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz said it best: “There’s no place like home.” As we get older, many of us will find that we’ll need more help around the house with daily tasks if we want to remain living independently. There are a wide range of home care providers around Australia that provide quality Home Care Packages and home care services tailored to meet your needs.
What is Home Care?
Home Care (also known as in-home care, community care, home help, home support and in-home nursing care) is the umbrella term for a range of services that allow people to remain living independently in their own homes. Many elderly Australian’s take advantage of these services as an alternative to moving into traditional residential aged care homes.
Home care services mean that you or your loved one can stay connected with family and friends and stay involved in the local community.
Home Care services can assist with a wide range of tasks. The most common include dressing, bathing, meal preparation, cleaning & laundry, gardening & basic home maintenance, transport, nursing and allied health & therapy services.
If something you need assistance with is not listed, you don’t need to worry. Just talk to your preferred home care provider and they’ll more than likely work with you to find a suitable solution.
Most Australian’s access home care services through a Home Care Package.
What is a Home Care Package?
A Home Care Package is a coordinated and flexible package that allows individuals to remain living in the comfort of their own homes. Each Home Care Package is tailored in order to cater for a variety of care needs.
There are currently four levels of Home Care Packages:
Level 1: basic level care needs
Level 2: low level care needs
Level 3: intermediate level care needs
Level 4: high level care needs
Home Care Packages receive funding from the federal Government, however if you are able to do so, you may be asked to make a contribution towards your Home Care Package costs.
Do I have to pay for a Home Care Package?
You may be eligible to receive funding from the Federal Government to help pay for a Home Care Package, however you may need to make a contribution. This will be determined by a Centrelink assessment.
Home Care Packages are now delivered on a Consumer Directed Care (CDC) basis, which means that you have more choice regarding how your allocated home care funds are spent. You will also be able to choose your own Home Care provider.
If you are not eligible to receive a Home Care Package, you can still access the full range of home care services independently and at your own expense.
What services can I access with a Home Care Package?
Some common services that can be accessed with a Home Care Package include, but are not limited to:
Personal Care: showering, dressing, shopping & mobility
Domestic Assistance: cleaning, laundry, washing & vacuuming
Assistance with meal preparation & eating
Allied health services
What services are excluded from a Home Care Package?
Products and services that are excluded from the Home Care Packages program include but are not limited to:
Payment for permanent accommodation (including assistance with mortgage payments & rent)
Travel and accommodation for holidays
Home modifications that are not related to the consumer’s care needs
Tickets to sporting/music events
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