Home Care Packages are funded by the Australian Federal Government, allowing eligible candidates to receive support which enables them to live independently and comfortably in their own homes for longer periods of time.
What do Home Care Packages Cover?
Support and care services could include but is not limited to:
- assistance with transport, personal care and nursing services
- home garden maintenance
- meal preparation
- mobility equipment
- social support
- allied health support (podiatry, physiotherapy etc)
Home Care Package Levels
Home Care Packages are broken down into four levels of support, ranging from a basic level of care to high level of care. Each level is allocated a set amount of funding with the higher the package level the higher the funding. Recipients may also be eligible to receive additional funding such as a dementia supplement to further assist with their unique care needs.
There are four levels of support:
- Home Care Level 1 – basic care needs
- Home Care Level 2 – low level care needs
- Home Care Level 3 – intermediate care needs
- Home Care Level 4 – high care needs
The Services provided are designed around individuals needs, and can be tailored to the type of care that is required, who provides it, and how it is delivered.
To receive a home care package you must initially contact with My Aged and discuss with them your eligibility and if eligible, arrange a face to face assessment. Once you have a package assigned, you can liaise with home care providers to discuss the services they offer and how they can tailor care to meet your needs. To discuss how Home Care Nursing will tailor care and services for you or a loved one, please contact us today for a free consultation.