If you live in Perth, Adelaide or Melbourne and have a Home Care Package, we'd love to talk to you about how we can support you. Whether your Home Care Package is level 1, 2, 3 or 4, we have the right staff ready to deliver the best care.
Home Care Packages are funded by the Commonwealth Government. A Home Care Package can fund services like domestic assistance, home and garden maintenance, transport, personal care, a helping hand with meal preparation, nursing care, social support and allied health services. They are a great way for you to access support that will help you stay in your own home, longer.
Recent changes mean it's now much easier for you to choose your Home Care Package provider. You now have the flexibility and freedom to change providers if you are looking for a better fit.
If you think you are eligible for a Home Care Package, the first step is to get in touch with My Aged Care. You can call them on 1800 200 422 or visit the My Aged Care website. They will let you know what your next steps are. Usually there are two options: you will meet with a local assessor from the My Aged Care Regional Assessment Service for a home support assessment, or if you have more complex care needs, you will meet with someone from an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) for a comprehensive assessment. Once your assessment is complete, you will find out what type of supports My Aged Care will fund to help you stay safely in your own home.
There are four levels of Home Care Packages:
Your Home Care Package helps you access support while still in your home. Our team are ready to support you with:
In some cases, the Commonwealth Government can offer you additional care to meet your specific needs. These needs are met with the following supplements:
If you are a veteran with a mental health condition that has been accepted by the Department of Veterans' Affairs as being related to your service.
Dementia and Cognition Supplement
If you have moderate to severe levels of cognitive impairment associated with dementia or another condition.
If you have a medical need to the ongoing supply of oxygen.
Enteral Feeding Supplement
If you need your food given to you through a nasogastric, gastrostomy or jejunostomy feeding method.
It's important to note that if you are eligible for both the Veterans' Supplement and the Dementia and Cognition Supplement, you will usually only receive the Veterans' supplement.
If you have a new Home Care Package, or want to move your Home Care Package from another provider, we're here to help. You can get in touch with our team by calling 1300 764 433 or sending us a message online.