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A Home Care Package is an individual subsidy provided by the Australian Government to help older people continue living independently in their home. There are four different levels of packages and associated funding ranging from basic care needs to high level care needs.

At HenderCare, we know the difference that Community Support Workers make in the lives of NDIS participants. We were thrilled when singer, Rachael Leahcar sat down with HenderCare client, Molly and her mum Michele recently to learn more about the positive impact that Community Support Worker, Jackie has had in Molly's life. An absolutely lovely story.

THE number of South Australians with NDIS packages has reached almost 25,000 – but only just over half are spending their money on services.The 59 per cent utilisation rate of approved funding lags behind the national rate of 69 per cent. Experts say the system is so confusing for many, they simply don’t know where to spend the money.

Charity organisation, Meals on Wheels (SA) has today issued a media statement in which they have outlined they are undertaking an urgent product recall of frozen meals after the discovery of listeria monocytogens in a roast lamb and vegetable meal.

At HenderCare, our priority is the health and safety of our clients and staff. That's why this year, we are offering all current HenderCare team members a chance to receive a free flu vaccination through Chemist Warehouse. 

15 Years of Care

February, 2019

HenderCare started on Jan 27 2004, with just one employee. Since those early days, we have grown to be a national organisation, employing 1,500 people and providing services to 41,000 clients. 

Who remembers the milky? Or their parents telling them stories about the bread being delivered by horse and cart? Check out the first in our memory video series featuring author of Australia Remembers When and HenderCare Ambassador, Bob Byrne. 

Most Australians want to live in their own home and retain their independence as they get older. Moving into a residential aged care facility can be a daunting prospect as it is an entirely new environment from the home you’ve lived in for decades.

Fortunately, in-home care services are available that allow you to stay in your own home while ensuring you can still carry out your daily tasks, keep your house in good order and live safely.

While most of us will be taking a break and tucking into the turkey and mince pies over Christmas, thousands of Australians will be working throughout the holidays including an army of carers providing vital support to people at a time when it’s most needed.

The Government has recently announced a $287 million investment to release additional high level home care packages in 2018-19.