News / Aged care

From 1 July 2019, the Australian Government is implementing a new single set of aged care standards called the Aged Care Quality Standards.

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.

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.

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

The My Aged Care Portal helps you find out about the types of aged care services available, your eligibility for services, service providers in your area, costs and more. It’s a service provided by the Australian Government which you can access after contacting the My Aged Care contact centre.

This is the question that former broadcaster, Bob Byrne has been asking our community since 2013. What started as a small hobby has now blossomed into an online community of close to 180,000 followers and a series of published books.

At HenderCare we are thrilled to announce Bob Byrne as one of our brand ambassadors!

At HenderCare, we are lucky to employ some of the most amazing and caring staff to support our consumers and participants. Employing around 1200 staff nationally, our staff are making a positive difference to thousands of Australians who rely on external help. While we know that our staff are amazing, it’s always nice to hear this from our customers.

If you currently receive aged care services and live in South Australia, we invite you to be a member of our South Australian Aged Care Consumer & Carer Reference Group.

Whether you're just starting to think about in-home support, or have had your ACAT assessment and are on the National Home Care Packages Queue, you probably want to know what the costs of a Home Care Package are. Carmen and Jon from the HenderCare team joined Chris Ilsley on Perth radio station 6PR to have a chat about these costs.