The Home Care Packages program is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services. It is aimed at assisting frail elderly living in the community to continue to remain at home. The packages can provide you with the services you need and that are flexible and can change when required. To be eligible to receive a care package the person must undergo an assessment which gives approval to access either a Level 1 or Level 2 package which is considered a low level care package or Level 3 & 4 which is considered a high level care package.
All levels of Co.As.It. Home Care Packages can cater for the CALD (culturally and linguistically diverse) members of our community and a provided on a consumer directed care model.
The home care packages are delivered on a consumer directed care basis and allow you to exercise choice in the way your care services are offered and delivered. A care plan will identify your personal goals so that you may be as independent as possible, thus reducing your need for a higher level of service delivery.
You can determine the level of involvement you would like to have in managing your package of care.
You will be eligible for a package if:
- You are able to remain living at home with a support of a Home Care Package
- You are needs that can only be met by a coordinated package of care
- You have expressed a preference to live at home (incl. retirement village)
- You have been assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) and approved
- for a home care package within the relevant band (eg. Level 1 & 2 or Level 3 & 4)
Care services may include the following but not intended to be limited to:
- Social connections
- Domestic Assistance
- Personal Care
- Allied Health Services
- Meal Preparation
- Mobility assistance and equipment
All home care packages clients are provided with a monthly statement identifying income and expenditure which will be in line with the contents of their budget and showing how funds are being spent.
A person on a home care package will be asked to pay a contribution as well as an income-tested fee if the person’s income is over a certain amount.
Co.As.It. Care Services Coordinators will negotiate your level of contribution and an income-tested fee if applicable.
Our services are remarkably affordable, contact us about our home care packages that can be accessed for as low as $15 per week for a Level 1 package.