HOME CARE PACKAGES

WHAT IS A HOME CARE PACKAGE?

A Home Care Package (HCP) provides a coordinated package of services tailored to meet your specific needs to:

  • help you stay in your own home as you get older
  • give you choice and flexibility in the way your care and services are provided to you at home.

WHAT TYPES OF SERVICES ARE PROVIDED?

The types of services you get under a Home Care Package will depend on your needs. Your service provider will work in partnership with you to identify your goals and needs. Your service provider will also work with you to codesign the best ways to deliver those services so you can live a more active and independent life.

The services that can be provided in a Home Care Package include, but are not limited to:

  • Support services – such as washing and ironing, house cleaning, gardening, basic home maintenance, home modifications related to your care needs and transport to help you with shopping, visit your doctor or attend social activities
  • Personal care – such as help with showering or bathing, dressing and mobility
  • Nursing, allied health and other clinical services – hearing and vision services
  • Care Coordination and case management

WHAT TYPES OF PACKAGES ARE AVAILABLE?

There are four levels of Home Care Packages which can give you the care and services you need:

  • Level 1 – supports people with basic care needs
  • Level 2 – supports people with low level care needs
  • Level 3 – supports people with intermediate care needs
  • Level 4 – supports people with high level care needs

Each package level is funded at different amounts paid by the Australian Government to the service provider that delivers care and services to you. The package support level is assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Team. Contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422, for further information.

All Home Care Packages are now provided on a Consumer Directed Care (CDC) basis. CDC is a way of delivering services that allow you to have greater control over your home care assistance. It allows you to make choices about the types of support you access, who delivers them, and how and when those services are delivered.

From February 2017 people eligible for a Home Care Package will be able to choose MCCS to deliver the services they need. MCCS can provide a complete suite of services by local staff to keep you living at home.

CONTACT US

CONTACT US TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION