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.  We will work in partnership with you to identify your goals and needs. We will work with you to co-design 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:

  • Personal care showering and dressing;
  • General household chores like cleaning and meal preparation;
  • Transport for shopping and medical appointments;
  • Social Support visiting a friend, group activities i.e. movies, lunch, mystery outings, 
  • Personal safety monitoring devices and other equipment;
  • Home modifications (e.g ramps, rails)
  • Gardens and lawns
  • Wellbeing programs (gentle exercise group), social outings (concerts, lunches, movies, mystery outings etc)
  • Nursing, allied health and other clinical services – hearing and vision services
  • Care Coordination and case management

You can also use a Home Care Package to pay for your regular care needs while you are away on holiday.  And if you don’t use one or more of the services in your package for a period of time, because you are away or in hospital for example, you may be able to use or save some of the funds for other things.

There are some things you can’t use your home care package for:

  • paying your rent or mortgage
  • buying your groceries
  • paying for holidays

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 – basic care needs
  • Level 2 – low level care needs
  • Level 3 –  intermediate care needs
  • Level 4 – high level care needs

Each package level is funded at different amounts by the Australian Government. 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.

If you have been approved or assigned a Home Care Package, you can choose MCCS to deliver the services you need. MCCS can provide a complete suite of services by local staff to keep you living at home safely and independently.

Click here to see our schedule of fees which are payable from your HCP budget: 

Simply give us a call on 4932 5755 to find out how we can help.

Find out here how one of our clients uses her Home Care Package to remain living independently.

 https://youtu.be/O2BDPdo1760

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