SERVICES UNDER A HOME CARE PACKAGE ARE FLEXIBLE & DESIGNED TO HELP WITH INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT NEEDS
The types of support that may be provided as part of a package can include the following:
- Bathing, showering or personal hygiene
- Domestic Assistance - Laundry/Vaccuming ect
- Social support/Community Access
- In-home respite
- Meal preparation
- Medication monitoring
Clients can also access allied health services and other support options as part of their package of care. We have alliances with various Allied Health Partners here on the coast and in all of our service locations.
CAN I CHANGE MY SERVICES IF I START WITH ADVANCED CARE?
Yes you can! It is important to know that the services provided initially can be changed to reflect changing needs.
HOME CARE PACKAGE GUIDELINES
To receive a Home Care Package, an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) must assess you. These specialists will determine whether your needs can be best met by an appropriate level of Packaged Care. An ACAT assessment is free. This can be organised by your local GP.
Home Care Packages start at Level 1 for people with less need of support and go through to Level 4 for those people with higher support needs. All Home Care Packages operate on a Consumer Directed Care (CDC) basis. Every Packaged Care client has an individual budget based on their specific goals and needs. We provide you with a budget statement at the end of each month to help you monitor the costs involved.
HOME CARE FEES - DO I NEED TO PAY ANY CONTRIBUTION FOR SERVICES?
The Government pays for the bulk of aged care in Australia by paying subsidies and supplements for care to providers. However, consumers may be asked to contribute towards the cost of their care if they can afford to do so.
On 1 July 2014, the way fees for Home Care Packages are calculated changed. For consumers that received a home care package before 1 July 2014, these changes do not apply and consumers may continue to be asked to pay their current fees. The Commonwealth Department of Health sets the maximum fee for Home Care Package services. The fee for these service is means tested for each individual person and is based on their pension status. An inability to afford the fee does not prevent someone accessing Home Care Package services
When you are accepted onto the Packaged Care service, an individual support/care plan is designed to best meet the specific needs and goals of individual clients. Advanced Care will discuss with you or your family / friends the various support options available to assist with your care needs and goals.
Services are available 24/7 with an accessible oncall phone for approved clients
Advanced Care aims to support you or your loved one to achieve your goals at your preferred level of independence, with services assisting you to be as in control of your life as you desire. We employ the latest technology for our carers and provide ongoing training and support for our staff.