How home care packages work?

Home care packages come in 4 different levels. You'll be approved for a specific level of service based on the amount of support you need to continue living independently. Each level of service in the Home Care Package includes a fixed amount of government funding, which will be paid directly to the provider (s) of your choice. A home care package provides government-funded services that will help you stay home as long as possible, as well as giving you options and flexibility in how care and support is provided.

When you reach the top of the queue, you will be assigned a package and you can choose an approved care provider, such as ACH Group, to coordinate and deliver your services. There are elderly care providers who can attend to specific cultural backgrounds and may have staff who speak foreign languages. The Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) offers a variety of basic assistance, such as cleaning, home maintenance, home modification, personal care, health services, exercise classes or social media support to people 65 and older (50 years and older) for Aboriginal and Strait of Island Towers). Chorus CEO Dan Minchin said this new delivery framework means that the person receiving elderly care services is in the driver's seat, which is exactly where they need to be.

If you need special care to live well with dementia, look for a care provider who specializes in caring for dementia. Package supplements, the dementia supplement for people with dementia and the supplement for veterans with an accepted mental health condition, are available with any of the four levels of home care packages. The term “home care package” refers to a fixed amount of money allocated by the federal government to an elderly person to provide services that allow them to continue living independently. Of course, this is according to the customer's preference and, if desired, rather than living in a residential care center.

There are four different levels of home care (HCP) packages available that can be assigned to you depending on whether you need basic, low, or discharge care. Even if your child or relative wants to continue providing personal care and companionship, they will need a break from time to time and their funds can be used for respite care. Finally, homecare packages may include funding for services that help you stay active and involved in your community. Care Options, through the merger with Volunteer Task Force and Community First, is the approved provider of home care packages with Chorus.

The Government used to provide lump sums of money to home care providers before services were provided.

Michele Maslen
Michele Maslen

Caregiver forever, heart for seniors, loves music, dancing, and putting smiles on people's faces.