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Home Care Packages

Post by Dreamweaver » 07 Feb 2016, 22:20

What services are provided?

Home Care Package services are based on your individual needs. Your provider coordinates the care and services to support you at home and these are agreed between you and your provider. The services may include:

Transport for shopping or appointments
Social support by taking you shopping, banking or just providing company for a chat
Domestic assistance for household jobs like cleaning, clothes washing and ironing
Personal care assistance with bathing or showering, dressing, hair care and going to the toilet
Home maintenance for minor general repairs and care of your house or garden
Home modification ie installing safety aids such as alarms, ramps and support rails
Nursing care where a qualified nurse comes to dress a wound or provide continence advice
Food services such as providing meals at a community or day centre, preparing and storing food and delivering meals to your home
Medication help in taking your medications

Types of packages available

There are four levels of Home Care Packages:

Level 1 supports people with basis care needs
Level 2 supports people with low level care needs
Formerly known as 'Community Aged Care Packages'
Level 3 supports people with intermediate care needs
Level 4 supports people with high level care needs.
Formerly known as 'Extended Aged Care at Home' and 'Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia' packages

Package supplements – the Dementia Supplement for people with dementia and the Veterans Supplement for veterans with an accepted mental health condition – are available with any of the four levels of Home Care Packages. Your care provider will apply for the subsidies and ensure you meet the eligibility criteria.

https://www.agedcareguide.com.au/home-c ... tion?i=128
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