If you want to stay in your own home as you get older, but need help with a range of services like cleaning and preparing meals, gardening, assistance with showering, or with transport so that you can go shopping or attend appointments, a Home Care Package maybe for you.
Home Care Packages (HCP) are delivered on a Consumer Directed Care (CDC) basis. CDC is a new way of providing home care. It gives you more control and choice about the types of care and services you access, how the care is delivered and who delivers it to you.
Under a Home Care Package, you will determine the level of involvement you would like to have in managing your own package. You will be provided with a personalised budget so you can see how much funding is available for services and how the money is being spent.
What types of services are available?
Personal Care: such as help with showering, dressing, mobility, meal preparation and fitting sensory communication aids.
Support Services: such as help with laundry, house cleaning, gardening, basic home maintenance, home modifications (related to care needs), and transport to help you do shopping, visit your doctor or attend social activities.
Clinical Care: nursing, allied health and other therapies.
Other Services: such as remote monitoring technology (where appropriate) and assistive technology, including devices that assist mobility, communication and personal safety where these services are identified in your Support Plans.