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Home Care Packages

A Home Care Package can offer a variety of supports at home to assist you to live as independently as possible.

Funding provided to you through a Home Care Package is designed to keep you living at home for longer and engaging with the community, for quality of life and wellbeing.

The funding could be used for:

  • Personal care support for showering, dressing and going to the toilet

  • Assistance with shopping

  • Help with meal preparation or meal delivery

  • Assistance with garden maintenance

  • Help with cleaning

  • Respite care - for you and your carer

  • Home modifications for safety such as handrails and ramps

  • Transport to appointments

  • Social support for company

  • Help with taking medications

  • Nursing care through a visiting nurse who can dress wounds or provide continence advice

Search for Home Care Package providers near you by visiting www.agedcareguide.com.au/search/hcp/aus or call 1300 863 216 for financial planning advice around Home Care Packages.

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Residential Aged Care

If you need more intensive care and support that can no longer be provided in your own home it may be time to move into an aged care home. Residential aged care facilities provide accommodation, as well as specific care and services to residents.

An aged care home can support you to live a fulfilling lifestyle when your needs can no longer be met at home in the community. You'll have your own space and access to professional staff that will help with all aspects of care.

Services could include assistance with personal care, meals, support with mobility and communication as well as social and recreational activities, to address the health, safety and lifestyle needs you have.

For example, your facility is likely to have a hairdresser available for regular appointments, entertainment areas for watching TV or performances by groups from outside the home, organised arts and crafts activities and visiting therapists or specialists, such as physiotherapists to help with your mobility.

There are shared spaces too, for meals or social interaction, and many opportunities to engage in activities and social connection with other residents - but also the choice to participate or not.

You will still be able to do activities outside the home that you attended before you moved in, such as spending time with friends and family in the community.

Call 1300 863 216 to connect with a financial advisor, or search for residential aged care facilities near you.

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ACAT and ACAS Assessments

To access Government subsidised aged care services you will need to be assessed to determine what kind of care will best meet your needs. The Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) and Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS) are staffed by doctors, nurses, social workers or other health professionals and they will meet with you to work out how much and what sort of help you require.

The service is known as ACAT across Australia, except for in Victoria where it is called ACAS.

There is also the sister-service Regional Assessment Service (RAS), but this is only for the lowest level of Government-funded home care support packages.

Talk to an independent aged care consultant today about sorting out your queries by calling 1300 903 627 or read more about getting an aged care assessment here.

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