Home Care Packages

What are home care packages?

Home Care Packages are aimed at people who want to remain living independently in their own home as they age, but who might need some extra assistance with daily tasks.

A co-ordinated package of home care and services is developed to provide people with choice and flexibility in the way that their care and services are provided to them.

About consumer directed care (CDC)

All home care packages are delivered using a Consumer Directed care approach.  CDC puts the consumer in the driver’s seat in terms of making choices about the types of home care and services that they wish to access.

Anglican Care’s staff will work in partnership with consumers to support them to identify goals that are important and meaningful to them.  Staff will then support, or directly assist, consumers to arrange care and services that will support them to meet their goals.

It’s all about what is important to individual people and what will fulfil them to lead a great life!

CDC also allows people to determine:

  • how much they want to be involved in managing their home care package
  • the level of ongoing monitoring and formal reviews and support provided by Anglican Care

Greater transparency is also available via monthly statements about how your package is funded and how those funds are spent.

What services are offered?

As part of Anglican Care’s Home Care Packages, the following care and services are provided:

Help around the house – cleaning and housework, personal laundry, home maintenance and modifications, lawn and garden care, spring cleaning

Looking after you – assistance with showering and bathing, dressing and grooming, toileting and personal hygiene, continence management, foot and nail care, medication monitoring and assistance, nursing care including wound, diabetes and pain management

Health and Nourishment – visiting your doctor or other health professionals, encouraging and accessing healthy food choices, grocery shopping, meal planning and assistance with meal preparation

Lifestyle Enrichment  – assistance with shopping, banking, paying bills, exercise groups, encouraging hobbies, bus outings, individual or group social participation and remaining connected with your  local community

How do I access a home care package?

To be eligible for a Home Care Package you need to be assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT).  The ACAT is made up of skilled and experienced people who will talk with you about what is important to you to help you to continue living at home.  Referrals are then able to be made directly to Anglican Care from older people or their families/carers or from a doctor.

Once your referral has been received by Anglican Care, we will arrange for an assessment by a Case Manager in your home to determine the appropriate level of support you need and to develop your individualised care and service plan.

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What types of packages are available?

There are four levels of Home Care Packages which can give you the care and services you need:

  • Level 1 supports people with basic care needs
  • Level 2 supports people with low-level care needs
  • Level 3 supports people with intermediate care needs
  • Level 4 supports people with high-level care needs

Each package level is funded at different amounts paid by the Australian Government to the service provider that delivers care and services to you.

Currently Anglican Care provides Level 1, 2, 3 and 4 packages in the Central Coast and Manning Regions and Level 2 packages in the Hunter.

What will a home package cost?

Home Care Packages are subsidised by the Commonwealth Government.  Consumers may be asked to pay:

  • A basic daily fee of up to 17.5% of the single basic Age Pension
  • An income-tested care fee if your income if over a certain amount

If you are required to pay an income-tested care fee, you will need to complete the ‘Aged Care Fees Income Assessment’ form.  The form can be found at the following link http://www.humanservices.gov.au/spw/customer/forms/resources/sa456-1410en.pdf.

A direct debit arrangement where fees are deducted fortnightly from a nominated bank account is the preferred method of payment.

Allowances and subsidies are available for those families who are financially or socially disadvantaged.  To apply for financial hardship assistance you must complete and lodge the relevant Department of Human Services application for financial hardship assistance form.  The form can be found at the following link https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/forms/sa462

Further information regarding the costs of a Home Care Package, including fee estimators, can be found on the myagedcare website – www.myagedcare.gov.au.

Anglican Care's skilled and caring staff

Anglican Care is committed to employing and training all staff to ensure they have the appropriate skills, knowledge, attributes and education to deliver services with an emphasis on wellness, enablement and health promotion in line with the organisation’s values.  All staff undergo thorough background and police record checks.

Fee of service options

Anglican Care is able to offer a Fee for Service option to provide people living at home with a range of services, similar to those available under a home care package.  There may be a variety of reasons why you wish to access this option including:

  • You would like to top-up the services you are currently receiving via your government funded home care package
  • You are on the wait list to receive a home care package
  • You are not eligible for government-funded services
  • You simply wish to pay for help yourself

You do not need a referral and there are no lengthy wait lists to access our fee for service options, which are available 24 hours per day, seven days a week.  You can receive one particular service or a combination of services.  We can provide this as a one-off visit, or on a regular, ongoing basis. Services are provided when and where you need them.

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