My Aged Care Providers and Home Care Packages Provider
Home Care Packages ease lives. Home Care Packages are designed to provide care services for those older Australian citizens who need help from someone to do everyday tasks or who need extensive quality care. Home Care Packages are a collaborative approach to deliver your needed help at your home.
Aged care service
Aged care service is the care support given to older people. This service can be provided either in the nursing home for aged people or in their own homes. Aged care service is designed to help people with health care, everyday living, accommodation, etc. this service is funded by the Government and only eligible people are entitled to get the aged care services.
Aged care service providers provide:
Entry-level help and supports at home Higher level of help and support for senior/aged Australians who need assistance to keep living at their home. Accommodation and care options for senior/aged Australians who are not able to live independently at their home.
What is a Home Care Package?
Basically, a Home Care Package is a service provided by the aged care service provider which is mainly funded by the Australian Government. These packages are intended for older people so that they can care for themselves at their own home independently as long as they require. The entire funding, choosing a provider and choosing a package to utilise funding totally depends on the consumers themselves. That means they have the flexibility to choose the exact care service they need for themselves from an appropriate service provider.
Home Care Packages vs Commonwealth Home Support programme
Home Care Packages and Commonwealth Home Support Programme aren’t similar. Commonwealth Home Support Programme only provides basic assistance where Home Care Packages of aged care services provide a higher level of help and support when situations demand to fulfill more complex needs. In other words, Home Care Packages are for those older people who need more support than the Commonwealth Home Support Programme offers.
Who is eligible for a Home Care Package?
To get the answer, an assessment process will take place on the applicant and the assessment will be done by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) or the Regional Assessment Team (RAS). The eligibility assessment will be held based on the following criteria: The person who is 65 years or older and needs coordinated services which will help them to live independently by staying at home.
If a person only needs a low level of support or less than this, Commonwealth Home Support Programme is appropriate for them and they do not require a Home Care Package. After the primary assessment, if the assessment team or healthcare provider agrees that the Home Care Package is appropriate for you, the next step is to determine which level of package is appropriate for you.
To determine this, an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) will visit your residence and determine which level of package you will need. They will conduct an extensive assessment of the person’s physical capacity and cognition.
This will help the assessment team to understand the individual needs of the person and then they will determine which level of package is best suited for them. The financial situation will be assessed during this process even though this will not affect the eligibility.
This will be taken into account to determine how much the person can contribute depending on income. They will also take into account the person’s personal preferences while determining the service. After everything is assessed properly, the ACAT team will sanction one of four levels of care for that person.
After that, the person has to choose a provider, and then the package will be placed in the queue. Once the place is available, that person can take the benefit.
Types of Home Care Packages Available
Home Care Packages are available in four different levels. Here, you will be approved for a specified level of package based on the support you require to continue to live and stay in your own home. Each level of package includes a certain amount funded by the government and will be paid to your chosen provider directly. Let’s have a look at the Home Care Package levels:
- Level 1: People who are entitled to basic level care needs.
- Level 2: People who are entitled to low-level care needs.
- Level 3: People who are entitled to intermediate level care needs.
- Level 4: People who are entitled to high-level care needs. Consult with your chosen home care provider and decide how you can utilise the package funding in the best possible way.
Design your package as you want
When you appoint Hills Nursing as your Home Care Package Provider, we will get in touch with you and visit you so that we can get to know each other. Once we are together, we will create the best Home Care Plan that suits you. You independently can make decisions however you want and you can include your family members, friends while making decisions. The various types of home care and home services available in our Home Care Package includes:
Nursing care is to help you to monitor and treat your health and medical conditions at your home. A skilled nurse will aid you to:
- Manage your medications
- Give skincare
- Arrange a therapist for therapy
- and many more
If you need more assistance to take care of yourself, you can include hygiene and personal assistance in your package. Personal care includes
If you need more assistance to take care of yourself, you can include hygiene and personal assistance in your package. Personal care includes: Hygiene Bathing Showering Dressing Grooming Nutrition Meal preparation Eating Using and cleaning utensils, etc.
Home maintenance and home modifications are important to ensure safety and comfort. If you are unable to handle your home environment on your own, you can include home maintenance in your home care package. Home Maintenance assistance includes:
- Cleaning. Indoor cleaning, outdoor cleaning, kitchen cleaning, bathroom cleaning etc.
- Laundry and ironing.
- And many other everyday chores
Every family needs to use transport to go to relatives’ houses, shopping, visit stores for groceries, and purchase food. If you are facing difficulties in transporting, you can include this service in your package.
We live by society, we need society and society needs us. Social gatherings, groups, club memberships, entertainment activities, going to class, visiting friends and attending social & community programs help you to stay active and involved. You can get social assistance if you need it the most.
The list does not just end here, there are many other services available for your convenience. To provide services effectively, we promise to be steadfast in maintaining the best quality.