What is a Home Care Package?

Gone are the days where a nursing home was your only option to receive assistance when things got tough.

Now, the focus is on remaining at home as one ages and the government has introduced Home Care Packages (HCP) to help achieve this. HCP's are an allocation of government funding towards an individual to purchase services to remain at home. Usually a company or not for profit (also known as a provider) assists you to manage the funds.

How much can I get?
Up to $51,600 per year depending on how much assistance you require.

What will it help me with?
Day to day tasks or rehabilitation, for example: Cleaning or shopping assistance, meal preparation and physiotherapy.

Do I need an assessment for a HCP?
Yes, a referral to My Aged Care will need to be completed.

How long is the wait?
Between 6 months - 2 years, so it is essential to think about aged care help before you need it.

Need help with Home Care Packages?
Call Nicole 0404 444 985

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