Home Care Packages provide long-term support for older people who want to stay living in their home.
Central Highlands Rural Health provides a level of care management and service coordination that suits you.
Your package can purchase a range of services many of which can be provided by Central Highlands Rural Health. These include:
Eligibility for a Home Care Package is determined by the Aged Care Assessment Service. This assessment is free and conducted in your home by experienced professionals.
If your circumstances allow, you may be asked to contribute to the cost of your care. Home care packages are income tested by the government.
You may need to have an income assessment and should arrange this as soon as possible as this process takes time. Your income assessment will let you know if you need to pay an income-tested care fee.
You may be asked to pay:
Depending upon your package level, we also charge a set fee for Care and Package management. This is calculated as a percentage of the package subsidy. The current costs for Care (20%) and Package (15%) management are available here
You can discuss and agree to any fees with us before you receive services.
Go to My Aged Care which is the gateway to Australian Government funded aged care services. You can phone My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or visit their website www.myagedcare.gov.au.
You can also learn more about the Central Highlands Rural Health Home Care Package Program by accessing us in the Service Finder in My Aged Care.