Who can access Home Care Packages?
Anyone over the age of 65 or more can access a Home Care Package, but you will need to be assessed first by an Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS). There is no minimum age for accessing Home Care Packages if you have a disability.
What’s the first step? Plan an individual service package for you
The ACAS team will talk to you about how well you are managing at home, and then provide you with a letter that tells you what level of home care package you have been approved to receive. There are four levels of home care:
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
How do I become assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS)?
You can be referred to Aged Care Assessment Services for an assessment by your doctor, community care service provider, family members, health professionals or you can ask for a referral yourself.
If you live in Footscray you can call Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS) – Western on 0434 911 424.
Or click on the link to myagedcare.gov.au and enter your postcode.
What are the costs for a Home Care Package?
The Australian Government pays for the bulk of the cost of aged care in Australia. But you may be asked to contribute towards the cost of your care if you can afford to do so. You will never be denied the care you need because you cannot afford it.
How much you will be asked to pay depends on the funding program or package you use to access aged care services at home. Any fees will be discussed and agreed upon with AMCS as your service provider before you receive our services.
If you have questions or would like to speak to someone about Home Care Packages call us between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, on 03 9078 2585.
After Hours Emergency: Nadjouma 0434 911 424
Acknowledgement: The Home Care Packages Program (HCPP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.
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