News tagged with Home Care Packages

More Home Care Packages

In December the Commonwealth Government announced the release of 10,000 high level home care packages as part of the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO)  budget review.

The 10,000 new high-level home care packages deliver important services at home, such as complex clinical care from a range of providers, nursing and mobility care, nutrition, hydration and meal preparation and transport support.

The packages will be available from early 2019 and split across 5,000 level 3 and 5,000 level 4 packages … Read the rest

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On the queue for home care?

As part of the recent My Aged Care system changes, the Federal Government will start sending ‘readiness’ letters to people who are waiting on the national queue for a Home Care Package.  This letter is targeted at those people who have been assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) as eligible to receive a home care package, but are waiting for a Home Care Package to become available.

Readiness letters will be sent out around three months before a … Read the rest

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Corrective actions to address home care package withdrawals

The Australian Government Department of Health has taken proactive steps to address instances where home care packages have been withdrawn in error, including:

  • recent enhancements to the My Aged Care system to prevent the withdrawal of packages
  • the allocation of additional staff to investigate and reinstate packages where appropriate.

The majority of known instances of incorrect package withdrawals are expected to be resolved by the end of January 2018 with the department contacting providers directly to resolve enquiries about any … Read the rest

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Increasing Choice in Home Care – aged care changes

The Australian Government subsidises the cost of a range of different aged care services to support older Australians, no matter what their needs might be.

One of these services is a home care package. Home care packages help older Australians living at home access a range of clinical care, personal and support services to assist with day-to-day activities.

From 27 February 2017, home care packages will change to give you more choice about your care and who delivers it. … Read the rest

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Consumers Input Wanted

COTA Australia’s Home Care Today program wants to interview older people who have been assessed as eligible for a Home Care Package and have a level of income above the age pension. We are also interested to speak with those in your personal support network who may be assisting you with making decisions.
How can you assist us?

We would like to interview you. The interview will take approximately 45 minutes and can be over the telephone. The purpose … Read the rest

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