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What services can I receive under a Home Care Package?

  1. Services Are Varied And May Include – Personal Care, Shopping Assistance, Home Cleaning, Gardening And Mowing, Physiotherapy And Other Allied Health, Transport, Mobility Aids, Home Modifications, Meal Preparation, Nursing Care, Continence Products, Home Safety, Personal Alarms, Respite And Socialisation – Generally Any Service To Support Your Health And Well-being.
  2. Home Care Package Funds Cannot Be Used As A General Source Of Income For Items Such As Day-to-day Bills, Food, Mortgage Payments Or Rent, Holidays, Entertainment And Gambling As An Example. You Can Find A Full List Of Exclusions On Https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/

Subsidy Inclusions Are:

  • Personal Services – Bathing, Showering & Toileting, Dressing/undressing, Mobility, Communication.
  • Nutrition & Hydration- Meal Preparation, Special Diets For Health/religious/cultural, Assistance Using Eating Utensils & Assisting With Feeding.
  • Continence Management- Assistance Using Continence Aids, Appliances Such As Absorbent Aids, Commode Chairs, Bedpans And Urinals, And Catheters And Enemas.
  • Mobility & Dexterity- Crutches, Quadruped Walkers, Walking Sticks, Mechanical Devices For Lifting, Bed Rails, Slide Sheets, Sheepskin And Tri-pillows, Pressure Relieving Mattresses, Assistance With Using Aids.
  • Nursing, Allied Health And Therapy Services- Speech Therapy, Occupational Or Physiotherapy, Seeing And Hearing Clinical Services.
  • Transport And Personal Assistance- Assistance With Shopping Visits To Health Practitioners, Attending Social Activities.
  • Management For Skin Integrity- Assistance With Bandages, Dressings And Skin Emollients.
  • Other- Telehealth: Technology To Assist With Health Care, Assistive Technology: Mobility, Personal Safety And Communication, Aids And Equipment: To Assist With Daily Living Tasks.