If your care needs have changed as you’ve gotten older and you are struggling to do what you used to, you may be eligible to receive some help at home from the government.
This may be in the form of: A Home Care Package or The Commonwealth Home Support Programme. To find out if you are eligible for support from the government you can call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 and request an assessment. The outcome of the assessment will determine if you are eligible for a Home Care Package, the Commonwealth Home Support Programme, or neither at that present time.
Even if you are coping well today, it’s important to recognize that your needs will change over time and could change quickly so it’s best to be proactive and get assessed early.
Keep in mind that if your needs change over time, you are able to be reassessed for a higher level of funding.