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What is a self-managed Home Care Package?

Self-managed Home Care Package

Have you heard about a self-managed Home Care Package but not quite sure what it means? Self-management has become an increasingly popular option for Home Care Package recipients in recent years. What is a Home Care Package? A Home Care Package is funding from the government to support you to live independently at home. You … Read more

What are the Home Care Package inclusions and exclusions? The Definitive List.

Home Care Package Inclusions

What are the current Home Care Package inclusions and exclusions? As we age and our care needs change, we often require some form of assistance with everyday activities. The support we require can range from household chores to managing medication, transport, personal care, and medical conditions. To support older Australians changing care needs and their … Read more

What is the difference between Enduring Power of Attorney and Guardianship?

Enduring Power of Attorney

You may be familiar with the terms Enduring Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship, but do you know the key difference between the two and how they may protect you as you age? It is always best to be prepared for the unexpected as you never know what is around the corner. Therefore, we thought … Read more

What is Aged Care Quality Standard 1?

Dignity

Everyone deserves the right to be treated with respect and dignity, both of which are important provisions of human rights law, especially in aged care, that’s what Aged Care Quality Standard 1 is all about. Everyone can make a contribution and we can uphold this fundamental right by the way we treat others. Aged Care … Read more

What is the difference between Package and Care Management?

Package and Care Management are both services that share a common goal, which is to help older Australians receive the quality care and support they need. Although they both share a common goal, they also differ in the services they provide. Providers will now list their fees as Package and Care Management. This will cover … Read more

How do you apply for a Home Care Package?

Want to learn how to apply for a Home Care Package? We understand, applying for a Home Care Package (HCP) can be confusing. Many older Australians aren’t quite sure how to apply, where to apply and what is involved in the application process. We have put together this step-by-step guide on how to apply for … Read more

What are Home Care Package Supplements?

Home Care Package Supplements

If you have a Home Care Package (HCP) you could be eligible for more support. As well as your package, there are Home Care Package Supplements. These refer to additional funding from the government to cover the cost of meeting certain care needs. Sometimes the HCP on its own doesn’t provide enough support to meet … Read more

What’s the difference between CHSP and HCP?

Confused about the difference between the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and the Home Care Package Program (HCP)? We don’t blame you! The distinction between CHSP and HCP can seem confusing at first. But there are some key points of difference between the two programs. The good news is they both have the same overall … Read more