This program supports older people aged 65 years and over (50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) with complex care needs to live independently in their own homes.
It uses a consumer-directed care approach to make sure the support suits a person’s needs and goals. The support is provided through a Home Care Package – a coordinated mix of services that can include:
– help with household tasks
– equipment (such as walking frames)
– minor home modifications
– personal care
– clinical care such as nursing, allied health and physiotherapy services.
There are 4 levels of Home Care Packages – from level 1 for basic care needs to level 4 for high care needs.