Home Care Packages (HCP)

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.

Services include

Services can be delivered in your home or, if you prefer, in the EPIS Day Centres

Clients are assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) and a care plan is developed with the client that supports restorative care to promote ongoing independence and self-determination where possible.

EPIS can provide the services specified for you in your approved care plan and advocate and support you when a plan review is required.

EPIS can support you through the application process for these services.