Home Care Packages

What is a Home Care Package?

 

A Home Care Package (HCP) is available if your needs become more complex as you get older. You may be eligible for one of four “package” levels, ranging from basic to high-level care needs.

If you need help in your home or garden, getting out and about or would like to take part in social and wellness activities, our team is ready to create a program for you. Chorus can also help with your personal care needs. In addition, our Clinical Nurses will provide clinical advice, assistance and support as required.

Our Home Care Packages provide a range of flexible, individually tailored services to support seniors to live independently at home.

Episode 7: Home Care Packages

Who is eligible for Home Care Packages?

To find out if you are eligible for a Home Care Package call us on 1800 264 268 or email hello@chorus.org.au.

To access a Home Care Package you will need to be assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). This free assessment can be requested by you, your family, your service provider or GP, who will determine your eligibility. Allocations are prioritised based on assessed need and the level of care ranges from basic to high.

How much will I pay?

There are four levels of Home Care Packages. Each level provides a different subsidy amount funded by the Australian Government, which is paid to the approved home care provider that you have chosen. The subsidy contributes to the total cost of your service and care delivery.

Where possible, you will be asked to contribute to the cost of your care with a basic daily fee and in some cases, an income tested care fee, which is determined by the Department of Human Services.

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My story

Because of the amazing support and collaboration between Gloria, the ACHA program, Bethanie and the Department of Housing, Pamela requested to transfer her Home Care Package to Chorus. Now, Pamela has now found a new home and she loves it.

I’ve had constant positive support, the team work really well together; they all follow up as promised and keep me and each other informed

Read more about Pamela’s Home Care Package story with Chorus here