Changes to Aged Care Services
On 1 July 2018 the funding and management of the WA Home and Community Care (HACC) Program changed significantly. Access to these services is now based on age.
Services for older people (people aged 65 and over and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 and over) are now funded and managed by the Commonwealth Department of Health through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).
The CHSP provides service types similar to those that were provided by the HACC Program. These services include help with housework, personal care, meals, social support, nursing care, equipment, allied health and home maintenance.
Older people who were receiving HACC services at 30 June 2018 will continue to receive these services funded by the CHSP from their existing provider(s).
Services for younger people (people aged under 65 and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people aged under 50) remain funded and managed by the WA Department of Health for HACC services and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Younger people who are receiving HACC services as at 30 June 2018 will continue to receive these services from their existing provider(s) or a NDIS provider if they are deemed eligible for the NDIS.
For more information:
Are you a customer? http://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/F_I/HACC-Home-and-Community-Care
Are you a health professional? http://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/F_I/HACC-Home-and-Community-Care-Program