Access Affordable Care Services at Home
Home Care Packages (HCP) are one of the ways that older Australians can access affordable care services to get some help at home.
Home Care Packages are delivered on a Consumer Directed Care (CDC) basis. CDC gives greater choice over the types of care and services that can be accessed, how and when those services are delivered and by who. It also gives people more control over their resources and how that funding is spent.
To qualify for a Home Care Package, there is a requirement to have an assessment completed by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT), who once organised, will conduct a home visit. Having a preferred local doctor or relative to assist is a good idea.