Government Subsidised Home Care

An important step towards finding home care services is to identify and understand what government subsidies are available and if you are eligible to receive them.

Navigating your pathway to care and the various government subsidised home care programmes that exist is daunting.

Your local Home Instead Senior Care office can explain the various programmes available, how they work and what you need to do to access them. If you would prefer to review your options online, here are some more details for you information;

 

Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)

Link to My Aged Care CHSP website

 


Who is it for?

Seniors looking to access entry-level support services, so they are able to continue living independently and safely at home.


Eligibility/Access

My Aged Care (MAC) will refer you to the Regional Assessment Centre (RAS) for a home support assessment.


Costs

You are required to pay a contribution to the cost of your care.


Service Provider

You can choose from a list of government-funded Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)-approved providers.


Can Home Instead be subsidised in this programme?

In some circumstances Home Instead is able to assist, please contact your nearest office for more details.


Where can I find more information?

The My Age Care website’s CHSP page. You can also call Home Instead on 1300 008 018, and we can help you understand this process.

Home Care Packages Programme (HCP)

Link to My Aged Care HCP website


Who is it for?

Seniors who want to stay at home, and access a range of ongoing personal services, support services and clinical care that help them with their day-to-day activities.


Eligibility/Access

My Age Care will refer you to the ACAT for an in-person eligibility assessment.


Costs

You may be required to pay a basic daily care fee, and/or an income-tested care fee (if you are not on a full aged pension).


Service Provider

You can choose any HCP-approved provider to deliver your care services.


Can Home Instead be subsidised in this programme?

Yes. Home Instead is HCP-approved, so can help if you qualify for the HCP.


Where can I find more information?

The My Age Care website’s Home Care Packages page. You can also call Home Instead on 1300 008 018, and we can help you understand this process.

Hospital Transition Care Programme

Link to My Aged Care Transition Care website


Who is it for?

Seniors looking for time-limited, goal-oriented and therapy-focused packages of services after a hospital stay.


Eligibility/Access

Whilst in hospital, MAC will refer you to the ACAT for an eligibility assessment.


Costs

You are required to pay a contribution to the cost of your care.


Service Provider

Your transition care provider is chosen by your state/territory government.


Can Home Instead be subsidised in this programme?

In some circumstances Home Instead is able to assist, please contact your nearest office for more details.


Where can I find more information?

The MAC website’s Transition Care page. You can also call Home Instead on 1300 008 018, and we can help you understand this process.

Respite Care

Link to My Aged Care Respite Care website


Who is it for?

Planned, unplanned temporary or emergency care to allow your regular carer the chance to take a well earned break, and recharge.


Eligibility/Access

My Age Care or Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres (CRCC) will conduct a telephone registration and/or eligibility assessment.


Costs

You are required to pay a contribution to the cost of your care.


Service Provider

You can choose any provider of your choice.


Can Home Instead be subsidised in this programme?

Yes. As the choice is yours, you can select Home Instead if you wish.


Where can I find more information?

The My Aged Care website’s Respite Care page. You can also call Home Instead on 1300 008 018, and we can help you understand this process.

Veterans Home Care (VHC)

Link to My Aged Care Veterans Home Care website 


Who is it for?

Senior veterans or war widows/widowers, who are seeking home care and support services.


Eligibility/Access

You need to hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold or White Card, and be assessed by the Veterans Home Care Assessment Agency.


Costs

You may be required to pay a contribution to the cost of your care.


Service Provider

Your services will be delivered by a Veterans Home Care (VHC) contracted provider.


Can Home Instead be subsidised in this programme?

In some circumstances we are able to assist, please contact your nearest office for more details.


Where can I find more information?

The My Age Care website’s VHC page. You can also call Home Instead on 1300 008 018, and we can help you understand this process

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