Currently, the majority of elderly residents in Australia hope to stay in their own homes for as long as possible before moving into residential aged care.
What is Home Care?
Home Care is a service which is a half-way point between living at home, but residential aged care service such as cooking, health care and housework are delivered to the individual in their own home. If you or someone you know may be interested in this type of service, then they will firstly need to have an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) assessment which in most cases will be free.
An ACAT assessment will determine whether you are eligible to receive a Home Care Package, and which level will best suit your needs.
Home Care services can include:
- Registered nurse care
- Social support
- Assistance with oxygen and/or enteral feeding
- Allied health care
- Transport to appointments
- Personal care
- gardening and/or social activities
- cleaning and laundry
- personal hygiene
Adelaide Home Care
Home Care can be found in all Adelaide regions. You can search for Home Care Adelaide using our comprehensive online directory.
Government Programs: Home Care Packages
Home Care Packages are funded by the Government.
Find out more about Home Care Packages: Your Guide to Home Care
Private Providers and Not-for-Profit Organisations
There are also private providers which can be used in conjunction with government programs, however hourly rates do apply.
What are the costs? Government versus Private Providers
Home Care Packages are funded by the goverment. You can find out the current package values by clicking on the links below:
- Level 1: basic level care needs
- Level 2: low level care needs
- Level 3: intermediate level care needs
- Level 4: high level care needs
Fees charged by Private Providers can vary. We recommend contacting providers directly to discuss their fees and charges.
Where can I get an ACAT (Aged Care Assessment Team) assessment?
ACATs can be organised by your GP or by calling My Aged Care on 1800 200 422.
Do you need help finding aged care services?
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Article posted:Jun 22, 2019 Category: Home Care Services (Home Care Packages and Private Home Care)