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Home Care in Canberra

Home Care is the idea of providing services which are common at a residential aged care facility, such as meal preparation, house work or health care to the individual home. This means that if you (or someone in your life) feels the need for aged care services but would like to stay in their own home as long as possible, then Home Care can be a good compromise.

What is Home Care?

There are two types of home care, Home Care Packages (government funded) and Private Home Care (paid for by you). 

Before you can access a Home Care Package, you will need to have an Aged Care Assessment Team assessment (ACAT), which can be organised by your GP or by calling My Aged Care on 1800 200 422. 

Home care services, both Home Care Packages and Private Home Care, can provide the following services:

  • Housework and laundry
  • gardening and/or social activities
  • medication
  • transport
  • dressing
  • personal hygiene
  • food preparation
  • Registered nurse care
  • Allied health care
  • Personal care
  • Transport to appointments
  • Social support
  • Assistance with oxygen and/or enteral feeding

Home Care in Canberra

You can search for Home Care in Canberra using our comprehensive online directory. 

Home Care services can be found in all Canberra regions.

Additional Information

Private Providers and Not-for-Profit Organisations

Private providers who are not affiliated with the government EACH and CACP programs are also available, these providers do however charge commercial rates. There may also be charities and not-for-profit organisations in your area who provide Home Care services and thus with a charitable concession.

Government Programs

Find out more about Home Care Packages: Your Guide to Home Care

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.

What are the costs? Government vs. Private Providers

The current funding for Home Care Packages (Levels 1-4) can be viewed by clicking the links below:

There are currently four levels of Home Care Packages:

Fees charged for Private Home Care services can vary. We recommened contacting providers directly to discuss costs and payment options. 

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Article posted:Jun 4, 2019
Category: Home Care Services (Home Care Packages and Private Home Care)


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