When it comes to aged care, Australians are well supported, with the government contributing around 78% of costs to aged care services needed1. This funding is through My Aged Care and offers seniors incredible benefits and at Home Care Assistance, we pride ourselves in making this process as smooth, transparent and stress free as possible. We want to ensure that you can continue to live independently at home, with the right level of support you need, in order to focus on the things you love doing and not just the things you have to do.
With in-home care services making the process easier for seniors to receive the funding support they need to assist with essential services, it is important that these funds are optimised to the fullest in order to achieve and enjoy the benefits they offer. At Home Care Assistance, we ensure that seniors get the most out of their funding by utilising the wonderful support options available. We are here to guide you through the entire process – from assessment on first application to ensure you receive the right support to meet your lifestyle and needs, as this is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach. At Home Care Assistance, we focus on your care goals and work alongside you to create the right plan, talk you through the services available, discuss your budget, any fees you may be required to pay and your homecare agreement.
The Assessment Process
The first stage is to find out if you are eligible for subsidised aged care. This involves visiting www.myagedcare.gov.au and undergoing a two-part assessment process that understands your needs and what services could help you. The next step is to then to check your eligibility for an assessment. You can either do this online, or you can contact My Aged Care to discuss your needs and options on 1800 200 422.
If your application is successful, you will be referred for an assessment. Assessments are done in person, at your own home.
- Assessment outcome
After your assessment, you will find out if you’re eligible for government-funded services – and if so, which ones you’re eligible for.
- Arrange your services
Find a provider that is right for you.
Another great tool to use on the My Aged Care website, is to create a personalised 4 step guide, which outlines what’s involved in each of these steps and what you need to do next. Just answer a few simple questions about the type of care you are looking for to get started.
It is important to remember that everyone is unique and so are their support needs while ageing in place. These needs may change over time, further supporting the benefit of having a home care agency with you every step of the way.
Our assessment team here at Home Care Assistance, has the experience and expertise to ensure the right type of support is applied for, in addition to ensuring that these are optimised to have you living your best independent life while ageing in place.
It is clear that Australians prefer living in their own homes as they age, and here at Home Care Assistance, support and care is intrinsically at our core when it comes to seniors choosing this lifestyle. We are here to guide you every step of the way. With this in mind, a detailed understanding of My Aged Care and how to make the best use of the funding and support available to you, is required in order to reap the full benefits provided. With Home Care Assistance in your corner to support you as you age in place, you will enjoy living independently and optimally at home.
Would you like to know more? Find your local Home Care Assistance provider and get in touch.
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As a leading age care provider, Home Care Assistance offers tailored in-home care services for older Australians, enabling them to live happier and healthier lives in the comfort of their own homes.
We offer private and government subsidised Care Packages and have office locations that are a registered NDIS provider. Our Care Workers undergo extensive training in order to deliver unmatched in-home aged care services where people can continue ageing in place. We are proud ambassadors of the My Aged Care government funded aged care program, enabling Australians to successfully navigate the process and gain approval for in-home care support packages. Home Care Assistance offers hourly care, specialised care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia care, hospital to home care, and 24 hour in home care.