The Home Care Packages program is subsidised by the Australian government to provide long term support for older people who would like to stay living independently in their homes. There are 4 different levels of care and funds each package delivers. These funds can be used to buy hours of care and/or other supports you may need.
Each care recipient is assessed for their eligibility and level of package and the funds assigned to them are not paid directly to the recipient, they are administered by a package provider.
MSS is registered to provide Home Care Package services such as:
- Social Support
- Respite Care
- Domestic Assistance
- Meal Preparation
- Home Maintenance and Modifications
We are also able to assist in the Case Management of your Home Care Package including sourcing and providing any other services that you require as part of your overall health plan.
Home Care Package funds are available to the care recipient for a wide variety of services and are tailored to the individual’s needs. We recognise that everyone’s needs vary and therefore work with the care recipient to deliver services and care to them which suits their circumstances. How much an individual puts towards their various services is up to them and our team will work with the individual to work out a budget. Below is a list of some of the services which are covered by package funds:
- Personal services
- Nutrition, hydration, meal preparation and diet
- Continence management
- Mobility and dexterity
- Nursing, allied health and therapy services
- Transport and personal assistance
- Management of skin integrity
- Aids and equipment
MSS prides itself in delivering a comprehensive and caring service to our Aged Care Package clients. We are happy to discuss your needs and tailor your package to your satisfaction.