How to apply for home care
Many elderly Australians are unaware of their eligibility for government funded home care packages. The funding can be used for a range of services from domestic assistance and clinical support to art therapy, counselling and even pet therapy. The application process can be confusing yet once successful, the services help seniors to live independently in their own home for as long as possible. If you are over 65, live in Australia and need support to continue living in your home, you can register at myagedcare.gov.au to arrange an assessment with ACAT (Aged Care Assessment Team). Within a few weeks you will be notified whether you have been approved and what level of care you are eligible for. There typically will be a waiting period until a specific package will be assigned to you. You will be notified in writing once a package becomes available; approved home care providers will then help you with next steps. Some providers, like Focus Home Care, also offer discounted rates while you wait for a package or help with the ACAT assessment.
Visit www.myagedcare.com.au for more information