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New Package Launched To Fill Home Care Gap

New Package Launched To Fill Home Care Gap

Older people waiting for a Commonwealth Government home care package can now access new support, thanks to Amana Living.

Currently older people can experience a delay of a few months between an ACAT assessment and the Commonwealth Government allocating a home care package. This can leave people without much needed support.     

Amana Living’s Value Interim Package provides five hours of home care per week for services such as personal care, domestic assistance and meal preparation.

How to access in-home services

You can purchase in-home services on a full fee-for-service basis. Depending on your needs and preferences, you may be eligible for a Government subsidy. The following information is also available in the Home Care section of our website.

Subsidised services fall into two categories: Home and Community Care and Packaged Care. Once you know what you are eligible for, or if you simply want to purchase services without applying for Government support, get in touch with us.

Home care options include social outings

Home care isn't just about having services delivered to your doorstep. The package we put together for you will depend on what you think will make your life better, more enriched, more independent.

This photo was taken on an outing with our Kites social program. Groups of people are matched for their interests and preferences. Then we organise trips and support them with any needs or requests they may have during the outing.

Consumer directed care: what it means for you and how we can help

Are you considering, or receiving, home care services? If so, from 1 July, you have easier access to a wider range of services, and greater control over your budget.

Maria Davison (GM Home Care and Housing) explains the new consumer-focused approach to home care.

What is consumer directed care?

‘Consumer directed care’ (CDC)
is a Commonwealth Government initiative to change the way home care services are delivered in order to increase choice, control and access. Amana Living has been a trial provider for CDC since 2012.