A professional caregiver is not just about meeting the job requirements, i.e. knowing the inside outs of how to provide a variety of services and assistance to an aging person. Sure, training is needed to ensure a professional caregiver is able to perform what’s required of them – prepare meals, aid with ambulation or walking,
Finding out if you're eligible for government support
How do I know if I'm eligible?
You will need to have your eligibility for a Home Care Package assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS). They will consider your unique circumstances and treat every case individually.
If you’re not eligible for a Home Care Package, you may be able to access support under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme.
What to know
You need to get in touch with the government’s My Aged Care service. They will organise a care assessment with you, and this will determine what kind of government support you are entitled to. We can also refer you if you would like.
If you aren’t currently eligible for government funding, you can still access home care services and pay for them privately. In the future you may be able to have your eligibility reassessed.
If you find that you require more care than your Home Care Package funding allows, you can pay for additional care privately. If your needs have increased since you were allocated a Home Care Package, you can ask to be re-assessed for a higher level package.
Find out more about your eligibility
Download our information pack for more information about your eligibility for government funding. It has everything you need to know to get started.
Get in touch with us
We can help you get started with government funded care and guide you through the process. Let us know if you have any questions and we'll be happy to help.
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