WHAT IS A
HOME CARE PACKAGE?
A Home Care Package (HCP) refers to in-home care which helps clients to say at home for as long as possible and gives choice and flexibility in the way that care and support is provided to the client.
There are 4 different levels of care:
Home Care Levels 1 & 2 help people with basic or low level care needs. Levels 3 and 4 help people with intermediate to high care needs.
WHAT SERVICES ARE PROVIDED?
Personal care: such as help with showering, dressing, mobility, meal preparation, eating and fitting sensory communication aids.
Support services: such as help with laundry, house cleaning, gardening, basic home maintenance, home modifications (related to care needs), and transport to help with shopping, visiting doctors or attending social activities.
Clinical care: nursing, allied health and other therapies.
Other services: such as remote monitoring technology (where appropriate) and assistive technology, including devices that assist mobility, communication and personal safety where these services are identified in the clients care plan.
Additional government funding is also available through the Dementia and Cognition Supplement and Veterans’ Supplement. The supplements are available with any of the four levels of Home Care Packages.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
The Australian Government pays for the bulk of aged care in Australia, but as with all aged care services, the client may be asked to contribute to the cost of care.
If on the basic rate of pension, the maximum contribution would be 17.5% of the single pension. If an individual has a higher income they may be asked to contribute a higher amount. This amount is referred to as ‘income-tested care fee’. This fee will vary per the client's income and circumstances.
The income tested fee is calculated by The Department of Human Services based on your financial information. This means you will need to complete an income assessment form.
All income tested fees have annual & lifetime caps. To view the current cap figures please click here.
To view our client charge rates, please click here.
If you would like further details on aged care fees or assistance in completing an income assessment form call us on (08) 8532 2255 or visit www.myagedcare.gov.au
HOW DO I GET A HOME CARE PACKAGE?
1. Check your eligibility by visiting the My Aged Care Website or call the information line on 1800 200 422. If your needs indicate that you require a package then My Aged Care will refer you to an Aged Care Assessment Team to complete an assessment. If you require assistance with this process, simply call us and book an appointment with one of our friendly staff members.
2. Once you receive the outcome of your assessment you will be placed on a national waiting list until you are assigned a Home Care Package. It’s helpful to give us a call and let us know when you have received the outcome of your assessment.
3. Once assigned your Home Care Package contact Murray Mallee Aged Care Group Inc. on 8532 2255 with your unique referral code.
4. Work together with one of our Service Consultants to develop a Care Plan suited to your individual needs.
CULTURALLY & LINGUISTICALLY
Murray Mallee Aged Care Group Inc. offers, specialist support to the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities of South Australia in both the regional areas in which we have operated in since 1994, and in metropolitan Adelaide since July 2017.
The Italian communities are the first CALD communities that we have developed a specialist team of Italian speaking Support Workers to deliver the services. Our Business Development Manager, Patrizia Kadis leads the team situated at our metropolitan office at 10 Newton Road Campbelltown. The Al Mio Club con Murray Mallee is a social activity club that meets weekly at the Findon Community Centre at Findon Road Findon.
Murray Mallee Aged Care Group Inc. also provides cultural services to people of indigenous heritage through our Tumpinyeri program. MMACG acknowledges the traditional owners of this land - their ancestors and elders - and is committed to reconciliation with Indigenous Australians.
WHY CHOOSE US?
Murray Mallee Aged Care Group Inc. has a reputation for excellence. In fact, 98.15% of clients would recommend MMACG to their friends and family.
Murray Mallee Aged Care Group Inc. is also a QIP Accredited organisation, this means that when you sign up for a package with us, you are going to recieve the best care possible.
The care I receive is superb, I cannot fault it. Without this support, I feel I would be in a care home. - MMACG Client