What can Home Care Package funds be used for?
Your Home Care Package funds should be used to purchase care and services that meet your care needs as assessed by the ACAT. Your assessed care needs are set out in your My Aged Care support plan. You should discuss with your home care provider your care and service needs when developing your care plan which forms part of your Home Care Agreement:
Personal services: assistance with personal activities such as bathing, showering, toileting, dressing and undressing, mobility and communication
Nutrition, hydration, meal preparation and diet: assistance with preparing meals, including special diets for health, religious, cultural or other reasons, assistance with using eating utensils and assistance with feeding
Continence management: assistance in using continence aids and appliances such as disposable pads and absorbent aids, commode chairs, bedpans and urinals, catheter and urinary drainage appliances, and enemas
Mobility and dexterity: providing crutches, quadruped walkers, walking frames, walking sticks, mechanical devices for lifting, bed rails, slide sheets, sheepskins, tri-pillows, pressure-relieving mattresses and assistance using these aids
Nursing, allied health and therapy services: for example, this may include speech therapy, podiatry, occupational or physiotherapy services and other clinical services such as hearing and vision services
Transport and personal assistance: assistance with shopping, visiting health practitioners and attending social activities.
Management of skin integrity: assistance with bandages, dressings and skin emollients.
Call our friendly care advisers to find out how you can access your Home Care Package with Enrich Living Services on 1300 20 20 03