Step 2

Home Care Packages

Home Care Packages are the largest form of government subsidised Home Care nationally. There are also subsidies available under certain categories which can be received in addition to a Home Care Package. We cover it all here.

In this section you will learn:

STEP 2.1

What are Home Care Packages?

Home care is aimed at maintaining a person’s quality of life in their home by supporting them with their physical needs...

STEP 2.2

What Home Care Package Supplements are there?

Home Care Supplements are available in 6 different areas. These may be used in addition to a Home Care Package.

STEP 2.3

Is there a supplement in Home Care for Dementia and Cognition

People with moderate to severe levels of cognitive impairment associated with dementia or other conditions may be...

STEP 2.4

Is there A Home Care Supplement for Veterans?

The veterans’ supplement provides extra funds for veterans with a mental health condition which the Department of...

STEP 2.5

Is there a supplement in Home Care for Oxygen Supplement?

The oxygen supplement is paid if there is a specified medical need for the continuous administration of oxygen.

STEP 2.6

Is there a supplement in Home Care for Enteral Feeding?

Enteral feeding is a method of providing nutrients, including water, through a tube placed in the nose, the stomach, or...

STEP 2.7

Is there a supplement in Home Care for Viability?

The viability supplement is payable to providers in rural and remote areas in recognition of higher costs of doing...

STEP 2.8

Is there a supplement in Home Care for Hardship?

The hardship supplement is for home care recipients in genuine financial hardship and who do not have income to pay the...

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