Continue reading today's blog where we will provide you with all the answers you need to know.
If you have previously asked yourself “How can I receive government-subsidised Aged Care services?” Then you’re not alone…
As it is one of the most asked questions by people who are starting their Aged Care journey.
So, to begin, ask yourself “What type of care might suit you with help at home?” Once you have figured out what services and supports are available it is important to know how you can access these services through a Home Care Package.
Firstly, there is an eligibility assessment which will check for age and ability. To qualify for a Home Care Package, the individual must be 65 years of age or older (50 years of age or older for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people) or younger for people with a disability, dementia, or other care needs that other specialists cannot meet.
From there, eligibility is determined based on your health, current mobility, and personal circumstances such as:
Whether or not you need assistance getting dressed and ready for your day?
Do you require your meals prepared for you or assistance with eating?
Do you have someone else assisting you in your home?
If you have experienced a recent event, such as a fall or hospital visit, it is also included and covered due to the potential impact it may cause on your emotional and mental state.
Nevertheless, the quickest way to see if you are eligible is to use My Aged Care's eligibility checker, where you will answer a few questions and provide your Medicare number before being asked to create a My Aged Care Record. Following this, an
in-person assessment will be organised to start you on your journey to accessing a Home Care Package.
If you would like to know more about whether you are eligible for
government-subsidised aged care service, visit www.rloa.org.au/agedcare
Alternatively, to speak directly to one of our Rural Lifestyle Options Australia’s friendly Aged Care specialists, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 032 175 today!