Personal care services are available to support you to stay in your own home. This includes everyday tasks such as bathing and getting dressed.
What types of services are available?
A broad range of services can be provided to meet your needs. These may include:
assistance with eatingbathinggoing to the toiletgroomingdressinggetting in and out of bedmoving about the house.
Where do I receive personal care services?
In most cases, you will receive these services in your own home.
How do I get these services?
If you only need a couple of services to help you stay living in your own home, it is best to access them through the HACC Program. This program can assist you if you need extra help to stay in your own home longer. If you have more complex needs, a Home Care Package may be right for you. You can access similar services to the HACC Program, but on top of this, the services are coordinated and tailored to meet your specific needs.
How much does it cost?
The Australian Government pays for the bulk of aged care in Australia. But as with all aged care services, it's expected you'll contribute to the cost of your care if you can afford to do so. You will never be denied the care you need because you can't afford it.
Any fees will be discussed and agreed upon with your support planner before you receive the relevant services.