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If you are over 65 years of age, you may be eligible to receive government subsidies to help you pay for in-home, respite and social support services.

You can receive support through the Commonwealth Home Support Program or by being assigned a Home Care Package.

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The Australian Government’s My Aged Care phone line and website can give you information and help you access aged care services to support you.

Call: 1800 200 422 

Mon-Fri 8.00am to 8.00pm

Sat 10.00am to 2.00pm

Web: www.myagedcare.gov.au

Read more about the Australian government's funding schemes for in-home support and care:

 

Commonwealth Home Support Program

https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/help-home/commonwealth-home-support-programme

 

Commonwealth Home Care Packages

https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/help-home/home-care-packages

If you are over 65, you apply for government subsidies through My Aged Care. You can contact My Aged Care by phone or oneline to request an assessment by one of the My Aged Care team. There are two types of assessments:

RAS ASSESSMENT

Commonwealth Home Support Program
 "I have low-care needs and just need a little extra support in my home"

This assessment identifies the type and frequency of subsidised in-home and respite care services you are entitled to through the COMMONWEALTH HOME SUPPORT PROGRAM (CHSP).

ACAT ASSESSMENT

Commonwealth Home Care Packages
"I need a more coordinated approach to my care"

This assessment identifies whether you are suitable for a HOME CARE PACKAGES and which level of package best suits your needs. People with a Home Care Package are assigned a dedicated case manager to oversee and manage their care.

  • Apply for an assessment through My Aged Care

     

  • A RAS assessor visits your home to determine the level of support you need

     

  • The RAS assessor determines, often on-the-spot, the type of services that will be subsidised

     

  • RAS forwards a referral to a funded organisation OR  the client is given a referral code to contact a service provider of their choice.

     

  • RangeCare can deliver your service requests


     

CLIENT CAN BEGIN RECEIVING SERVICES, OR IS PLACED ON A WAITING LIST FOR FUNDING AVAILABILITY

If you are waiting for funding availability, you may like to consider a private, 
fee-for-service arrangement.

  • Apply for an assessment through My Aged Care

     

  • An ACAT assessor visits your home to determine the level of support you need

     

  • A home care package is approved (levels 1-4)

     

  • You are placed on the national wait list while you wait to be assigned a package

     

  • Once a package has been assigned by My Aged Care, the client can choose a service provider


     

RANGECARE CAN DELIVER YOUR HOME CARE PACKAGE

While waiting for your package to be assigned, you may like to consider taking advantage of RangeCare’s private, 
fee-for-service options.

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