What is in a Home Care Package?

Home Care Packages are very flexible. Their goal is to provide you with the right mix of services and support to meet your individual needs.

Home Care Packages can include:

Support services

This includes domestic tasks such as ironing, cleaning and washing, as well as basic home maintenance, gardening and transport to various appointments or for social purposes. Some recipients use their Home Care Package to attend doctor’s appointments, or to get to the shops and back. Some people have pre-prepared meals delivered, or have their lawns mowed every couple of weeks.

With such a range of services available, it’s important to talk to a respected provider of Home Care Packages to make sure you are getting the best mix of services for you.

Personal care

A Home Care Package can include assistance with everyday personal hygiene, bathing, showering, toileting, dressing and mobility.

Nursing, allied health and other clinical services

All Home Care Package recipients can access nursing, allied health and other clinical services as part of their Home Care Package. This includes vision and hearing services as well as a wide range of individual nursing and health care services. More comprehensive health packages are available for clients who meet Home Care Package Level 3 and 4 eligibility criteria.

Service coordinators and case management

Home Care Packages are administered by organisations like RDNS, who provide caring and qualified service coordinators and case managers to help you access and receive the services and support you need, as often as you need them.

To find out more

For further information about Consumer Directed Care please contact our Community Navigator team on 1300 616 956.