Home Care Packages
STAY HEALTHY AND HAPPY AT HOME
A BCR Communities Home Care Package (HCP) will give you the support you need to keep living independently in your own home and socially connected to your local community.
Home Care Packages are designed for those with more complex or intensive care needs that go beyond what the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) can provide.
Once you have been assigned your government-subsidised Home Care Package through My Aged Care, your experienced BCR Communities care team will work with you and your support network to create a personalised program based on your values, lifestyle, needs and goals.
A BCR Home Care Package can support you with:
Individualised supports: based around your interests and preferred activities
Personal services: aimed to assist you with any personal care needs you may have
Shopping: making sure you have all you need to generate healthy meals at home
Meal preparation: assisting you to prepare or have delivered fresh and nutritious meals
Transport: helping you get to medical or other essential appointments
Declutter and packing: helping keep your house safe, tidy and organised
In-home respite: keeping you company when your carer has other commitments
Minor home modifications and equipment: so you can stay independent in your home
Allied Health support: to assist with maintaining independence in your home
Why Choose BCR Communities for In-Home Support?
Our team takes the time to understand your goals, lifestyle and values so that we can create a personalised plan that is just for you.
Consistent quality care
You will be supported by a team of people from your local community who are experienced, caring and committed to providing the best quality support.
We are truly local
BCR Communities was created for locals by locals and nobody understands the communities of the Shoalhaven and Illawarra better than we do.
We are flexible and responsive
We understand that your needs and goals may change over time so we will regularly review your plan to ensure you are always living the best life possible.
We put people first
As a community-led, not-for-profit organisation, our mission is to partner with our communities to provide person-centred services for all.
We are inclusive
We welcome people from across our communities and celebrate the diversity they bring to our organisation.
Values Based Care Plans
The BCR Communities difference is that we really get to know you before creating a plan of support. We use ExSitu, an innovative and award-winning app designed to provide the highest level of values-based care.
We are moving from filling in complicated or confusing forms so you can sit in the comfort or your own home with a BCR care staff member and answer ExSitu’s simple card-based questions.
The app will help you to identify what is important to you, what gives you joy, and how we might support you to live your best possible life.
By establishing your core values and lifestyle desires, ExSitu can generate a values-based care plan that is truly personalised for you.
Steps to getting a Home Care Package
The first step in accessing a government-subsidised Home Care Package is to contact My Aged Care to check your eligibility.
You can call 1800 200 422 or visit myagedcare.gov.au
If you are eligible, a member of the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) will visit your home to provide a free home support assessment. During this meeting they will identify what your home care needs are and confirm your eligibility to receive government-subsidised support.
My Aged Care will write to you to let you know the outcome of your assessment and the level of care you are eligible for and approved to receive. There is a waiting list for HCP funding to be assigned. My Aged Care will notify you in writing once you have been assigned a package.
Am I eligible for a Home Care Package?
Eligibility for a government-subsidised Home Care Package is based on your age and your support needs.
A Home Care Package could be what you need if you are:
need support with everyday activities
need support to continue to living independently in your own home and your community
65 years or older (50 years or older for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people) OR
50 years or older (45 years or older for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and on a low income, homeless or at risk of being homeless.
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