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Elders, Home and Community Care

Elders, HACC and Disability (EH&D)

The Elders HACC and Disability team supports our older Indigenous community to remain active and live independently within their homes as long as possible.

We offer services through the following programs:

  • Home and Community Care (HACC)
  • Commonwealth Home Support Program’ (CHSP) (for Aboriginal people aged 45-50)
  • For Aboriginal people over the age of 50 years with more complex care needs the ‘Home Care Package’ (Levels 1-4) is available.

Home & Community Care (HACC) and Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) offers:

  • Support to participate in social activities in a group or one-on-one (planned activity group)
  • Assistance with everyday household tasks (domestic assistance)
  • Assistance to enhance nutrition & meal preparation through services (such as meals on wheels)
  • Assistance to support your independence in your personal care activities such as showering, dressing, shopping, and attending appointments
  • Assistance to keep yards hazard free by lawn mowing and rubbish removal

Eligibility for CHSP/ HACC is based on your support needs and age

  • You must be living in the community and be between the ages of 45-50 years old
  • Individuals will need to be assessed for eligibility after applying

For more information on eligibility and how to apply go to: www.myagedcare.gov.au/help-at-home/commonwealth-home-support-programme

Home Care Package Level 1-4:

Each package level caters for different individual care needs.

Your case manager will connect you to services that meets your individual goals and care needs to support your health and wellbeing, and to keep you living safely and independently at home.

Some examples of services provided through HCP Levels 1-4 include:

  • Personal care, domestic care, transport
  • Nursing, respite & Allied Health therapy
  • Nutrition, meal preparation & diet advice
  • Continence management
  • Supports for mobility & dexterity
  • Home & lawn maintenance
  • Skin integrity management
  • Support for cognitive impairment
  • Social support group

Here’s more information on pricing and services.

To be eligible for a Home Care Package the individual needs to be:

  • Assessed by the Aged Care Assessment (ACAS) team as to having complex care needs
  • Notice a change in memory or cognition
  • Diagnosed with a medical condition or reduced mobility
  • Experienced a change in family care arrangements
  • Experienced a recent fall or hospital admission

For more information on eligibility and how to apply go to: www.myagedcare.gov.au/help-at-home/home-care-packages

Targeted Care Packages

The Targeted Care Package (TCP) program supports families and carers to provide the child or young person a home-like environment that provides stability, safety and a healthy lifestyle through an individualised package.

The program is for Aboriginal children/young people who are living in residential care or who are at risk of entering residential care.

A key worker is allocated to each child/family that receives a package.

The key worker will work closely with the family/caregivers to facilitate changes that support the achievement of the child’s case plan.

The key worker will carry out duties that will support the child, placement and family in accordance with the case plan and individualised plan these include but are not limited to:

  • facilitating care team meetings
  • transport to medical appointments
  • providing intense support to ensure goals are met

For more information

Referral is through Department of Families Fairness and Housing.

To learn more, call GEGAC main reception on 5150 0700 and ask about Targeted Care Packages.