Carrington Community Care has Home Care Packages available in Sydney South West, which is part of the Government’s continuum of care for older Australians.
If you want to stay in your own home in the Campbelltown, Narellan, Southern Highlands or surrounding Sydney suburbs, but need help with a range of services, we’re here to support you. Our staff are able to provide assistance with tasks such as cleaning and preparing meals, personal care, gardening or with transport so that you can go shopping or attend appointments. If this will enable you to be more independent, then a Home Care Package may be for you.
A Home Care Package provides a coordinated package of services designed specifically for you.
There are four levels of this service:
Level 1 and 2 packages: Supports people with basic or low level care needs.
Level 3 and 4 packages: Supports people with intermediate and high care needs.
Carrington provides all Home Care Packages on a Consumer Directed Care (CDC) basis. This means that you have the choice as to what types of services you receive and how that support is delivered to you.
You can choose how much involvement you would like in managing your own package of services. You will be provided with a personalised budget and see how much funding is available to you and how that money is being spent.
What does a Home Care Package Cost?
The Australian Commonwealth government funds these packages, but you will be asked to contribute to the costs.
If you are on a pension, your maximum contribution is 17.5% of the single aged pension. People on higher incomes may be asked to contribute a higher amount.
How do I get a Home Care Package?
Register with My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or www.myagedcare.gov.au
If your needs indicate you may need this kind of support, you will be referred for an assessment by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) to determine if you are eligible. Our services are available to those in certain areas of Sydney, including throughout Campbelltown, Narellan and Southern Highlands.
You don’t need to worry, if you need any further advice about accessing our support services, or have questions about the assessment process please contact:
Carrington Community Care Intake and Relationship Officer on 02 4659 0341 (press option 1) who will be happy to assist you.