Home Care Services
LHI AND HOME CARE SERVICES
HOME CARE PACKAGES
What are Home Care Packages and what services and support can I receive?
The aim of a Home Care Package is to support you to remain at home in your unit as long as possible.
Therefore, the package funds can be used in any way that helps you to remain independent .
This will vary from one person to then next and can include things like.................
Showering assistance Domestic Cleaning
Preparation of Meals Linen change
Laundry Assistance with medications
Transport to local appointments Dishwasher
Gardening Home modifications
Allied Health – physio, podiatry, occupational therapy assessments and treatments
How do I start a Home Care Package?
Step 1 Contact the ILU Care Staff to discuss your circumstance.
Step 2 My Aged Care.
Step 3 ACAT visit and assessment
Step 4. Home Care Package – Levels of Care
Step 5. National Queue within the My Aged Care system.
Step 6: Interim lower level package
Step 7: Services commence
What does a Home Care Package cost?
Daily Fee – Approx $10/Day
Part and Non Pensioners – Income Tested Fee Calculated by Govt
Monthly Statement is provided listing Fees paid and services received.
How can LHI help?
You can choose the Provider of your HCP services
LHI can provide your HCP services
LHI can help you with starting a HCP or moving your current HCP to LHI.
“Unspent Funds” - Returned to the Govt
OTHER SERVICES FOR RESIDENTS
For Residents who have NOT been approved or are WAITING for a Govt Funded Home Care Package,
Some of the “LHI Extras” services Residents are currently receiving include:
Transport to and from appointments
Personal care assistance
Why use LHI Extras?
All Staff have a Police Check Clearance
All Staff have had orientation and training from LHI All Staff are covered by LHI’s insurances
Cost of LHI Extras
Monday to Friday – 7am to 5pm - $50 per hour Tailored services available.
ie: Daily visit (15 mins/visit – Total 105 mins/week) $65 per week
Twice daily visit (15 mins/visit – Total 210 mins/week) $105 per week
RESIDENTIAL CARE – FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS
Step 1 – Have an ACAT assessment
Step 2 – Complete a Financial Assessment
“REQUEST FOR COMBINED ASSET AND INCOME ASSESSMENT”
This assessment will determine the amount of some of your Fees.
Treatment of your unit – Single and Couples
Step 3 – There are 3 types of Fees:
- Daily Care Fee – 85% of Pension - $52/day
- Means Tested Care Fee
Calculated by the Govt based on the completed Financial Assessment
Based on Assets and Income
3. Accommodation Fee
Based on Your Assets and the Room price
Couples and single
Can be paid as Lump Sum, a Daily Amount, or a combination of the two.
Please see attached document for further information regarding LHI and Home Care Services.