Home Rural Living Victoria
A A Text size Home Contact Us Sitemap

Packaged Care

Forward to a friend Printer Friendly

Community Aged Care Package Program

Community Aged Care Packages (CACPs) provide a lower level of community care to assist frail older Australians to remain living in their own homes.

What are Community Aged Care Packages?

Community Aged Care Packages (CACPs) are individually planned and coordinated packages of care tailored to help older Australians remain living in their own homes. They are funded by the Australian Government to provide for the complex care needs of older people.

What help is available?

CACPs are very flexible and are designed to help with individual care needs. The types of services that may be provided as part of a package include:
  • personal care;
  • social support;
  • transport to appointments;
  • general home care;
  • meal preparation; and
  • gardening.

Extended Aged Care At Home Program

Extended Aged Care at Home (EACH) packages provide high levels of support to assist frail older Australians to remain living in their own homes.

What are Extended Aged Care at Home Packages?

Extended Aged Care at Home (EACH) packages are individually planned and coordinated packages of care, tailored to help older Australians remain living in their own homes. They are funded by the Australian Government to provide for the complex care needs of older people. Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia Program
Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia (EACHD) packages provide high levels of support to older Australians with dementia to assist them to remain living in their own homes.

What are Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia Packages?

Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia (EACHD) packages are individually planned and coordinated packages of care tailored to help older Australians who experience difficulties in their daily life because of behavioural and psychological symptoms associated with their dementia.

What help is available?

EACH and EACHD packages are very flexible and are designed to help with individual care needs. Generally a person who requires high level care could be eligible for an EACH package, and the types of services that may be provided as part of an EACH package include:
  • registered nursing care;
  • care by an allied health professional such as a physiotherapist, podiatrist or other type of allied health care;
  • personal care;
  • transport to appointments;
  • social support;
  • general home care; and
  • assistance with oxygen and/or enteral feeding.

Consumer Directed Care Packaged Care

Consumer (or self) directed care (CDC) gives older people a greater say and more control over the design and delivery of community care services provided to them and their carers. The packages are identified as CDC packaged care (for care recipients) and Consumer Directed Respite Care (CDRC) for carers. CDC packaged care and CDRC allow older people and their carers to make choices about the types of care services they access and the delivery of those services, including who will deliver the services and when. Expected outcomes of the programs for both care recipients and carers include, a better quality of life due to increased independence and empowerment over the services they are receiving.         

What is CDC Packaged Care?

There are three levels of subsidy for CDC Packaged Care places that depend on the assessed level of care to be provided. These three levels broadly align with the existing subsidy levels of the current Packaged Care programs, namely:

CDC Low Care - This level of care is similar to a CACP in that it will provide care services to people living in the community who have low level complex care needs. It may provide services such as personal care, social support, transport to appointments, home help, meal preparation and gardening.

CDC High Care - This level is similar to an EACH package in that it will provide care services to people living in the community who have high level complex care needs. It may provide services such as nursing, domestic assistance, in-home respite, personal care, transport to appointments, and social support.

CDC High Care Dementia - This level is similar to an EACHD package and will provide care services to people living in the community who have high level, complex care needs and also experience behaviours and symptoms associated with dementia that affect their ability to live independently.

Please contact the Aged & Disability Service on 1300 520 520 for more information.

Buloke Shire Council: 367 Broadway, Wycheproof, VIC 3527 | Phone: 1300 520 520 | Fax: (03) 5493 7395 | Email: buloke@buloke.vic.gov.au

Copyright (c) 2011 Buloke Shire Council | Privacy | Disclaimer