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They say home is where the heart is. It’s the place where we’re surrounded by all of the things we love, treasured memories and comfort and familiarity. But what happens when living at home isn’t as safe and easy as it once was?
In the past, the only option for many people was to move into a nursing home. The thought of this, particularly in the current climate, is generally not a pleasant one. Leaving the place where you’re the most comfortable and uprooting your life to move into residential aged care, or downsize to a smaller and more manageable property, can be frightening and overwhelming. Because of this, many people ignore the little signs that suggest help is becoming necessary and may decline even further.
Thankfully, things are changing and nursing homes are no longer the only option. Home Care, where you or your loved one can receive care and services at home, is becoming the most popular choice for Australians.
One of the very best tools that will offer sustainable and long-term support, is to get started with a Home Care Package. There is surprisingly generous government funding (up to $52,000 per year!) available to help people over the age of 65 to stay living at home. It’s called the Home Care Package program. A Home Care Package is a financial package provided by the federal government that can be used for any services that will help you or your loved one to remain living safely at home.
If you are over 65 years of age, an Australian resident, and require some help at home, you can apply to be assessed for a Home Care Package.
A Home Care Package can be used for just about anything that will help to keep you living safely in your home, such as:
CareAbout is a destination for comparing quality Home Care services. We provide free, simple advice on how to navigate Home Care in Australia, and when customers are ready, we match their needs to one of our quality hand-picked providers. We’ve waded through the government and industry jargon to provide those looking for a Home Care provider with clear and accurate information, so that they’re able to make the right decision for themselves or a loved one.
With so much information out there, it’s hard to know where to start. Our comprehensive Guide to Home Care gives you everything you need to know about applying for a Home Care Package and getting access to those government funds.
Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.