28/08/2017 in Resources

Services You Can Access With Your Home Care Package

A lot of people wonder what services they can fund with their Home Care Package.
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19/07/2017 in Resources

How has Consumer Directed Care changed Home Care Packages?

Consumer Directed Care or CDC is a new approach to how people receive their care.…
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15/06/2017 in Resources

Planning activities for people with dementia

More than 342,800 Australians live with dementia and there is currently no cure.
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15/06/2017 in Resources

Reducing the risk of dangerous falls!

The estimated number of hospital visits for older Australians due to falls is over 85,000…
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15/06/2017 in Resources

Is it compulsory to contribute money to your home care package?

Better Living Homecare does not charge a Daily Contribution fee to their Home Care Package…
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21/03/2013 in Resources

I have a Home Care Package. Now what?

Have you recently been allocated a federally funded Home Care Package?
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15/06/2017 in Resources

Journey to Getting a Home Care Package

This guide is great for people who are new to Home Care Packages and would…
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15/06/2017 in Resources

Fees and Common Traps to Avoid

There are many Home Care Package Providers promoting low fees, learn how to avoid the…
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30/08/2017 in Resources

How to Compare Providers and Find the Best One.

There are so many Providers and it can be hard to know why you’d choose…
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15/06/2017 in Resources

New to Home Care Packages? Here’s a Handy Glossary.

The recent and ongoing aged care reforms have presented some new terminology that you may…
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30/08/2017 in Resources

The Benefits of Self Managing your Home Care Package

Many people believe  it is required for their Provider to fully manage their package on…
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19/07/2017 in Resources

What services are available with a Home Care Package?

The Home Care Package is designed to assist individuals to remain living in their own…
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19/07/2017 in Resources

What is dementia?

Dementia is not one specific disease, but rather a collection of symptoms caused by any…
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19/07/2017 in Resources

What does a Home Care Package cost?

The Federal Government subsidises the cost of providing a Home Care Package however they expect…
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19/07/2017 in Resources

How to live well with dementia.

A diagnosis of dementia is a life changing event for a person as well as…
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19/07/2017 in Resources

‘Sundowning’ in a person with dementia

‘Sundowning’ is a term used to describe a pattern of deterioration that can occur to…
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19/07/2017 in Resources

Staying active while living with dementia.

As humans we all enjoy a sense of purpose and the ability to enjoy ourselves…
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19/07/2017 in Resources

What is a Home Care Package Agreement?

All Home Care Packages are required by law to have a Home Care Agreement between…
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19/07/2017 in Resources

What is a Home Care Package (HCP) Monthly Statement?

After a Home Care Package commences, you will receive a monthly statement that details funds…
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19/07/2017 in Resources

Home Care – Should we do it ourselves or use an agency?

After deciding that your loved one needs some care to assist them to remain at…
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19/07/2017 in Resources

Communicating with people who are living with dementia

Dementia is a progressive illness that and overtime will gradually affect the way a person…
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19/07/2017 in Resources

Dementia and the effect is has on relationships.

As dementia progresses, your relationships are almost certain to change. It is easy to feel…
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19/07/2017 in Resources

What is a Home Care Package Care Plan?

When you begin a Home Care Package with a service provider they will meet with…
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19/07/2017 in Resources

What is an individual budget for a Home Care Package?

Every Home Care Package, no matter which level requires an individual budget to be prepared.…
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19/07/2017 in Resources

Tips for discussing home care with loved ones

Some professional assistance or care at home can increase a person’s independence and wellbeing. However,…
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19/07/2017 in Resources

Residential care versus home care

Elderly Australians sometimes find it hard to accept that one day they will have to…
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19/07/2017 in Resources

Signs home care is required

Sometimes recognising that someone is no longer able to take care of themselves at home…
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19/07/2017 in Resources

What is palliative or end of life care?

Palliative or end of life care is support for people who are in the final…
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19/07/2017 in Resources

Eligibility and Assessment for Home Care Packages

To find out if you are eligible for a Government funded Home Care Package you…
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19/07/2017 in Resources

Examples of in-home nursing care

In this day and age there is no reason why people can’t have professional, private…
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19/07/2017 in Resources

Eligibility for a Enteral Feeding Supplement

In addition to funding allocated in a Government funded home care package (HCP) there are…
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19/07/2017 in Resources

Would I benefit from the services of a Care Manager?

Are you or a loved one experiencing difficulty in navigating the healthcare system or what…
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17/07/2017 in Resources

What is a Home Care Package?

In short a Home Care package is financial assistance from the Federal Government to remain…
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17/07/2017 in Resources

In home nursing care

In this day and age there is no reason why people can’t have professional, private…
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17/07/2017 in Resources

Access a Hardship Supplement in addition to Home Care Package funds

In addition to the allocated funding in a Government funded home care package (HCP) there…
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17/07/2017 in Resources

Supplements to top up Home Care Packages – Enteral Feeding

In addition to funding allocated in a Government funded home care package (HCP) there are…
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17/07/2017 in Resources

What are the benefits of having a Care Manager?

Are you or a loved one experiencing difficulty in navigating the healthcare system or what…
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14/07/2017 in Resources

What does it mean to have a Home Care Package Level 2?

A Home Care Package is financial assistance from the Federal Government to remain at home…
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14/07/2017 in Resources

I’ve found my Provider! Now what happens?

After shopping around and finding the Home Care Package Provider that best suits your individual…
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14/07/2017 in Resources

10 Ways to get the most from your Home Care Package

So you have been approved for a Federal Government funded Home Care Package or HCP…
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10/07/2017 in Resources

5 Costs to Consider When Choosing a Provider

The following information is useful for consumers who now have a greater choice and control…
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10/07/2017 in Resources

6 New Rights You Have With Consumer Directed Care

Consumer Directed Care or CDC is a way of delivering care that gives you choice…
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22/02/2013 in Resources

Switching Providers – Much easier than you think!

Have you been thinking of breaking up with your Provider? It can seem like a…
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