Eligibility

Eligibility

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Eligibility

Am I eligible for Home Care?

To access a home care package, you need to be assessed and approved as eligible for home care services by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) and then offered a home care package by a home care provider such as Baptistcare.

Home care packages are assigned to people based on their individual needs and circumstances by My Aged Care. There is no minimum age requirement, but home care packages are targeted at older people.

In some cases, younger people with disabilities, dementia or special care needs may be able to access a home care package if the person has been assessed and approved by an ACAT.

Baptistcare provides home care services outside the home care packages program. If you don’t wish to have an ACAT assessment, we can enter a private agreement with you to provide the services you need.

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What is an ACAT assessment?

An ACAT assessment is a face-to-face assessment conducted by a member of the Aged Care Assessment Team for people who are looking for help to stay at home or looking to move into an aged care facility. The assessment will determine what level of care will best suit your needs and if you are eligible for government financial support.

Who is eligible for an ACAT assessment?

To find out if you’re eligibility for an ACAT assessment, contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422. With the information you provide, the My Aged Care team will determine your suitability for a face-to-face assessment.

How to get a home care package?

To receive a home care package you will need to be assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). To arrange an aged care assessment, contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422. Once you have been assessed as eligible for a Home Care Package, you will receive a confirmation letter from My Aged Care and placed on the national waitlist. Once you reach the top of the waitlist you will be able to select your preferred provider and start receiving your services.

Do I qualify for home care?

If you’re an older person finding it harder to do the things you used to do, you may qualify for home care. You will need to have a face-to-face assessment of your care needs to confirm your eligibility, call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 to request an assessment.

What is the difference between CHSP and HCP?

The Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) provides entry-level support for older people who are still able to manage living at home, but could do with some extra assistance. Services are prescribed by a Regional Assessment Service (RAS).

Home Care Packages (HCP) provide higher levels of support for older people who have more complex needs. Recipients are able to select what services they want to use their funding on.

Who is eligible for CHSP?

If you are 65 years or older, or 50 years or older and identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, are still living at home and need help to continue living independently, you may be eligible for Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP). You will need an assessment to determine your eligibility. You will need to have a face-to-face assessment of your care needs to confirm your eligibility, call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 to request an assessment.

Who is eligible for HACC?

Who is eligible for HACC?

On 1 February 2017 in Western Australia, Home and Community Care (HACC) services transitioned to the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP). If you are 65 years or older, or 50 years or older and identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, are still living at home and need help to continue living independently, you may be eligible for Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP). You will need an assessment to determine your eligibility which can be arranged. You will need to have a face-to-face assessment of your care needs to confirm your eligibility, call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 to request an assessment.

Home Care Services are available in the Perth metro area, South West, Great Southern and Wheatbelt regions through home care packages, private arrangement, or Veterans’ Home Care.

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We care about people

As part of Baptistcare’s commitment to wholistic person-centred care, we offer free chaplaincy services to our home care customers and their loved ones. No matter what your beliefs, culture or circumstances, our Chaplains are available to help support your emotional and spiritual needs and to be with you in times of uncertainty or questioning.

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We care about people

As part of Baptistcare’s commitment to wholistic person-centred care, we offer free chaplaincy services to our home care customers and their loved ones. No matter what your beliefs, culture or circumstances, our Chaplains are available to help support your emotional and spiritual needs and to be with you in times of uncertainty or questioning.

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Baptistcare

Baptistcare is a not-for-profit organisation providing residential aged care, home care services and retirement living in Perth and WA.

Baptistcare Customer Centre
New customer enquiries

Phone: 1300 660 640

Baptistcare Head Office
General and corporate enquiries

95 Belgravia Street, Belmont WA 6104
Phone: (08) 9282 8600
Fax: (08) 9282 8697

Postal Address
PO Box 263
Bentley WA 6982