Has your Income Tested Care Fee for your Government Subsidised Home Care Package been reduced by the lower deeming rates effective from 1/7/2019?

Daughterly Care received this update from the Department of Health on 13 August 2019.  It states that lowered deeming rates have been back-dated to 1/7/2019 by the Department of Human Services.

Deeming rates are used to calculate your ‘deemed income’ from your ‘financial assets’ by Centrelink to decide if you are:

  • self-funded;
  • […]

We can have the aged care we need: Dr Olivia Ball

Source: Australian Ageing Agenda

More than 16,000 elderly people died waiting for home care in 2017-18. We can and must do better, writes Dr Olivia Ball

The aged care royal commission in Mildura this week focused on the experience of informal and unpaid carers of elderly people in our […]

Claiming the Medical Offset Tax Rebate for your in home care costs

If you are a pensioner whose Home Care Package pays for your in home care and you don’t pay additional private care fees to us, then you don’t need to read this article.

If you are a client who:

  1. pays for care privately; or
  2. you have a Home Care Package with us and you pay an Income Tested Care […]

Recent reports of scammers targeting Home Care Package recipients

The Department of Health has recently informed Approved Providers of phone scammers targeting Home Care Package recipients.

Read the excerpt below from a newsletter we received from The Department of Health Issue #2019/9

Awareness of phone scams

All service providers should be aware that there have been recent reports of scammers targeting Home Care Package […]

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Older Australians are valued members of our society. No older person should be subjected to any form of abuse, often referred to as 'elder abuse'.
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