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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;
  • […]

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 […]

10,000 Boost to number of High Care Home Care Packages for Older Australians

Two days ago (17/12/2018), just in time for Christmas, the Government announced good news for two groups of older Australians:

  1. seniors who are already in receipt of a Home Care Package, Level 1, 2 or 3 will have their Basic Daily Care Fee reduced; and
  1. 10,000 seniors who have been waiting on the National Queue to receive in home […]

In Home Care Approved Provider breaks Elder’s trust by lying

Last week a Old-School-Approved-Provider who I will call XYZ called their client and said “Daughterly Care has cancelled their services going forward with immediate effect”. The Approved Provider said they would be providing their own care staff from now on.

That was an outright lie to the client’s husband …

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