1. What is a Consumer Directed Care (CDC) in Home Care Package?
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A Home Care Package is Government funding to pay for in home care services for elderly Australians to enable you to stay in your home for longer and delay moving into a nursing home prematurely, or at all. A Consumer Directed Care (CDC) Government Subsidised Home Care Package is one where you, the consumer, has the power to make decisions about the aged care and support you need. You also have the power to transfer your Home Care Package to any Approved Provider.
We all know the Government subsidises aged care in nursing homes but unfortunately a staggering number of older Australians and their families don’t know that the Government also provides 4 levels of Government funding (see below for amounts), or Home Care Packages (HCP), to help senior Australians pay for their aged care and nursing support in their own home – this is called the Home Care Package Program.
How Many Hours of Support and Care per Week does Daughterly Care Community Services Provide with your Home Care Package?
|Home Care Package Level||Hours^ Care Per Week
No Basic Daily Care Fee (BDCF)
|Hours^ of Care Per Week
With Cognitive Supplement
^These hours are an estimate based on Government Funding, Government set fees such Basic Daily Care Fee, Caregiver services provided during the day, Monday to Friday. Night or weekend care, Registered Nurse or Allied Health services, mileage, equipment hire and nursing resources paid by your Home Care Package will reduce your budget reducing the hours of care we can provide, paid for by your Government Funded Home Care Package. Before you sign a Home Care Package Agreement with Daughterly Care Community Services we give you a budget and estimated dollar amount that can be spent on care and services including the hours of care your package can afford.
There are 4 levels of Government subsidised Consumer Directed Care (CDC) Home Care Packages. (Valid from 1 July 2019)
|Consumer Directed Care Package||Home Care Package Per annum p/person||11.5% Supplement* Per annum p/person||Total Govt. Subsidy Per annum p/person|
*A 11.5% pa supplement is payable for the following conditions:
1. Cognition supplement or
2. Veterans’ mental health supplement
Oxygen and enteral Feeding supplement pay 10% pa
There are also Viability and Hardship supplements.