Living independently at home is important for many older Australians.
For more than 200 years Australia's first charity, The Benevolent Society, has been supporting older Australians to live their best life.
They aim to support them understand what their choices are to stay independent and involved in their community, by understanding and supporting their goals. This enables them to do more of the things they love doing.
A Home Care Package or Commonwealth Home Support Program may be just what they need to assist them.
A Home Care Package is a government funded program which can be accessed through the My Aged Care portal and helps older Australians to stay independent and in their own home for longer. The Benevolent Society is an approved Home Care Package provider, and their dedicated and experienced team can tailor a Home Care Package that supports someone's lifestyle.
They can help them navigate the system and access the services available through the Australian Government funded My Aged Care, so they can make informed choices about what services are best for their needs and circumstances.
From everyday activities in the home, to staying active, they can work with you and assist you through the process.
Once registered with My Aged care The Benevolent Society offers a range of aged care services in various regions within the Blue Mountains. Commonwealth Home Support Programs are also available.
These offer assistance with housing and support older Australians through sourcing secure and affordable housing, along with other relevant services, such as Flexible Respite which offers those who care for their loved ones at home the chance to have a short break.
The Benevolent Society has Home Support Partners who can guide you step-by-step through the My Aged Care and ACAT (Aged Care Assessment Team) application process.
For more information about aged care services and how the Benevolent Society can help you can call 1800 236 762 or visit the website at www.benevolent.org.au/home-care-packages