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IN HOME CARE

IN HOME CARE

Live at home with lots of support

Choosing home care services can be overwhelming, but our approachable staff can help you get started.

Your first step to aged care is registering with My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or www.myagedcare.gov.au however, we recommend that you first contact our Care Enquiry Team on (08) 8562 0300.

My Aged Care is the gateway to care in your home and Barossa Village staff can assist you through the lengthy and sometimes confusing process.

Once allocated a Home Care Package, your assigned care coordinator will work with you to deliver tailored home care services and support to meet your goals.

We can visit clients throughout the following areas:

  • Barossa Council
  • Light Regional Council
  • Gawler
  • Areas of Goyder
  • Areas of Adelaide Plains Council

Contact Barossa Village if you are unsure of service delivery in your area.

Eligibility

You may be eligible for Australian Government funded aged care services if you’re an older person, usually 65+ (or 50+ for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people), finding it harder to do the things you used to do.

You will need to have a face-to-face assessment of your care needs arranged through My Aged Care to determine if you are eligible.

Types of Care

Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)

The aim of the CHSP is to help older people live as independently as possible at home with a focus on working with you, rather than doing for you, to help you achieve your goals. CHSP can be actioned within four to six weeks from assessment.

All CHSP services are accessed through My Aged Care.

Enquiries can be made on 1800 200 422 or www.myagedcare.gov.au, however, we recommend that you first contact our Care Enquiry Team on (08) 8562 0300.

Home Care Packages

There are four levels of home care packages to help meet the different levels of care needs. During your aged care assessment, your assessor will discuss your current care needs and determine the best level to meet them:

  • Level 4 – High level care needs
  • Level 3 – Intermediate care needs
  • Level 2 – Low level care needs
  • Level 1 – Basic care needs

After assessment and receiving your referral for aged care services, you can advise My Aged Care that Barossa Village is your preferred provider for care.

Home Care Packages can usually take 12 to 18 months after you have been assessed.  To assist you during this waiting period, help can be provided through Barossa Village Home Care, which is a privately funded service.

All Home Care Packages are accessed through My Aged Care.

Enquiries can be made on 1800 200 422 or www.myagedcare.gov.au, however, we recommend that you first contact our Care Enquiry Team on (08) 8562 0300.

Barossa Home Care Services

Barossa Village offers affordable private services to support individuals who need extra assistance in their home including:

  • Personal Care
    Assistance with personal grooming and dressing.
  • House Cleaning
    Housekeeping, washing and ironing service.
  • Garden Assistance
    General garden maintenance.
  • Transport
    Shopping and appointments.

These are tailored to suit each individual and are privately funded.

Contact our Care Enquiry Team on 8562 0300 (Ext 2).

COVID-19 Update

From May 1, 2020 you cannot enter an aged care facility if you have not been vaccinated against 2020 seasonal influenza, as mandated by the Emergency Management Direction 2020, Residential Aged Care Facilities, which can be read in full, along with FAQs here.

Residential Care facilities require proof of your vaccination. Information about how to access your statement is available here.

Industry Code for Visiting Residential Aged Care Homes During COVID-19 - Updated July 3, 2020

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