Consumer Directed Care (CDC) Home Care Packages

Staying at home but with a helping hand:

HOME CARE PACKAGES

Home Care Packages are government funded and offer clients a chance to continue living independently in their own home, rather than entering a nursing home prematurely.

It is about providing choice and flexibility for each client and each plan is tailored to an individual’s needs.

Need help showering? Preparing meals? Transport to appointments or shopping? That can be arranged.

 

Eligibility:

To qualify for a Home Care Package you must be assessed by your local Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS).

A doctor or nurse may refer you to an ACAS for an assessment or you can visit your own local ACAS. (ACAS assessments are free of charge).

They will identify the right level of care you might require. The ACAS will then advise your whether you are approved for a Home Care Package or not. If approved, you will be placed on the National Priority Queue.

Fronditha Care is an approved home care provider and can be chosen by you to provide community services – especially for CALD clients.

 

How it works:

The Australian government provides funding for Home Care Packages which your nominated provider collects.

If you choose Fronditha Care as your provider, you can expect:

  • A professionally qualified Care Advisor assigned to you
  • Qualified community support workers to assist you
  • A clear choice on how much control you take in coordinating your package of care
  • Flexibility to choose who delivers your services and supports
  • A collaborative approach to designing your care plan. You will be asked to identify the way you would like to receive care and how often
  • Review and monitoring of your care plan to the extent necessary
  • Financial transparency

Home Care Program services on offer:

Depending on the identified need, support can be provided for:

  • Help with domestic tasks such as laundry, cleaning or meal preparation
  • Transport to appointments, shopping
  • Assistance with personal care such as showering and dressing
  • Gardening and home maintenance
  • Medication management
  • Counselling and support
  • Fitness and rehabilitation
  • Allied health support such as podiatry or occupational therapy
  • After hospital care
  • Goods and equipment such as mobility aides
  • Social support and other activities
  • Nursing care such as changing dressings on wounds
  • Palliative care at home

 

What our staff say:

 “I have a client currently, she suffers from dementia. She must have been a really strong woman. But really positive and kind as well. I love the way she speaks, she’s so determined, and she always makes me laugh. Because they are getting older, they don’t get to socialise as much. So having someone at their house is the thing they are after. Having a Greek coffee and chatting and sharing their stories.” Fronditha Care Personal Care Worker, Lydia Kyropoulou.

“I have a client who has really made an impact on me. At 95, she still wants to keep learning. It’s unbelievable. She’s a very modern thinker. – Fronditha Care Personal Care Worker, Fenia Fermatoglou


Costs:

Fronditha Care charges Home Care Package recipients an Administration and Care Advisor fee. The percentage is determined by the level of coordination you chose to take control of and how much you delegate to Fronditha Care.

Our clients are able to autonomously log in to their own on-line portal and monitor their package expenditure, making access to information instantaneous and transparent.