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AGED CARE

My Aged Care is the main entry point to the aged care system in Australia.

 

My Aged Care aims to make it easier for older people, their families, and carers to access information on ageing and aged care, have their needs assessed and be supported to find and access services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Co-operative Life is an approved provider for home care packages. We work with each person to select services that best meet their needs and goals. We provide:

 

  • Personal services: assistance with personal activities such as bathing, showering, toileting, dressing and undressing, mobility and communication

  • Nutrition, hydration, meal preparation and diet: assistance with preparing meals, including special diets for health, religious, cultural or other reasons; assistance with using eating utensils and assistance with feeding

  • Continence management: assistance in using continence aids and appliances such as disposable pads and absorbent aids, commode chairs, bedpans and urinals, catheter and urinary drainage appliances, and enemas

  • Mobility and dexterity: providing crutches, quadruped walkers, walking frames, walking sticks, mechanical devices for lifting, bed rails, slide sheets, sheepskins, tri-pillows, pressure-relieving mattresses and assistance with the use of these aids

  • Transport and personal assistance: assistance with shopping, visiting health practitioners and attending social activities

  • Management of skin integrity: assistance with bandages, dressings and skin emollients

  • Telehealth video conferencing and digital technology, assistive technology and aids and equipment

Pricing

For a price guide on aged care services for 2019-2020, click here.

For more information   visit myagedcare.gov.au or call 1800 200 422.

AGED CARE

The Co-operative Life is an approved provider for Home Care Packages under the Home Care Packages programme.

 

TCL can deliver personal care, in-home support services and nursing, and allied health and clinical services to people with an approved home care package.

Commonwealth Health Support Program

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) is one of the changes being made by the Australian Government to the aged care system to help older people stay independent and in their homes and communities for longer.

TCL and Home Care Packages Program

The Home Care Packages Program helps older Australians with complex care needs to live independently in their own homes. 

Under the Aged Care Act 1997, the Australian Government provides a subsidy to an approved provider of home care to coordinate a package of care, services and case management to meet the individual needs of older Australians.

Individuals are assessed by a professional assessor using a nationally consistent assessment framework.
 
The Co-operative Life is an approved provider and can provide four levels of support:

  • Home Care Level 1 – basic care needs

  • Home Care Level 2 – low level care needs

  • Home Care Level 3 – intermediate care needs

  • Home Care Level 4 – high care needs

​Call us to find out how we can help to find the right program for you.

Short-term and flexible care: Short-term care services in the home or residential care settings for situations such as restorative care (return to independence), transition from hospital or recovery from an accident or illness.

Entry-level support at home: Ongoing or short term care and support services through the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) including help with housework, personal care, meals and food preparation, transport, shopping, allied health, social support and planned respite (giving your carer a break).


More complex support at home: Four levels of consumer directed coordinated packages of service through the Home Care Packages Program including personal care, support services and nursing, allied health and clinical services.

Residential aged care: Personal and nursing care in aged care homes for older people unable to live independently in their own homes.

Consumer Directed Care (CDC)

Individuals approved for a home care package are placed on a national queue until a package becomes available and is assigned to them. As an approved provider, The Co-operative Life must deliver home care package services under a consumer-directed care model.

Consumer Directed Care (CDC) gives people flexibility and choice in the delivery of their home care package. It gives people more control over the types of care and services they receive, how they are delivered, by whom, and by when.

The Co-operative Life is an approved provider of home care packages and we work in partnership with people to design and deliver services that meet their goals and needs.

TCL will provide the information needed to make informed decisions about home care packages.  As service providers we work to be able to provide innovative services to meet people's needs.