Home Care: 1-3 months away from funding
Know your next steps. Here's what to do when your Home Care Package is 1-3 months away.
After you’ve applied for a Home Care Package and have had an ACAT Assessment, there are several letters from My Aged Care in your future. These letters can sometimes cause confusion as there are a few different terms used to denote your status.
The first letter will be to let you know that you’ve been “approved” for a Home Care Package. This does not mean that you are able to access or use the Package funds right away. You will have a period of waiting before you actually receive your Home Care Package and can start having your Home Care services delivered.
A few months after this first approval notice, you’ll receive a second letter telling you that you’ve moved up in the queue and you now only have a further 1-3 months of waiting before you’ll get your hands on the Home Care Package. This is great news! Your Home Care is so close now! Once you have this second letter, it can be hard to predict when you’ll actually have your Home Care Package.
The wait times vary a lot between customers and depending on the number of people currently waiting for Home Care. You could be waiting just a few weeks, or you could actually be waiting for more than the suggested three months. Either way, it’s a relief to know that it won’t be too far away, and it’s a good time to start preparing for your Home Care.
If you are already receiving some basic council services through the Commonwealth Home Support Program, it may seem simplest to remain with that provider once you receive your Home Care Package funding. However, this isn’t always the best option for you.
If you’re considering staying with your current CHSP provider once you have your Home Care Package, why not give us a call and see if there is a better option for you?
Our service is completely free and we won’t try and recommend a provider to you if we don’t think it will be a better match than the one you’re currently considering. Our goal at CareAbout is simply to find you a quality provider who will meet all of your wants and needs.
Learn more about the options in your local area and what you should expect from a quality Home Care Provider.