Home Care Package Restrictions
Your Home Care Package can be used for a huge range of great services to help you stay safe at home! However, there are some services that are restricted. Find out what they are.
Do you know what’s included and what isn’t included in your Home Care Package? The basic rule of thumb with Home Care Package funding is that you can use the money for any service or product that will directly assist you to keep living safely in your home.
Sometimes people believe that they can use their Home Care Package on anything they choose – including holidays, paying bills or buying their groceries.
What’s important to know is that there are guidelines which state what you can and can’t spend the funds in a Home Care Package on. A good rule of thumb is that the services needs to address your care needs and goals as documented in your Care Plan.
Some of the things you can’t use your Home Care Package for are:
Read more about: What Can Home Care Package Funds Be Used For?
If something is covered by another Government scheme, such as Medicare, you cannot use your Home Care Package to pay for it.
Home Care Packages are designed to assist you with your day to day living tasks, so that you can remain in your own home for as long as possible.
Home Care Package services include things such as:
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