Home Maintenance Team

May newsletter

You can read a profile on our four home maintenance workers on the front page of our May 2016 newsletter

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Elderly encouraged to “shop around”

We welcome tonight’s ABC Lateline program on Consumer Directed Care Home Care Packages. A major focus of the program is on the percentage of a person’s budget being spent on administration and case management fees. The former Minister for Aged Care , Senator Mitch Fifield, says: Some of [the fees] do look beyond the pale. So I…

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Consumer Directed Aged Care success

Our Home Care Packages are now well established in the new Consumer Directed Care model: In August we sent out the first of the monthly statement’s to each client on their individual service budget; We have brokerage agreements with various providers that have allowed clients to use their budget to pay for the continued use of their…

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Making the most of Home Care Packages

Pass the word – older people now have more choice and control over the home care services they received and how they are delivered. A free information session run by COTA will explain these opportunities to interested people: Friday 6 Feb 2015 at 10.30am (morning tea provided), Mercy Services 32 Union St., Tighes Hill ….

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Extra Home Care Packages

  All at Mercy Services are celebrating our success in the most recent Government allocation of Home Care Packages. We secured extra Home Care Packages: one at Level 1 (the lowest level of care), four at Level 2, twenty at Level 3 and five at Level 4 (the highest level of in-home care). We were also…