Extra Home Care Packages

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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 given our request of places especially for people who are homeless or at risk of homeless and for those who are financially and socially disadvantaged. These people came to mind in our reflecting on who we are called to assist as an organisation in the Mercy tradition. We already have some experience assisting these people and we know we will serve them well.

 

 HCP success

For the first time we have places for people who require high levels of support (Level 4 being the equivalent of what was formerly called an Extended Aged Care in the Home (EACH) and Level 3 being for people in between the former EACH and Community Aged Care Package (CACP)). This is fantastic news for our clients as we can continue assisting them as their needs increase rather than having to pass their care to a new provider.

 

The table below shows the full list of extra Home Care Packages for the Hunter.

Provider

Places Allocated

 

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Total

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia Consolidated Trust – Greek Welfare Centre, NEWTOWN NSW 2042

5

5

10

5

25

Integratedliving Australia Ltd
MUSWELLBROOK NSW 2333

0

10

15

6

31

Mercy Services, TIGHES HILL NSW 2297

1

4

20

5

30

Northern Coalfields Community Care Association Ltd, Cessnock Home Care and Support Services, CESSNOCK NSW 2325

4

9

15

3

31

Southern Cross Community Care – Hunter, BATEAU BAY NSW 2261

3

10

5

5

23

The Churches of Christ Property Trust, Living Care Community Services Maitland
7 Martin Close, EAST MAITLAND NSW 2323

5

7

7

3

22

The Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (NSW), UnitingCare Ageing Hunter Community Care – EACH. 30 Barber Street, MAYFIELD NSW 2304

0

10

19

8

37

 

Across Australia an extra 6,653 Home Care Packages, worth an estimated $173.1 million in annual recurrent funding, were released to help older Australians remain living in their own home for as long as possible.

 

This is an increase from the 5,835 home care places allocated last year, and will contribute to the government’s commitment to increasing the number of Home Care Packages from about 66,000 to about 100,000 nationally by 2017.

 

Competition for new home care places was extremely high in 2014, with the Department receiving applications for 108,281 new home care places in respect of the 6,653 places available.  This means that approximately 17 new places were sought for every place available.  A total of 6,653 new home care places were allocated following the competitive assessment process conducted by the Department.

 

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