Accessing Care at Home: Your Options Explained

24/11/2016

As the system for accessing home care service continues to move through a period of reform and change, we know keeping up with those changes can be hard, we wanted to assist with providing you more information and provide you an opportunity to ask questions you may have.

You can do this on:

Date: Monday 12th December 2016
Time: 10.00 am – 2.00 pm
Venue: Punchbowl Christian Centre
100 Punchbowl Rd, Punchbowl, Launceston, 7249
RSVP: 28 November on 1300 782 896
A light lunch of sandwiches & fruit will be provided by your hosts, Northern HACC Providers

The Northern providers of HACC are putting on this forum so we can hear from you
– what you feel about the changes
– how you are coping with the changes
– what, if any, problems you are experiencing, and
– we hope to capture your stories (with your permission)

At this forum we want to

  • provide you with current information on how to access care at home
  • listen and learn about your experiences, good or bad, on accessing care at home
  • report back to the government about what you think is great about recent changes in accessing care at home, and/or what you find is difficult

Information sessions will cover:

  • Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP), what is it and how can it help me?
  • Home Care Packages – What are the different levels and can I access one?
  • What is My Aged Care?
  • Time for you to express your thoughts!

We Often hear questions such as:

  • What kind of help can I get?
  • Who do I ask for help?
  • What are the first steps?
  • What happens if I already have support in place but need more?
  • What if I am under 65, what’s in it for me?
  • What else is changing?

Date: Monday 12th December 2016
Time: 10.00 am – 2.00 pm
Venue: Punchbowl Christian Centre
100 Punchbowl Rd, Punchbowl, Launceston, 7249
RSVP: 28 November on 1300 782 896
A light lunch of sandwiches & fruit will be provided by your hosts, Northern HACC Providers

Following the information session we would like to invite individuals to share their journeys and experiences in accessing support. This is an opportunity for you to be honest and open about how the reforms are affecting YOU! We want to hear what you think, good or bad, and we want to take your feedback to the Department of Health, which may help to improve their systems.