Registering for in-home aged care

To be eligible for subsidised in-home aged care, you will need to register with the Federal Government’s My Aged Care (MAC).

They will undertake an assessment over the phone and may arrange an in-home assessment too, to determine the best types of services for your situation. At times there is a waiting list for in-home aged care. Registering sooner rather than later may mean the support is available when you need it.

Your first step is to get a referral from My Aged Care – you can contact on 1800 200 422 or visit www.myagedcare.gov.au

Eligibility:

The Commonwealth Home Support Program is My Aged Care’s basic or entry level program for people who need a little bit of support to stay living at home. It is not means tested and the services are subsidised around 75%. You pay the balance out of your pocket.

A Home Care Package can provide a higher level of care and support for people with higher or more complex needs. A budget is assigned for each level and supports are paid for from the budget. Home Care Packages are means tested and you may be asked to make a contribution to your care. The amount is determined by Centrelink.

Your first step is to get a referral from My Aged Care – you can contact on 1800 200 422 or visit www.myagedcare.gov.au