The assessment identifies areas in which you need help to maintain your skills and independence. You may have a friend, family member or advocate with you for the assessment.
The assessment will determine if you are eligible to receive HACC services, and the level of your contribution to the cost of service. This cost is set out in the HACC Fee Schedule and is means tested.
Following the assessment, a care plan will be developed identifying the areas of support you need. The care plan will also specify tasks to be completed by the Community Care Worker.
Your home – our employees’ workplace
Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 your home is a workplace. It is your responsibility as the occupier of the home to provide, as far as reasonable, a safe working environment. This will be considered at the assessment.
If you decide not to take up services straight away, any future services will not be affected should you change your mind.
You also have the right to decline our service, or access services from another source.
Our target group is frail aged people and their carers, or people with a disability who are eligible through Disability Care Australia (you must be of Age pension age or receiving the Disability Support Pension).
If you are assessed and are not eligible for the service, our assessment staff will try to assist you with other options of care by supplying the numbers of private agencies to contact.
If you are eligible but our services cannot meet your needs, or there is a serious health and safety concern in your home, our staff will try to assist you to find alternative services.
You have the right to appeal and in the first instance you may contact the Coordinator of Care Services on 03 5272 4726.
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For further information please phone 03 5272 5272.