Where do I start?
Goodwin offers two Australian Government funded home care programs that offer a range of services to help you stay at home; and we can provide services on a private, commercial basis.
The first step to getting home care is to contact our team on 02 6175 5650 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we can determine your needs, any supports you may eligible for, and help you through the application process.
The home care funding available to you, and under which program, will be determined by your care needs as assessed by an independent assessor. Your financial means may also be taken into account, and whether you receive the age pension. In addition to the funds the Government provides, you will be asked to pay a co-contribution if you can afford to do so. The amount you pay is related to your income. (For details on client contribution for services under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme, click here for Goodwin’s policy document. Home Care Packages funding information is available at the Government’s My Aged Care web portal.)
Goodwin can also provide services on a private, commercial basis.
It can get a little confusing for those new to the Australian home care system, so we recommend you talk to us at Goodwin first, and we can assist you through the whole process.
Note that there are changes to the national system for home care packages being implemented in February 2017. Click here for information, or call us to talk through it.