Community Care Packages, where services are offered to persons in their own homes, has become an increasingly important focus for aged care providers. Consistent with this, St Hilarion will expand further into this area in the near future, as we seek to offer a continuum of care for persons with diverse needs and preferences.
Currently St Hilarion offers a limited number of Extended Aged Care at Home (EACH) packages that provide high levels of support to assist older persons to remain living in their own homes.
They are operated in conjunction with regulations established by the Commonwealth Government to provide for the complex care needs of older people. Generally a person who requires high level care could be eligible for an EACH package, and the types of services that may be provided as part of an EACH package can include:
To receive an EACH package, you must be assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) as requiring at least high level care. Information on ACATs is available from doctors, hospitals and community centres, at the Aged Care Assessment Team information page or by phoning the Aged and Community Care Information Line on 1800 500 853 or Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres on
1800 052 222. ACAT assessments are free of charge.
Additional information is also available on the Department of Health & Ageing website: www.health.gov.au