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It can be difficult to understand the NDIS and Home Care Packages. Home Care Packages or NDIS plans are government programs that help people with complex needs.

Depending on your specific needs, you may be eligible for either a government home care package or an NDIS plan. It is possible to have both a home care package and an NDIS plan. Continue reading to learn more about these programs and how they may work for you.

What is the Home Care package?

The government’s Home Care Package was created to assist older adults. Some people may want to move into an assisted living facility as they age. A Home Care Package allows you to continue living independently while still receiving at-home care.

There are many types of Home Care Packages. There are four levels of care for your home, from basic to comprehensive. While services will vary depending on the individual, they may include:

  • Equipment provision (e.g., A walking frame)
  • Modifications of your home, such as rails that you can hold on to in the bathroom.
  • Assistance with household chores
  • Personal care
  • Clinic care includes services provided by NDIS community nursing Rhodes, allied health professionals, and physiotherapists

Who is eligible for the Home Care Package?

The Home Care Package is available to older people who require assisted living at home—referred to home support services by a hospital or GP. 

While the government will cover certain home care package costs and other expenses, actual care is provided by you.

What is the NDIS?

NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) was created in 2013 to provide funding for services for people with significant and permanent disabilities.

Funding from the NDIS supports people with disabilities in achieving their personal goals. It is designed to support people in living independently and being a part of community life as they wish.

Many NDIS services are available, which can be customised to suit your individual needs. Ebenezer Mission offers a range of NDIS services, including at-home support and transport assistance, and nursing services.

Who is eligible for the NDIS plan?

Two pieces of legislation outline eligibility for an NDIS plan: the National Disability Insurance Scheme 2013 and the National Disability Insurance Scheme Participant Rules 2016. To receive an NDIS plan, it is necessary that the:

  • Applicant making access requests is under 65
  • Applicant is an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or holder of a special category visa
  • Applicant lives in Australia
  • Applicant meets the NDIS disability requirements criteria

If you have any queries regarding your NDIS Plan or NDIS Community Nursing in Rhodes, we have a team of experienced professionals at Ebenezer Mission who can assist you. You can reach out to us via email at info@ebenmission.org.au, phone at 0478 831 731, or live chat on our website.

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