Personal Care & Home Support Services
Rediscover independence in your own home with the best Personal Care services in Melbourne….
Living in the home you love, surrounded by your friends and family and staying connected with your community — it’s what most of us want in our later years.
Getting older doesn’t have to mean giving up your home and your independence. Through understanding and the right support, Star Residential Care will provide you with the right advice and services to enable you to stay living in your home for longer.
Are you finding things at home a little more difficult?
At Star Residential Care, we can help you; offering personal care and home support services to remain confident and independent at home. We won’t “do for” but will “do with,” respecting every individual’s desire to maintain their independence and routine, but sometimes just needing a little extra help to increase confidence and support independence.
We take pride in ensuring, you receive care that is individual to your needs, ensures your dignity is maintained and is above all, respectful.
We can provide the following supports to you:
Contact us today to discuss your individual options further.
With a focus on Consumer Directed Care, the Home Care Packages programme is one option for older Australians to access co-ordinated support at home to enhance independence and maintain choice with control.
Eligibility & Assessment
To find out if you are eligible for a Home Care Package, contact My Aged Care who will refer you to an Aged Care assessment team, for an in-home assessment to determine your eligibility.
Packages are for people over the age of 65 who wish to remain living at home and during the comprehensive assessment, a recommendation of the level of Home Care Package and what services you may need, will be made available to ensure that you can remain safe and independent in your home.
There are four levels of Home Care Packages:
LEVEL 1: BASIC CARE NEEDS (*approx… $8,750 a year)
LEVEL 2: LOW-LEVEL CARE NEEDS (*approx.. $15,250 a year)
LEVEL 3: INTERMEDIATE CARE NEEDS (*approx.. $33,500 a year)
LEVEL 4: HIGH-LEVEL CARE NEEDS (*approx.. $50,750 a year)
The Australian Government User Rights Principles 2014 details the full list of care inclusive of support and clinical services available on a Home Care Package.
Approved for a Package
There may be a waiting period between being approved for a Home Care Package and being assigned a Home Care Package. My Aged Care will place you in a national priority queue for Home Care Packages, with consideration of your individual circumstances.
You will receive a letter approximately 3 months before you are allocated a package, advising you to select a Home Care Package provider and another when your home care package is allocated. You must accept your Home Care Package within 56 days or seek an extension for a further 28 days to secure it.
Under Consumer Directed Care, if you receive a government subsidised Home Care Package you can choose the following:
- Your Home Care Package Provider
- Your Service Providers
- When and Where your services are provided
You Home Care Provider must also:
- Provide you with a detailed care plan, outlining the services you have agreed on.
- An individual budget, outlining the service costs against the overall package value.
- A monthly statement, outlining how the package funds are being spent.
Contact us today to discuss your individual options.