Home and Community Care [HACC]
The Home and Community Care (HACC) Program is a joint Australian and State and Territory Government initiative that helps older Australians (including those with disabilities, and their carers) to live independently.
HACC provides funding, services and support to enable frail, older people to remain in the community, rather than moving into an aged care home. People who care for an older person may also be eligible to receive support through the HACC program’s respite care programs.
Referrals can be made directly to a HACC service provider.
If you are interested in receiving HACC services in the following locations please contact us on the numbers below:
- SA - 1300 733 510
- TAS - 1300 733 510
DVA Community Nursing and Veterans Home Care
Please note that as of the 16 November 2012, all Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) Community Nursing and Veterans Home Care services previously operated by KinCare/Stanhope have been transferred to RDNS HomeCare/Rally HomeCare. KinCare/Stanhope no longer accept referrals for DVA Community Nursing and Veterans Home Care. Please refer all enquiries about these services to RDNS HomeCare/Rally HomeCare on 1300 665 444 or visit their website http://www.rdns.com.au/.
KinCare/Stanhope retains a strong, ongoing commitment to supporting the Veteran community through other aged care, health and disability services, along with emerging areas such as Transitional Care, Disability and Consumer Directed Care nationally. If you require assistance for these services, please call KinCare on 1300 733 510.
Community Aged Care Packages (CACP)
A Community Aged Care Package (CACP), Extended At Home Care [EACH] and Extended at Home Care Dementia Package [EACH-D] is an individually tailored package of services for older persons with complex care needs to enable them to stay living at home.
Clients must be assessed and approved as eligible by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT).
Support is provided over a 24-hour period. Individually tailored care plans and personal development activities are arranged for each client.
Clients are supported to maintain their independence in areas such as shopping, cooking, laundering, cleaning, attending appointments and gardening.
Recreational activities undertaken with clients outside the home include train rides, picnics, fishing, going to the gym, and social events.
National Respite for Carers Program [NRCP]
NRCP is an Australian Government funded program to assist carers with information, respite care and support. Respite is a break for those carers providing care for someone who may be a frail older person or someone with a disability or chronic illness.
Transition Care Package
Transitional Care Packages offer alternatives to extended periods of hospitalisation by providing rehabilitation, nursing and support services. The programs are targeted for older people who are in hospital and need support at home. Participants are offered an individually tailored program of transitional care for typically 8-12 weeks. Transition care provides a range of services dependent on individual need including:
- Nursing support
- Low intensity rehabilitation
- Personal care
- Medical support/GP oversight
- Case management