Home Care Eligibility

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How do I find out if I am eligible?

If you want to access a Home Care Package you must first be registered with My Aged Care (MAC). MAC will then refer you to the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT).

The ACAT will visit then visit you (usually in your own home) to see whether you are eligible for a package, and to determine what Level of package is most appropriate for you. The assessment is free of charge, and you are most welcome to have a family member or friend with you.

If you are eligible, the ACAT will explain the application and will either forward a copy to a package program coordinator in your area, or give you phone numbers of local providers.

Contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 to be referred to an ACAT. To find a provider of Home Care Packages call My Aged Care or search the website.

Lists of Home Care Package providers are also available from the Publications page of this website.

What if I am not eligible for these services?

If you are under 65 years of age (50 if indigenous) and have a disability you may be eligible for some State-funded support services. Contact Disability SA’s Information and Referral Service on 1300 786 117.

If you wish to consider private services contact Seniors Information Services for information on providers operating in your area.

Support for carers

If you are caring for a relative or a friend who is frail, has a disability, severe chronic condition or a mental illness. You can access information and support through the National Carer Gateway or by telephoning 1800 422 737.

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