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Home Care Package Subsidy Update 2024-25 | Aged Care | Gratitude in-home care

As of July 1 2024, changes to the Home Care Package Subsidies 2024-25 have gone live. The subsidy has increased for all levels of the Home Care Package funding.

Visit the Department of Health and Aged Care link with this year’s rates for home care, residential aged care, transition care and short-term care:

https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/schedule-of-subsidies-and-supplements-for-aged-carei

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Gratitude Referral Program | Aged Care | Gratitude in-home care

We’re happy to announce our new referral program.

Referring to Gratitude will ensure that your family and friends receive quality, trusted support while getting a $100 gift card as a reward for each successful referral.

Referrals can we made via email, call or via the website. Contact us for further details!

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Younger People in Aged Care: 2025 Goal | Aged Care | Gratitude in-home care

In 2019, the government committed A$50 million to ensure no individuals under 65 would enter residential aged care by 2022, and none would remain there by 2025. This aimed to address the unsuitability of aged care facilities for younger people, providing them with appropriate housing and support instead.
However, with only six months until the 2025 deadline, achieving this goal appears unlikely. Recent Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) data shows that as of the end of 2023, 1,470 people under 65 (excluding First Nations people aged 50–64) still live in aged care.

Several challenges have hindered progress, including the complex needs of younger people in aged care, a shortage of accessible housing, insufficient support services, and difficulties in policy implementation.

To meet the 2025 target, there must be renewed efforts and enhanced strategies. This includes increased funding, stronger partnerships across sectors, community engagement to develop tailored solutions, and a review of current policies to remove implementation barriers.

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New Government funded service: Free aged care translation service including sign language | Aged Care | Gratitude in-home care

New Government funded service: Free aged care translation service including sign language

The Australian Government is now providing a free translation service to help aged care providers communicate with older people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

Aged care providers have free access to TIS National, which includes 24/7 immediate phone interpreting, pre-booked phone interpreting, on-site (in-person) interpreting, Automated Telephone Interpreting Service (ATIS), and video remote interpreting. These services ensure effective communication and improved care for older Australians from diverse backgrounds. Providers can get print and digital materials translated into various migrant languages and use ‘Easy Read’ or ‘Easy English’ versions for better clarity.

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Aged Care Specialist Officers (ACSOs) provide face-to-face assistance | Aged Care | Gratitude in-home care

Aged Care Specialist Officers (ACSOs) provide face-to-face assistance for all your aged care needs through My Aged Care.

How ACSOs Can Help:

✨Information: Detailed info on aged care services.

✨Eligibility and Referrals: Check eligibility and refer for assessments.

✨ Representation: Help appoint a My Aged Care representative.

✨ Financial Guidance: Provide financial info on services.

✨ Local Support: Connect to local support services.

Accessing ACSO Services:

Available nationwide at service centres in all states and regions.

Booking an Appointment:

Call 1800 227 475 or visit a service centre to book or change an appointment. You’ll receive a booking reference number for your appointment.

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An additional 24,100 Home Care Packages in 2024–25 will cut wait times to an average of 6 months | Aged Care | Gratitude in-home care

The 2024–25 Budget provides $2.2 billion to enhance the quality of aged care services and the crucial connections supporting them. Older Australians will benefit from a higher quality aged care system with faster access to in-home care, a stronger workforce, and improved integration with health systems.

An additional 24,100 Home Care Packages in 2024–25 will cut wait times to an average of 6 months, enabling unprecedented access to in-home aged care. These new packages will complement the Single Assessment System starting on 1 July 2024, providing a single entry point and needs assessment for aged care.

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Changes to Aged Care Act in 6-12 months | Aged Care | Gratitude in-home care

With the new Aged Care act, there will be a new Single Assessment System to make it easier for older people to access aged care services. This system will be more flexible and better adapt to the needs of elderly individuals.

Minister Anika Wells announced that the government will adjust the start date of a new Aged Care Act to allow for refinements based on feedback. It was originally planned to launch on July 1, however the government is calling for 6-12 months to finalise adjustments to the act including rules and education materials. This also affects the launch of improved Aged Care Quality Standards, which will now start alongside the new Act.

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Home Care Package Self-management and Fully Managed (Fully Comprehensive) Packages | Aged Care | Gratitude in-home care

Do you have a home care package and require support but you’re able to organise support services such as support workers, gardeners and cleaners? The lower rates for self-management with Gratitude starting at a 15% monthly admin fee could help you save a substantial amount of funding which can then be used to access additional hours of services and purchasing care related products.

 

Contact Gratitude to learn more about self-managed and fully-managed options or to book a free consultation!

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The Eight Aged Care Quality Standards | Gratitude in-home care

In aged care, every individual deserves to receive dignity, respect and quality services as a fundamental right. The Aged Care Quality Standards outline the criteria for exemplary care provision. These quality standards are a compliance requirement set by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission. The eight quality standards are as follows:

Standard 1: Consumer Dignity & Choice
Reflects concepts of self-worth, choice, and respect for diversity.
Ensures dignity, cultural safety, choice, independence, privacy, and clear communication.

Standard 2: Assessment & Planning
Guides providers in planning personalised care based on assessments.
Focuses on identifying needs, preferences, and goals, with regular reviews.

Standard 3: Personal & Clinical Care
Ensures safe, effective personal and clinical care.
Addresses end-of-life care, mental health, infection control, and timely referrals.

Standard 4: Daily Living Support
Offers safe, effective support to promote independence and well-being.
Covers emotional, spiritual, and psychological well-being, along with meal and equipment quality.

Standard 5: Service Environment
Promotes a welcoming, functional environment that enhances independence and interaction.
Ensures safety, cleanliness, and suitability of furniture, fittings, and equipment.

Standard 6: Feedback & Complaints
Requires accessible, confidential, and fair systems for feedback and complaint resolution.
Encourages consumer engagement, advocates, and continuous improvement.

Standard 7: Human Resources
Demands a skilled, respectful workforce equipped for safe, quality care.
Focuses on competency, training, support, and performance assessment.

Standard 8: Organizational Governance
Holds governing bodies accountable for promoting safe, inclusive care.
Emphasizes consumer engagement, effective governance, and risk management.

 

For more information, visit the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission website at:https://www.agedcarequality.gov.au/providers/quality-standards

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Home Care Package Self-management and Fully Comprehensive Packages | Aged Care | Gratitude in-home care

We are a National Provider of home care package services. We offer three options of packages with varying levels of self-management of the home care package services.

 

We provide fully self-managed services at a 15% monthly fee. Clients arrange the supports they require, we verify the services were completed and process the invoices on a weekly basis.

 

Our Semi self-managed services are provided at a 20% monthly fee. We will assist with arranging all supports required apart from support workers

 

Our fully-comprehensive package is provided at a 25% monthly fee. We assist clients with arranging all supports including support workers.

 

Get in touch for any in-home aged care support inquiries or to book a free consultation!

 

https://gihc.com.au/
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