My Aged Care has released an Operational manual for Home Care Package consumers, which explains in detail what can and cannot be purchased with Home Care Package funds.
Home Care Package funds should only be used for care and services that meet individual’s care needs, personal goals, optimize your health and wellbeing, help you to live safely and independently in your own home, as set out in their My Aged Care support plan and care plan.
HCP funds can also be used to purchase telehealth, assistive technology, as well as aids and equipment that assists a person to perform daily living skills.
What can’t HCP funds be used for?
HCP funds shall not be used to purchase items or services that are not necessary to optimizing the health, safety, and independence of clients in their own home. This includes items that would normally be purchased out of general income; take-away meals, mortgage payments, rent, entertainment activities, gambling activities, home modifications not related to care needs, & more.
If a specific care or services is not listed, you will need to work with your provider to determine whether is it a necessary for you to live safely and independently at home.
Visit the Operational manual for Home Care Package consumers for a comprehensive list of products and services which are part of the inclusions and exclusions. Find the manual here: https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-09/operational-manual-for-home-care-package-consumers.pdf
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