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Australia’s aged care system has experienced several changes over the past few years. Through these changes, the Government is seeking a system that is fair, sustainable and affordable as well as providing flexibility and choice to allow older Australians to access the support they need.
In the February 2018 article titled ‘The current advice landscape for aged care’ we explored the current environment of the three main subsidised aged care programs in Australia – Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP), home care packages, and permanent residential aged care.
Expanding on that article, this month we examine the current home care package means test and discuss some of the practicalities and advice considerations when assisting retirees access aged care support in their home.