Community Aged Care Packages

Community Aged Care Packages or CACPs are available to older people with multiple support needs who require a moderate amount of weekly in home care.  In some circumstances younger people with a disability may also be eligible for these packages.

Community Aged Care Packages are an Australian Government Initiative.

Who can refer to a CACP?

In regions in which the Aged Care Assessment Team manages a CACP waitlist for the region, KinCare prioritises ACAT referrals. In other regions KinCare accepts referrals from any source, but eligibility for the service is dependent on an ACAT assessment.

What services does a CACP offer?

Community aged care packages provide a variety of supports to people with multiple care needs. CACP services can include domestic assistance, personal care, respite, monitoring of medication, transport for appointments, shopping and bill-paying, light gardening and social activities.

CACP service plans are developed in consultation with each client. Services are provided to meet assessed needs as determined by a KinCare Program Manager.

Assessments consider client functional capacities and the needs of each client relative to other clients eligible for the service.

How Does a CACP work?
  • An Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT/ACAS) determines a client’s eligibility for a CACP.
  • A KinCare Program manager conducts a detailed assessment to assess each client’s specific needs.
  • Clients participate in developing a care plan that will appropriately meet their needs within the scope of a CACP.
Special needs

KinCare’s services are planned around the needs of each individual client. KinCare can provide services that meet special language, cultural, religious, dietary and other needs.

What about client safety?

All KinCare staff have received specialised training to provide in-home care. Staff wear a uniform and photograph identification. All staff employed by KinCare must undergo police and working with children checks.

How much does it cost?

A contribution is required towards the cost of providing this service. Fees are subject to a fee cap. Special Consideration is available for clients who are assessed as financially disadvantaged.

What areas are covered?

ACT
NSW - Northern Sydney LGA's: Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai, Mosman and Pittwater
NSW - Western Sydney LGAs: Auburn, Blacktown, Bankstown, Fairfield, Liverpool, Parramatta
NSW - South West Sydney LGAs Bankstown, Fairfield, Liverpool
NSW - South East Sydney LGA's Hurstville and Kogarah and Rockdale
NSW - Southern Highlands LGA: Yass Valley

If you require an interpreter:

If you require an interpreter phone 1300 733 510. State your name, telephone number and language. You will be placed on hold while an interpreter is contacted. If an interpreter cannot be contacted we will call you back.