Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia Packages
What Are Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia Packages?
Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia Packages or EACH-Dementia Packages are available to older people with multiple and complex support needs and additional needs associated with their dementia. This program provides a significant amount of weekly support. Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia Packages are an Australian Government Initiative.
Who can refer for Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia Packages?
In regions in which the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) manages an EACH-Dementia waiting list for the region, KinCare prioritises ACAT referrals. Eligibility for the service is dependent on ACAT assessment.
What services are offered in the EACH-Dementia Program?
The EACH-Dementia Program provides a variety of supports to people who have complex support needs and additional needs associated with their dementia. Services can include domestic assistance, personal care, nursing services, allied health services, social activities, companionship, transport, basic home and garden maintenance and 'Vital Call' installations. 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. Service plans are developed in consultation with each client.
How does the program work?
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 the EACH-Dementia program.
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 the EACH- Dementia Program cost?
A client contribution is required towards the cost of the EACH-Dementia program. Client fees are subject to a fee cap. Special consideration is available for clients who are assessed as financially disadvantaged.
What areas are covered?
ACT, Blacktown, Baulkham Hills, Fairlfield and Randwick 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.
Please contact us for more information about Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia packages.