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06 Sep 21

Home Care Funding for South Australian Seniors – including Personal Alarms!

Alayna Hansen | Healthcare Tips , Product Tips

Living in their own home for as long as possible is a personal goal of many seniors in South Australia, but sometimes this can become a financial and emotional strain on them and their family members when the time arrives for organising additional care needs and services.

There are a number of funding options available for seniors, including Home Care Packages. These are available for eligible seniors in SA to assist them with independent living, including safety measures in the home that make it easier to get help in a medical emergency or after a fall – safety measures such as personal alarms!

Seniors living in Adelaide, Mt Gambier, Whyalla, Gawler and surrounding regions deserve the peace of mind that MePACS provides with our range of personal alarms connected to our reliable and efficient 24/7 emergency response service.

With over 45,000 clients, we know how important senior safety is – that’s why we’re explained the options available below to help seniors and their carers navigate the ins and outs of home care funding.

 

Home Care Packages for South Australian Seniors

A Home Care Package refers to funding allocated by the federal government to seniors for services that can help them stay at home for longer. These services vary depending on the care and support required by the individual, but are ultimately designed for those with more needs than what a Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) can provide.

Funding for a Home Care Package is offered in the form of a code, which can be taken to an approved provider that can help organise how the money will be spent on certain services; primarily those that benefit senior health and wellbeing at home and out in the community.

To apply for a Home Care Package in Australia, you can call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or apply for an assessment online. You can complete the online application yourself or on behalf of a family member or friend, and it will only take about 15-20 minutes.

While Home Care Packages offer more choice and flexibility, there are a fixed number available nationally each year and recipients may have to wait until one has been assigned to them, unless they have high care needs that must be prioritised.

Want to purchase a MePACS personal alarm with your Home Care Package funding?

Simply contact your home care provider and discuss our range of products and services before applying at our official page for Home Care Providers

 

Other funding options:

What is the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)? 

If you are not eligible for a home care package then you may qualify for a Commonwealth Home Support Program which is government funding provided to support older people who are still managing well at home, but want some extra assistance – such as home help, delivered meals, personal care or home maintenance. The service is subsidised by the government, with people using CHSP when they need low-level support. As their needs become greater, a Home Care Package may be required.

 Personal AlertSA (PASA) Funded by the South Australian Government

Personal AlertSA is a state-wide funding initiative from the South Australian Government which aims to make monitored personal alarms more accessible to those who need them.

Seniors can apply to Personal AlertSA and if eligible are issued with an approval. They can then order their MePACS personal alarm. The South Australian Government subsidises the cost of equipment and annual monitoring of a personal alarm to make it more affordable for seniors to take up this lifesaving service.

Find more information about our PASA Alarms here

 

MePACS as a Home Care Package Service Provider

MePACS is one of Australia’s leading providers of personal alarms with 24/7 fast emergency response by real people. We’ve been keeping seniors safe and living independently in their own homes for over 30 years.

We can guarantee that a professional trained in emergency response will answer a senior’s signal for help within minutes, assess the situation and call for the most appropriate help they need, whether that’s a family member or an ambulance.

As a personal alarm provider, we pride ourselves on our high level of customer service and making sure our clients have the right choice of homemobile or watch personal alarms to suit their needs and lifestyle.

Want to purchase a MePACS personal alarm with your Home Care Package funding?

Simply contact your home care provider and request a MePACS personal alarm. They can then discuss our range of products and services before applying on your behalf. You can visit our official product page for more information or the link below:

Information For Home Care Providers

 

MePACS Personal Alarms for seniors with Home Care Packages in South Australia

mepacs home and mobile unitIf you’re not eligible for any of these funding options, a MePACS personal alarm can certainly be purchased privately so you can still enjoy ultimate peace of mind.

Speak to one of our lovely sales team on 1800 685 329 or apply online in minutes!

Ideal for home care clients who may be prone to falls, recovering from surgery or frequently feel unwell due to an ongoing medical condition, a MePACS Home and Mobile Alarm Bundle provides the safety and security seniors need at home and away.

In particular, the MePACS Mobile Alarm is also a personal medical alarm with GPS and automatic fall detection that is ideal to use when out and about.

MePACS personal alarms are available for seniors across South Australia – from Victor Harbour, Goolwa and Murray Bridge in the Adelaide Hills to Plympton, West Lakes and Seaton in the Metro West and Brighton, Seaford and Glenelg in the Metro South.

In a medical emergency such as a fall, wearing this safety device on your person means it is convenient to reach; reducing the time it takes for a monitored response service to answer and send for the right help fast.

Find Out More About Our Alarms or call 1800 685 329 today! 

A MePACS Personal Alarm can make all the difference for a senior client in South Australia. For more information on MePACS Personal Alarms, call 1800 685 329 or Join Now.