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Community aged care packages (CACP) are available as part of a national program funded by the Department of Health and Ageing. CACPs provide individually planned and coordinated packages of care tailored to help older Australians remain living in their own homes. CACPs are very flexible and are designed to help with individual care needs. The types of services that may be provided as part of a package include:
Individual services provided depend on CACP approved providers in local areas, but are coordinated and planned by the approved aged care service provider. To receive a CACP, patients must be assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) as requiring at least low level care. CACPs providing culturally appropriate services for Indigenous older people are also available through certain local health care services.
Abstract adapted from Department of Health and Ageing
Aged and Community Care Information Line
Ph: 1800 500 853
Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres:
Ph: 1800 052 222