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What is Home Care?

Home care, also known as domiciliary care, is care that takes place in a person’s own home to help them stay independent for longer. Home care services traditionally include cooking, cleaning, shopping, personal hygiene and other in-home assistance, but at Feros Care, we also offer a range of home and community care services that look after your home as well as your health and happiness. We also offer Carer’s Break services so your carer can take a break and catch up on errands, social engagements and wellbeing activities.

If you’re eligible for a Home Care Package (HCP) or subsidised in-home support such as the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP), you can include these aged care services at home in your plan, but they can also be purchased privately. That means the care you need to live a happy, healthy and independent life at home can be funded through a government allowance or subsidy, or through private funds.

Home Care Package (HCP) and Commonwealth Home Support (CHSP) programs are similar in the service they fund. However, as there are many distinct differences between the two, including the level of support and funding available, it’s important to understand which program best suits your individual needs.

Read about the differences between the HCP and CHSP programs here and contact Feros Care for more information.

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