Southern Cross Care (Tas.) Inc. understands that more than 90% of older people prefer to live in their own familiar surroundings rather than enter residential care. For some this alternative is achievable with the assistance of a flexible individually tailored package of care funded by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services. To access assistance such as Home Care Packages the consumer must be assessed as eligible by the Aged Care Assessment Team. HCP Brochure (pdf)

Eligible Veterans can take advantage of a variety of care options through the Veterans Home Care programme by phoning 1300 550 450.

The Southern Cross Care (Tas.) Inc. Community Division is able to offer a variety of home based services in Hobart, Georgetown, King Island, Devonport, Burnie, Somerset and Wynyard. Services in Launceston include Veterans Home Care, DVA Community Nursing and private fee for service.

Southern Cross Care has an enviable reputation for the provision of quality care, punctuality and reliability. We pride ourselves on service with the consumer at the centre of the care model.

Each consumer has a budget for their care consisting of income from the Government and their personal contribution. This budget is discussed and formulated in the home in unhurried discussions between the concumer and the case manager so the consumer can see exactly how their needs and aspirations can be best met.

In addition to Government subsidised services we can also offer the same high standard of supportive care on a Fee for Service (pdf) basis to those who for some reason are ineligible for other funding or who may require additional services.

Support in the home is provided by qualified and experienced staff who are selected for their personal attributes such as respecting the dignity and independence of each person ensuring a high standard of care in an individualised personal manner. All staff have a National Police Check and all programmes have achieved the Quality Reporting and Accountability systems assuring quality of care. Southern Cross Community Care has an enviable reputation for quality, reliability and personal service with a person centred care approach.