|Location:||Community Care Office|
85 Creek Road, New Town, TAS 7008
|Facilities:||43 Level2 Home Care Packages, 8 Level4 Home Care Packages and an In Home Diversional Therapy Service covering greater Hobart area|
|Contacts:||Ph: (03) 6214 9750|
Fax: (03) 6278 0512
Southern Cross Care (Tas.) Inc. has Home Care Packages in the Hobart metropolitan area from Claremont to Sandy Bay and the Eastern Shore.
The aim of these packages is to establish a program of care in partnership with the consumer which enables and encourages independence, wellness, re-ablement and quality of life. Flexibility is the key to the package of care and the agreed range of services can change as the consumers care needs change. Eligibility for these packages is after assessment by the Aged Care Assessment Team. HCP Brochure (PDF)
An individual budget will be developed in the home with each consumer to ensure the best use of Government and consumer contribution. While the Government provides the bulk of the funding, from July 2014 the Government expects the consumer will contribute towards to cost of care where they have the capacity to do so. For those who are not a full pensioner an income assessed fee will be detemined after a financial assessment by Medicare. All consumers are also expected to pay a weekly care fee where they have the capacity to pay. Hardship provisions are available to ensure no one is refused care because of an inability to pay. Fees increase in March and September each year in line with pension increases. Full details on fee structures is available from the MyAgedCare website or by phoning 1800 200 422. A fees estimator is also available on this website
All field staff are qualified and skilled in the delivery of flexible care which is tailored to meet each clients needs in an individual and supportive way. Professional and experienced case management ensures seamless care which is tailored to meet each individual’s changing needs. The packages are designed to maintain and restore independence and quality of life.
Services include but are not limited to:
The staff have training in the special needs of those people living with high care and dementia and understand the specific needs of those who give the majority of the care to the client. A high level of professional case management is central to the care planning which is formulated in close consultation with all stakeholders.
Southern Cross Care (Tas.) Inc. is also a contracted provider for eligible Veterans under the Veterans Home Care Scheme. Assessment for eligibility is conducted by an external assessor who may be contacted by phoning 1300 550 450.
Commonwealth Funding is also provided for our unique In Home Diversional Therapy Programme (pdf). This service provides meaningful respite for the primary carer of someone living with dementia. Activities are designed to enhance the psychological, spiritual social and physical well being of the client by developing a unique plan of care for each person. All staff are qualified in this specialist area and have great skills in the care of people living with dementia and the special needs of those who care for them.
In addition to Government subsidised services we can also offer the same high standard of supportive care on an In Home Fee for Service (pdf) basis to those who for any reason are ineligible for other funding or who may require additional services.