Staying at home is important to many Australians as they get older, feeling comfortable and settled in their own home can help them ward off illness. Recognising this, the Home and Community Care (HACC) program is there to provide assistance.
A joint initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments, the HACC provides services such as domestic and personal assistance, and professional allied health care and nursing services. The aim of the HACC program is to provide quality, affordable and accessible services in the community, to allow older Australians and those with a disability, to remain in their own homes, with as much independence as possible.
Services provided by the HACC program include:
· nursing care
· allied health care
· meals and other food services
· domestic assistance
· personal care
· home modification and maintenance
· respite care, and
· counselling, support, information and advocacy
State and territory governments are responsible for program management, including the approval and funding of individual HACC services in their jurisdictions. For more information on services available in your state, click on the links below.