top of page

Aged Care Weekly

Updated: Jul 22, 2021

The Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS)

It has been discovered that more than 4.8 million Australia's experience bladder or bowel issues. Due to this, The Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS) was established by the Australian Government to assist people in purchasing continence products.


Requirements For Eligibility?

There are certain requirements an individual must meet in order to be eligible to receive CAPS. The following entails the conditions that must be met, regarding the approval of receiving CAPS:

· Is an Australian Citizen.

· Is 5 years of age or older.

· Suffers from severe or permanent incontinence.

· Have a neurological condition; eligible per the Department of Health.

· Have an additional condition that is eligible per the Department of Health; causing a person to suffer severe or permanent incontinence.

If a person does not meet the above-mentioned criteria, they are not permitted to receive CAPS.


Applying For CAPS

For more information on how to apply for The Continence Aids Payment Scheme, you can visit the following link:

https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/continence-aids-payment-scheme-application-guidelines-and-application-form

 
 

Understanding In Home Care Fees

The Australian Government – Department of Health have released a document explaining the fees of In Home Care.


What is included within the Understanding Fees of In Home Care?

· Home Care Package Funds.

· Basic Daily Fee.

· Income Tested Fee.

· Additional Service Fee.

· How participants can get an insight of their fees prior to accepting a Home Care Package.

· Will participants fees change after entering care?

· What happens if a participant’s income changes?

· Why do participants need to pay their home care fees?

· What happens if a participant cannot afford the care fees?

· Where can participants receive financial advice and assistance?


For extensive information please visit the Australian Government - Department of Health for more:

https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/understanding-fees-for-home-care

53 views0 comments