Trilogy Aged Care
Trilogy Aged Care
FAQ

What are Home Care Package Supplements?

There are a range of supplements that you may be eligible for in addition to the basic subsidy you recieve from your Home Care Package. These include:

The Dementia and Cognition Supplement:

  • This supplement provides additional funding in recognition of the extra costs of caring for people with cognitive impairment associated with dementia and other conditions.
  • The supplement offers you an additional 11.5% of the home care basic subsidy you already receive.
  • To be eligible you will need to complete an assessment with a nurse or medical practitioner.

The Veteran’s Supplement:

  • This supplement provides additional funding for veterans with a mental health condition accepted by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) as related to their service.
  • The supplement offers you an additional 11.5% of the home care basic subsidy you already receive.
  • Eligibility is determined by the DVA.

Oxygen Supplement:

  • This supplement is paid to care recipients with a specified medical need for the continual administration of oxygen.
  • To be eligible you must have an ongoing medical need for the administration of oxygen.
  • The equipment used to provide the oxygen must be hired, temporarily attained or owned by the Provider.
  • You will need a certificate from a medical practitioner stating your particular requirements and continual need for the administration of oxygen to be eligible.

Enteral Feeding Supplement:

  • This supplement is paid to care recipients with the specified medical need for enteral feeding.
  • To be eligible you will need all of the following documentation to claim the supplement.
    • Written certification by a medical practitioner that the care recipient has a medical need for enteral feeding.
    • Written certification by a medical practitioner or dietician that the dietary formula prescribed is nutritionally complete.
    • Details of the care recipient’s particular enteral feeding requirements. These can be detailed in the medical certificate, the care recipient’s care plan, and hospital discharge papers or in the dietician’s enteral feeding instructions.

Viability Supplement:

  • This supplement is paid to the providers of your care services on behalf of care recipients in recognition of the higher costs of providing services in rural and remote areas.
  • The supplement must be included in the individual budget of eligible care recipients.
  • Eligibility is based on the suburb and postcode of the location where the care recipient receives care and services.

Hardship Supplement:

  • This supplement is available to Home Care recipients in genuine financial hardship.
  • To be eligible home care recipients need to prove they have no income to pay their costs of aged care due to circumstances beyond their control.

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