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Making Sense of Home Care Subsidies

Trying to make sense of home care subsidies can be overwhelming.

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Making Sense of Home Care Subsidies

by Amana Living

Trying to make sense of home care subsidies can be overwhelming. To assist, Amana Living has created this simple guide:

Step 1Visit your GP to ask for an ACAT referral
Or call Amana Living and they can request the referral for you.
(ACAT - Aged Care Assessment Team)
Step 2Have your ACAT assessment at home
You will be contacted by the ACAT to arrange to visit you and work out the amount of help you may need.
Step 3Complete an Income Assessment with DHS

Call Amana Living on 1300 26 26 26 and they will mail the form to you.

Step 4Wait for three letters:
1. ACAT letter approving your care level.
2. DHS letter with your income assessment.
3. Home Care Package Assignment letter - this may take 6 to 12 months.
Step 5Got all the letters? Get moving!
You have 56 days to organise your services
Step 6Compare service providers

With your letters in hand - call your preferred providers to compare services and costs, and hopefully Amana Living is one of them.

Step 7Select a service provider and sign up
Your services can start immediately


If you find yourself stuck, call the team at Amana Living. Leonie and Andrea have helped hundreds of people get their entitlements.

It’s an obligation-free service. Call us anytime during office hours on 1300 26 26 26 or visit our website amanaliving.com.au.

Amana Living is the aged care agency for the Anglican Diocese of Perth and has been providing quality care in WA for over 50 years.

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Amana Living Inc. is one of WA’s largest not-for-profit providers of care and services for older people.

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