Community outreach services
Glenview provides a range of outreach support services to people living in their own homes.
- Community Aged Care Packages (CACP): The CACPs are available to aged clients who need some help to remain living in their own home. These packages are available in the Northern Suburbs, Kingborough and Clarence.
- Extended Aged Care at Home Packages (EACH): EACH is available to aged clients who need a higher level of support to remain in their own home. EACH clients receive more frequent and intensive levels of support than CACP clients. EACH Packages are available in Southern Tasmania, including rural and remote areas.
- Extended Aged Care at Home packages - Dementia (EACHD): EACHD is available to aged clients who would like to remain living in their own home who experience difficulties in their daily life because of behavioural and psychological symptoms associated with their dementia. Packages are available in the Northern Suburbs.
Outreach staff and clients work together to determine the amount of support that is needed for the client to remain living in their home as independently as possible. Each client's package of care will be different.
A range of services is available in all programs. CACP services include personal care assistance, helping with the housework and household chores, shopping, mowing the lawn and minor home maintenance. EACH and EACHD services include all of these plus nursing services, purchasing necessary equipment, more frequent personal care support and, when needed, palliative care.
As well as these services, we also focus on social activities and work with clients to help them access past hobbies and interests, visit friends and clubs or just enjoy a drive down to the river to feed the ducks and eat fish and chips. We arrange multicultural functions, organise group lunches, take clients to the library and help them attend doctor's appointments.
We also provide an emergency after hours service.
All Glenview community clients have priority access to Glenview for periods of respite and/or permanent residential care.
Who can get a CACP?
To be eligible for CACP people must be assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) as requiring a low level of care.
Who can get an EACH package?
To be eligible for an EACH package people must have a strong preference to remain living in their own home and not want to go into residential care. They must be assessed by ACAT as requiring high and flexible care.
Who can get an EACHD package?
To be eligible for an EACHD package, people must have a strong preference to remain living in their home and not want to go into residential care. They must be assessed by ACAT as requiring high level care and experience behaviours and psychological symptoms associated with dementia that significantly impact upon their ability to live independently in the Community.
How much does it cost?
EACH, CACP and EACHD clients are expected to pay a contribution towards the cost of services.
For CACP clients receiving 6 hours or less of support per week, including gardening, this is 10.5% of the basic single pension. For those receiving more than 6 hours of support a week it is 17.5% of the basic single pension.
EACH and EACHD clients pay 17.5% of the single basic pension.
It is important to note no client will be refused a service because of an inability to pay.