- How do I know if I am eligible for assisted services?
- What area do you service?
- Will I receive services straight away?
- How do I refer to services and who do I refer to?
- Who can refer?
- Will I have a regular worker?
- Will service be at a regular time?
- What happens to my service if I’m away for a period of time?
- How much does service cost?
- How often can I access services?
- How do I pay?
- I’m a carer. What will the worker do whilst I have some respite time?
- Will I be stuck in some kind of contract?
How do I know if I am eligible for assisted services? Back to top…
If you frail aged, have a disability or are a carer, you may be eligible for government assisted services. The first step is to call MY AGED CARE, on 1800 200 422 or visit their website – www.adssi.com.au
With your permission, a friend, family member or your GP can refer you. You can also refer yourself.”
They will refer you for an assessment and if you’re eligible, you can then choose Adssi HomeLiving Australia to support you.
If you are not eligible for government assistance, we can still provide support on a fee for service basis and you can have as much or as little as you like. Our Customer Service Team can provide you with a schedule of fees.
What area do you service? Back to top…
If you live on the Central Coast, we can help you.
Will I receive services straight away? Back to top…
Depending on your assessment and the availability of the government assisted services, you may be placed on a waiting list.
If you are placed on a waiting list you can still access our services on a fee for service basis while you wait for the subsidised service to become available.
If you are not eligible, or you need short term or episodic assistance, you can also choose to use our fee for service assistance.
Please call customer service on 1300 578 478 for more information.
How do I refer to services and who do I refer to? Back to top…
If you under 65 (under 50 for ATSI), please call Community Pathways on 1300 160 069. The National Insurance Disability Scheme (NDIS) commenced on the Central Coast in July 2016. You can contact them on 1800 800 110 or visit www.ndis.gov.au
If you are 65 or over (50 or over ATSI), please call MY AGED CARE on 1800 200 422. With your permission, a friend, family member or your GP can refer you or you can refer yourself.
Alternatively, if you’d like to discuss private fee for service for yourself or someone you care for, please phone our customer service team on 1300 578 478.
Who can refer? Back to top…
If you want to take advantage of our fee for service options, the same applies; you can refer yourself or with your permission, a friend, family member or your GP can refer you directly to Adssi HomeLiving Australia by phoning us on 1300 578 478.
Will I have a regular worker? Back to top…
Small teams are assigned to you to provide your service. This is to ensure, where practical, that the same people provide assistance. You’ll meet the members of your team and they will always have up-to-date information about your circumstances so you receive seamless support.
Will service be at a regular time? Back to top…
We operate with morning and afternoon shifts for domestic assistance such as help around the home, or transport for grocery shopping. On the day we can provide a more specific time to reduce the need for waiting around.
If you have a medical appointment, a specific time will be arranged to suit your needs.
What happens to my service if I’m away for a period of time? Back to top…
Please let us know if you are going away. You can phone or notify us in writing and we’ll put the service on hold for an agreed length of time.
It’s important to tell us so we keep the service on hold for your return. Failure to advise may impact on you receiving future services.
Please note 24 hours notice is required to change or cancel regular services. This enables us to reschedule your worker’s duties and help other clients. We may require payment for a service that has not been cancelled, other than in an emergency situation such as unexpected hospitalisation.
How much does service cost? Back to top…
Government assisted services request a co-contribution. Please note no one is refused service due to an inability to pay.
If you choose to access our fee for service options, please call customer service on 1300 578 478 for a schedule of fees.
How often can I access services? Back to top…
Every person’s situation is different and a consultation will determine your support needs. A support plan will be developed and implemented with your agreement. The plan can be reviewed and adjusted to suit changes in your situation.
You can also choose to supplement services you receive by accessing our fee for service options. Our customer service team can provide a schedule of fees. Please phone 1300 578 478 for more information.
How do I pay? Back to top…
There are several options including Centrepay through Centrelink, which is a free service for customers to pay bills as regular deductions from your Centrelink payments.
You can post or deliver a cheque or pay by Direct Deposit through your internet or phone banking.
We can send you an invoice if you prefer and we accept most credit cards either over the phone or in person at our office in Tuggerah.
I’m a carer. What will the worker do whilst I have some respite time? Back to top…
Every situation is different and the person requiring the care may have specific needs. Our focus is always on caring for your loved one and giving you peace of mind to leave whether for a short or longer term break.
A flexible agreed support plan will be developed in consultation with you and will include specific tasks dependent on the situation.
Will I be stuck in some kind of contract? Back to top…
A flexible support plan will be developed with you and can be changed at any time. This gives Adssi HomeLiving Australia permission to provide services to you and security so you know what we will do and when we will do it.
You can cancel the service agreement if you no longer need it. Please provide 24 hours notice for changes or cancellations. No cancellation fees are charged.