The government offers support for those under 65 and over 65 struggling with a long term disability. They provide weekly payments to subsidise any necessary care.
The process takes place in the following steps:
- To get a grant an individual must be nominated (in writing) and then assessed by a Needs Assessment Service Coordinator.
- An assessor will interview the individual and tour the home within a few days of receiving an application.
- They will then give a decision regarding financial support within two weeks.
This outline follows the standard procedure outlined by the Ministry of Health.
If you are interested in applying for government support but do not know where to start, Prime Care can assist you free of charge. If you would like to know more about government support for in-home care, or are interested in applying for it, please reach out to us!