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Community Aged Care Package

Community Aged Care Packages (CACP) are individually planned and coordinated packages of care tailored to help older Australians remain living in their own homes. The Community Aged Care packages offered by Barossa Village are funded by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services. Our range of services are available throughout the Barossa region to elderly people who have been assessed by the Commonwealth Aged Care Assessment Team as eligible. They are a key element in helping older Australians stay in their own home longer should they choose to rather than entering residential care.

Who can access Barossa Village's Aged Care Packages?

Our services are available to elderly people living in Light and Barossa Council areas and some adjacent towns. A map identifying the area covered is available on our Location & Maps Page.


Living at Home with the support you need.

Being elderly, frail or disabled doesn’t necessarily mean having to move into a residential-care complex for older people. In many cases Barossa Village is able to deliver the help you need into your own home. If you have been assessed by the Commonwealth Government’s Aged Care Assessment Team as requiring low-level care, you can choose to either enter a residential care complex or stay at home with a package of services specifically planned to meet your needs.


Packages are tailored to suit each individual – you choose the services you need and we work to meet your requirements. By working with you we can ensure that our services continue to fit your needs.

The services which may be provided include:

• Personal Care: assistance with personal grooming and dressing.
• House Cleaning: housekeeping, washing and ironing service.
• Garden Assistance: general garden maintenance.
• Transport: in order to take you shopping and to appointments.
• Meals: We can assist with preparation and cooking assistance or ask about our meal delivery service where we deliver a 2 course meal at lunch times Monday to Friday.
• 24-hour On-call: for non emergency case management, this gives you support and reassurance when you need it most.

How can I access a CACP?

To receive a CACP, you must be assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) as requiring at least low level care. ACAT assessments are free of charge.

Information on ACATs is available from doctors, hospitals and community centres or contact us at Barossa Village Community Services for more information at 8562 0300.

How is a CACP arranged?

When a CACP becomes available, you will be contacted by a Case Manager who will visit with you and, if possible a family member or advocate, to discuss which services will assist you to remain independent in your home. The Case Manager will then arrange for those services to be delivered at a time suitable to you. After you have agreed on your care, the service provider will give you a copy of your care plan setting out the services you will receive.

How much does it cost

While the services provided are funded by the Australian Government, it is expected clients will make some contribution to the cost of the service.

Quality of Service

As with all our community care, Barossa Village is committed to
• Striving for continuous improvement and best practice in all services provided.
• Being responsive to the needs of our clients.
• Being responsive when change is required.
• Enhancing the lives of our clients and staff members.
• Being active in community development and to meeting all appropriate professional standards.

We respect your privacy

All details of our conversations remain confidential. Sometimes we may need to discuss matters of concern with your doctor or health care worker, but we will only do this with your knowledge and consent.

How do I find out more information?

For more information about Community Aged Care Packages then please contact the Community Care Office on 8562 0300 to discuss your individual needs with the Community Care Team Leader.