The Technology in Homes Program is funded by the Australian Government under the Commonwealth Home Support Program.
Generally, there is no cost to join the program, but we will require one or more referrals for you from My Aged Care. My Aged Care can be contacted on 1800 200 422.
My Aged Care may need to go through an assessment process if you’re not already registered with them or you may require a further assessment by them. If you’re eligible for services, please request a referral for ‘Social Support Individual’ be issued to ‘MidCoast Assist – Technology’, which allows us to provide one-on-one technology support at your home, online or over the phone.
If you’d like to access funds to assist with the purchase or technology to keep you connected, you will also require a ‘Goods, Equipment & Assistive Technology’ referral from My Aged Care. When we have received the correct referrals from My Aged Care, we will contact you to complete our registration paperwork so that we can assist you.
If you have a Home Care Package you can access the one-to-one technology support. This can be charged to your package, provided that your package provider confirms that it fits within your budget. If you require technology equipment, this will need to be purchased through your package with the assistance of your package provider.