Aged care support Services
In Australia, people over 80 represent aged care support significant share of the population over 65, in numerical and percentage growth. Compared to the over-65s, there are logically many more over 80s who have functional limitations: we are talking about over 43% of the over 80s, compared to just under 20% of the over 65s.
It is easy to realise, in the face of these numbers, how the assistance tools in support of the elderly are increasingly vital: not only are the public measures of economic assistance, such as the accompaniment, necessary but also and above all the home and residential care, intermediate care and techno assistance. Certainly not a aged care support secondary role is also “played” by corporate welfare, which is fundamental so that public measures do not go into crisis due to excessive social costs.
But what are, in detail, the services for the elderly who are not self-sufficient for whom it is possible to benefit from facilities?
The services available to those who assist an elderly person may vary from Region to Region, as well as according to the category to which they belong: for example, the Inps Home Care Premium Hcp program is available for employees and public pensioners, which in addition to an economic benefit recognized for the care of the disabled provides numerous other benefits, such as professional home care services, supports, relief services. But let’s proceed in order.
As regards the economic benefits for the elderly who are not self-sufficient, the main ones are:
- the replacement social allowance for disabled elderly: if the elderly person has a disability recognised before the age of 67, for which he already received the civil disability pension or the monthly assistance allowance (pension of civil invalidity), has the right to the conversion of social allowance treatment at the age of 67; the treatment in which the disability or civil disability pension is transformed is called a replacement social allowance and requires that the person concerned satisfy particular economic requirements ;
- the accompanying allowance, or accompanying : this allowance, equal to 520.29 euros per month for 2020, is payable regardless of income; the requirement of non-self-sufficiency is indispensable, which is generally recognised when the person concerned has a disability equal to 100% and persistent aged care support difficulties in carrying out daily life activities without assistance, or walking without the help of a companion;
- the tax deduction for assistance costs , up to € 2,100 per year, if the income does not exceed € 40 thousand;
- the deduction of medical and specific assistance costs; in detail, the specific assistance costs that can be deducted from income are:
- nursing and rehabilitation aged care support assistance provided by paramedical staff with a specialised professional qualification;
- services rendered by personnel with the professional qualification of basic care worker or technical assistance operator, if dedicated exclusively to the direct assistance of the person;
- the services provided by the coordination staff of the core care activities, by the staff with the qualification of professional educator, by the qualified staff involved in animation and occupational therapy activities.