Home Care Packages (HCP) are one of the ways that older Australians can access affordable care services to get some help at home. They are designed for those with more complex care needs that go beyond what the Commonwealth Home Support Programme can provide.
Home Care Packages can be an option if you need a coordinated approach to the delivery of your help at home – perhaps because you need help with many everyday tasks, or the care you need is more complex or intensive.
What help can I get?
Services that keep me well and independent
|Personal care||Help with showering, self-care, hygiene and grooming|
|Nursing||Wound management or help with medicines|
|Allied health and therapy services||Health and therapy services e.g. podiatry, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy|
|Specialised support||Help for people with a particular condition e.g. vision, dementia|
|Meal preparation and diet||Help with feeding, meal preparation, and using eating utensils|
Services that keep me safe in my home
|Domestic assistance||Help with basic chores around the house|
|Home maintenance||Help with keeping your home and garden safe|
|Home modifications||Changes to your home to improve safety and access e.g. ramps and rails|
|Goods, equipment and assistive technology||Items to help you get around or adapt e.g. walking frame, shower chair|
Services that allow me to interact with my community
|Transport||Community transport, transport to GP|
|Social support||Social activities in a community-based group setting or accompanied activities|
The package level assigned to you is based on your needs.
|Package level||Level of care needs|
|Level 1||Basic care needs – approximately $8,750 a year|
|Level 2||Low care needs – approximately $15,500 a year|
|Level 3||Intermediate care needs – approximately $34,000 a year|
|Level 4||High care needs – approximately $51,500 a year|
What will it cost me?
>NO HIDDEN FEES
>NO BASIC DAILY CARE FEE OR EXIT FEES
>FLAT RATE OF 22% SO YOU GET TO SPEND MORE FUNDS ON WHAT YOU WANT
>SELF MANAGED FUNDING AVAILABLE at 11%
Watch the video to find out more about Home Care Packages