Home Care Packages provide four different funding levels depending on the amount of care you need. There are also costs and fees associated with Home Care packages which can be confusing, so we're here to help you understand all the relevant information.
|Funding level||Care needs||Approximate funding amount|
|Level 1||Basic care needs||$8,270|
|Level 2||Low-level care needs||$15,045|
|Level 3||Intermediate care needs||$33,076|
|Level 4||High-level care needs||$50,286|
Basic Daily Fee
The amount, 17.5% of the basic pension amount, which the government expects you to contribute to your care when your receive government funding. You contribute this on top of your total package amount and it is currently $10.10 per day.
Income Tested Fee
A contribution you will need to make to your total package amount if you are a self-funded retiree or a part-pensioner. Full pensioners do not pay this.
Care providers may charge additional fees for administration and management. These come out of your total package amount. Always compare fees when you choose your care provider.
We can guide you through the process of getting a Home Care Package. We can answer any questions you have about how it works.
We will also talk to you about your care requirements and lifestyle goals so we can have better idea about the care you need. Get in touch with us to get started.
ACAS will determine which Home Care Package funding level you are eligible for. This assessment can only be done by ACAS as they are independent.
You can do this through My Aged Care. Or we can refer you if you prefer. We can also help you understand the process and support you along the way.
Once you have been approved and allocated a Home Care Package by My Aged Care, our Registered Nurse and Client Care Manager will carry out a care assessment and personal discovery and care planning session with you.
This is to fully understand your goals and lifestyle aspirations. We get to know your preferences so we can tailor our care to you, including matching you with the right caregiver for you.
We develop a written Care Plan for you. This is based on your goals and outlines the services we will provide so it's clear for everyone involved.
The Care Plan doesn't lock you in for any set period of time and you can leave whenever you want. With absolutely no exit fees.
Your Care Plan is fully flexible and we can amend it at any time depending on your needs. We will always review it with you every six months.
13 November 2017
Care providers can choose the fees they charge, and we keep ours low, so you get good value for money. Here's what you need to know about Package fees and choosing your provider.