You will need to have your eligibility for a Home Care Package assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS). They will consider your unique circumstances and treat every case individually.
If you're not eligible for a Home Care Package, you may be able to access support under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme.
You need to get in touch with the government's My Aged Care service. They will organise a care assessment with you, and this will determine what kind of government support you are entitled to. We can also refer you if you would like.
If you aren't currently eligible for government funding, you can still access home care services and pay for them privately. In the future you may be able to have your eligibility reassessed.
If you find that you require more care than your Home Care Package funding allows, you can pay for additional care privately. If your needs have increased since you were allocated a Home Care Package, you can ask to be re-assessed for a higher level package.
Get in touch with the government's My Aged Care service. They will help you get set up and will organise your eligibility assessment with you. We can also refer you and help you get set up if you would like.
You will need an assessment in your home to determine your eligibility for government funded in-home care. This will be organised through My Aged Care.
Even if you're eligible for a Home Care Package, you may need to pay a contribution to your funding amount if your income is above a certain amount, currently around $27,000.
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.