There are two main government funding programmes for in-home aged care which you may be eligible for, Home Care Packages (HCP) and the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).
Funding for both of these is managed through the Government’s My Aged Care service.
|Funding level||Care needs||Approximate funding amount|
|Level 1||Basic care needs||$8,000|
|Level 2||Low-level care needs||$14,000|
|Level 3||Intermediate care needs||$34,000|
|Level 4||High-level care needs||$49,000|
Basic Daily Fee
The amount, 17.5% of your pension, which the government expects you to contribute to your care when you receive government funding. This is added to your total package amount and it is currently $10.10 per day.
Income Tested Fee
An additional contribution you will need to make to your total package amount if your income is above a certain level (currently about $26,000).
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 subsidy. We can help you register with My Aged Care and organise the assessment you will need, as well as answering 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 funding level you are eligible for if you want to receive a Home Care Package. 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.
If you want to use us as your care provider 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.
Find out more about government aged care funding
For more information about how government aged care funding works, download our information pack. It has all the information you need in one place.
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.