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How is Home Care Funded

Long-term, coordinated support in your home

Your Home Care is heavily subsidised by the Australian Government, but you can also access services privately if you require more support.

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Your Home Care is heavily subsidised by the Australian Government, but you can also access services privately if you require more support.
Introduction

A Home Care Package can be tailored to your needs to support you to continue living at home.

Our Home Care Packages are personalised ‘packages’ of care designed to help you live a healthy, safe and independent life at home for as long as you choose.

We can help around your home with tasks that are becoming difficult, help you get ready for the day or support you to get back to doing the things you love.

Home Care Packages provide you with choice, control and flexibility in the way your care is delivered.

Want to know more?

Contact our Customer Care Team or find answers to your questions in our Home Care Help Centre

How much is funded by the government?

Home Care Packages are available in 4 levels based on your needs

If you’re over 65, or an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander over 50, you could be eligible for a Home Care Package funded by the Australian Government.
 

The following fees are effective from 9 July 2021.

Level 1

Worth approx. $9,026 a year

For basic care needs like:

Cleaning

Cleaning

Laundry

Laundry & Linens

Handyman

Handyman

Level 2

Worth approx. $15,877 a year

For low-level care needs like:

Cooking

Cooking

Personal care

Personal Care

Medical

Medication Support

Level 3

Worth approx. $34,550 a year

For intermediate care needs like:

Cleaning

Cleaning

Laundry

Laundry & Linens

Handyman

Handyman

Level 4

Worth approx. $52,377 a year

For high-level care needs like:

Cooking

Cooking

Personal care

Personal Care

Medical

Medication Support

Personal Contribution

How much will a Home Care Package cost me?

If you’re approved for a Home Care Package, much of the cost will be covered by your funding. The government will pay these funds into your package for you to use as you like, but you may also need to contribute to the cost through:

*Please note this is the maximum charge, and depending on your financial situation, this fee is negotiable or can be waived.

Basic daily fee

This fee is determined by the government, and is 17.5% of the single Age Pension ($10.75 daily).*

Income-tested fee

Also determined by the government, you may be required to contribute more depending on your income

Care management fee

This fee helps us cover necessities like your Coordinator, care planning, assessments, scheduling and more

Package management fee

This fee helps us cover necessities like your Coordinator, care planning, assessments, scheduling and more

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