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Packaged Care is for those who are likely to need more home care services as time goes by.

There are four levels of package, taking you right through from simple home support to more regular clinical services, such as nursing and even dementia care.

Packaged Care is delivered on a Consumer Directed Care (CDC) basis.

CDC gives you control over the types of care and services you receive in your home, how and when they are delivered and who delivers them. You receive regular statements so that you can see how much funding is available for your services and how the money is being spent.

A dedicated Amana Living Coordinator can:

  • help you choose from a wide range of quality, reliable services to suit your individual needs and preferences;
  • ensure your services adapt as your needs change over time; and
  • help you to manage your daily budget.

Your Coordinator will walk alongside you as much as you like. Some clients like to leave the organisation of their services to their coordinator after agreeing on what’s required. Others want to have a greater level of control. The choice is yours.

Watch the video below, where Leonie explains Packaged Care. Explore the tabs to see a service menu and to find out about eligibility and fees. Or call Leonie now on 1300 26 26 26 to discuss your individual requirements.

Eligibility for Packaged Care is determined by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT).

We can help you at every step of the process, so call us at any time for assistance.

Assessment works in the following way:

  • Your GP can refer you to an ACAT or, if you are in hospital, the nursing or medical team there will take care of your referral.
  • The ACAT representative will call and make a time to meet with you at home or in hospital, where they will carry out a comprehensive assessment.
  • After this, the ACAT will inform you of the level of care chosen for you as a result of the assessment.

Once you have received the results of your assessment, be sure to call Amana Living to discuss the services you would like to receive. We operate across the Perth metro area and in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

We can also arrange top-up services if you want more than the services available to you under subsidised care.

Call Leonie to discuss your requirements on 1300 26 26 26.

The range of services available to clients receiving Packaged Care is too wide to list here.

Your package of services will depend on what you need and want, and the funds available in your budget. Our skilled coordinators can help you work out what would best meet your goals.

Here are some examples of the range of funded home care services we can help you to access:

  • domestic assistance: helping with everyday household tasks
  • meal preparation: ensuring you are eating good, nutritious meals
  • personal care: supporting your independence in activities such as showering and dressing
  • social support: helping you with tasks such as shopping and banking, and maintaining social connections
  • home garden maintenance: helping you to maintain a safe garden environment
  • transport: assistance to travel to appointments
  • nursing care
  • podiatry and physiotherapy
  • strength and fitness programs
  • home modification
  • pet care
  • laundry services

Value of the Home care packages

If you are approved for a Home Care package, you will be given one of four different levels of funding:

Level 1 - $22.66 a day in funding ($158.62 weekly)

Level 2 - $41.22 a day in funding ($288.54 weekly)

Level 3 - $90.62 a day in funding ($634.34 weekly)

Level 4 - $137.77 a day in funding ($964.39 weekly) 

These funds will be paid into your package by the government for you to use on approved services via your home care provider. 

Costs of Home Care are:

Basic daily fee of 17.5% of single aged care pension ($10.43 daily).  This fee is determined by the Government.
An income-tested fee, payable if your income is over a particular amount as determined by the Federal Government.
Amana Living charges an administration fee of 10% and an hourly rate for services.  This administration fee and hourly rate of service are paid out of your package of funding from the government. 

What is provided for the 10% Administration and Infrastructure fee?

Initial set up and assessment including care plans
Excellence in Clinical Governance
Wellness checks
Annual review of goals
Administration and office support 

Fee reduction:

You may apply for the Daily Contribution Fee amount to be reduced if you have high medical and health related costs or are in financial hardship.
Reducing this daily fee will reduce the amount of funds you have available to use each day. 

If you think you may be eligible for this fee reduction please speak to our customer service team on 1300 794 519.

Hourly Rates:

Below are the hourly rates that you will be charged from your home care package. You will only be charged in 15 minute increments.  Many other providers charge in 30 minute and 60 minute increments. 

Care Support Worker (per hour):

Weekdays - $68.00
Evenings - $78.76 (From 5pm to 8pm)
Saturday - $98.09
Sunday - $113.14
Public holidays - $158.31

Nurse (per hour):

Weekdays - $93.65

For the full range of prices, please contact our Customer Service Centre on 1300 794 519.

What is home care?

Home care is the name for a range of care and services that help you, or the person you care for, to continue living at home for as long as possible. Services range from weekly help around the house to a daily visit to provide nursing or personal care.

How much does it cost?

If you access Government-subsidised services, the cost is the same, whatever services you choose. This will be worked out according to your individual circumstances. Any unspent funds accumulate for you to use later on.

How do I know what I’m eligible for?

Depending on your needs and preferences, you may be eligible for Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) or Packaged Care. We can help you find out what you are eligible for. We can also arrange top-up services if you want more than the services available to you under subsidised care. 

Why would I go to Amana Living for my home care services?

As your needs change, the services you receive at home from Amana Living can also change. We will work with you to determine the best combination of services for you and the most cost-effective way to access those services. We will make sure they are delivered at the right time by skilled and friendly staff.

Where does Amana Living home care operate?

We operate across the Perth metro area and in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Can I talk to someone about Amana Living Home Care?

We welcome phone enquiries. We won’t give you the ‘hard sell’. We’re here to guide you as to the best options for you. Please call us on 1300 26 26 26.