What is a Home Care Package?
Funded by the Federal Government, a Home Care Package is a coordinated, flexible care plan that allows ageing adults to continue living in the comfort of their own homes. As each client has individual care needs, each Home Care Package is tailored to meet these needs.
There are currently 4 levels available for Home Care Packages:
Level 1 (basic level care needs)
Level 2 (low level care needs)
Level 3 (intermediate level care needs)
Level 4 (high level care needs)
# More hours are available for clients with dementia or those with oxygen or enteral feeding supplements
Transport & Appointments
What services are available with a Home Care Package?
Home Care Assistance brings in the quality of private carers to our Home Care Packages. Depending on your loved one’s level of care needed, our professional in-home carers can assist with:
- Personal care such as bathing, grooming, and dressing
- Household tasks such as light housekeeping and laundry
- Transportation to social events, medical appointments, and more
- Meal preparation
- Medication management
- Respite care
We can also organise and pay for allied health services such as physiotherapy, podiatry, and home maintenance (subject to the client’s budget).
How much will my Home Care Package cost?
Taking up a Home Care Package is FREE* if you are a full pensioner or your income is below the means-tested care fee (an individual earns less than $26,072.80 or couple living together earn less than $40,471.60). If you earn above these amounts, Centrelink can help you work out what your income-tested care fee will be.
* If you wish to pay the basic daily fee (maximum $10.10/day), we can discuss how this could increase your loved one’s level of support)
How much of the package goes to administration and case management?
At Home Care Assistance, we keep our overheads low so we can offer more care to our clients. Unlike other home care providers, we charge a low case management fee.
Can I choose my own home care provider?
Yes. Because all Home Care Packages are delivered on a Consumer Directed Care (CDC) basis, you not only have more choice regarding how your home care funds are spent, but you also have the opportunity to choose your own aged care provider.
How much are the exit fees at Home Care Assistance?
At Home Care Assistance, our exit fees are ZERO. We work hard to keep our clients happy, but there is no cost if you do decide to leave.
If you have already been assessed for a Home Care Package – we can help you with a wonderful, personalised Home Care Package service. Please call us any time on: 02-9051-1000 Or: send us a query using the form on the right hand side of this page. If you have not applied for a Commonwealth Home Care Package yet, and you would like to – we can help. It’s easy! Please call us any time on: 02-9051-1000 Or: send us a query using the form on the right hand side of this page.
Why Choose Home Care Assistance?
Home Care Assistance offers high quality in home aged care through a careful carer selection process. Our carers are highly committed, kind, compassionate and experienced individuals who love working with elderly clients.
If you have already been assessed for a Home Care Package, we can help you with a wonderful, personalised Home Care Package service. If you have not applied for a Commonwealth Home Care Package yet, and you would like to – we can help. It’s easy! Please call us any time on: 02-9051-1000 Or request more information online.