Home Care Packages

I AM INTERESTED IN SUPPORT SERVICES AT HOME

 

Most older Australians are eligible for a Home Care Package through the Commonwealth Government scheme, to subsidise the cost of getting the extra help you need to maintain independence and vitality.

WHAT IS A HOME CARE PACKAGE?

A Home Care Package is Government provided funding that you can access to pay for services to keep you living in your own home for as long as possible. The higher your care needs, the higher the level and amount of funding the Government provides.

Package level Level of care needs
Level 1 Basic care needs – $9,026.45 per year
Level 2 Low care needs – $15,877.50 per year
Level 3 Intermediate care needs – $34,550.90 per year
Level 4 High care needs – $52,377.50 per year

 

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

CatholicCare will help you understand your options when applying for and maximising the benefits of a Home Care Package.  We partner with our clients to find the best solutions possible. We’ll listen and help you decide on the services that best meet your individual needs. Matching the right locally based care workers and supports for you is paramount and we put a lot of focus on making sure we get that right.

Your package will be managed with dignity and choice. We will work with you to develop a budget and keep you up-to-date on how you are tracking. You will have a dedicated case manager to help you plan, respond to any questions and check how you are going.

Whether your care is in the form of a Government package (Level 1, 2, 3 or 4) or is privately funded, we can help you determine which services are right for you. If you are on the waitlist, looking for a provider or unsure how to navigate the Aged Care system, our Care Coordinators are happy to assist you.

HOW DO I ACCESS GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES CARE?

We do our best to ensure our content and guides remain up-to-date, however the Aged Care industry is undergoing a significant amount reform, which means some information may have changed. If you are unsure, we encourage you to call our team on (02) 9488 2488.

WHAT CAN A HOME CARE PACKAGE ASSIST WITH?

Depending on the level of Home Care Package you receive, you can access assistance for a range of different services. These may include:

  • General household assistance including housekeeping, meal preparation and shopping
  • Support maintaining your yard and garden
  • General handyman tasks and home modifications
  • Help with showering and hygiene
  • Transport to and from appointments, social events and activities
  • Clinical care including nursing, physiotherapy and more
  • Art and dance therapy
  • Help to maintain your brain health through our Memory Innovations Centre
  • Companionship and someone to laugh with
  • TeleHealth consultations and appointments
  • Respite for carers to take a break from their role … and more.

To understand more about Home Care Packages visit https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/help-at-home/home-care-packages.


For more information:
P: (02) 9488 2488
E: seniors@catholiccaredbb.org.au

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