What are Home Care Packages?
Home care packages are made up of a group of care services that supports seniors to continuing living independently at home with choice, flexibility and control.
Home Care Packages can be fully or partly government-funded determined by the seniors’ care requirements. The subsidy is paid directly to your Home Care Package provider of choice.
Home Instead assists ageing adults in choosing the right care services for their individual needs, as well as helping to coordinate and manage the services in their custom Home Care Package.
Levels of Home Care Packages
There are four levels of Home Care Packages with varying levels of care needs, starting at Level One for basic needs, up to Level Four for seniors with the highest level of care needs.
Typically, more seniors are eligible for Level One services (basic care requirements), and less people fit into the higher levels of packages.
Seniors must take an aged care assessment to determine which level of care packages they are entitled to. The amount of subsidy you receive from the government increases with each level. If you require additional services than your Home Care Package provides, you can simply purchase additional home care services as you require.
What types of services can I access under my Home Care Package?
There is a wide range of services available to assist ageing seniors living at home, from simple house maintenance, shopping, cooking and transportation assistance, to more complex care such as dementia and palliative care services. Our CAREGivers are here to support seniors with all types of daily living activities and duties, all whilst offering a friendly and compatible hand.
You can also access nursing and other allied health services under your Home Care Package, such as medical aids and equipment and specialist medical service providers. Home Instead can assist you in the management of your Home Care Package where multiple services and/or service providers are involved in your care.
Am I eligible for a Home Care Package?
To find out if you are eligible for a Home Care Package, you need to take an assessment by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). You can contact My Aged Care who will refer you to an ACAT to find out which level of package is most suited to you.
Whether you are waiting to be assessed by the ACAT, or you have already been approved for a Home Care Package, our services are ready and available to support you immediately. Please do not hesitate to contact Home Instead for more information and to find out more about how we can support your individual home care needs.