Home Care Packages
A Home Care Package (HCP) is one way Australians over the age of 65 can help fund home care services, so they can continue to live in their own home, and on their own terms.Ask for Care
What is a Home Care Package?
The Government Funded Home Care Packages program provides eligible recipients with flexible funding to help finance their home care services.
There are 4 levels of Home Care Packages available to match a level of care that will suit your lifestyle.
Levels of Home Care Packages
Depending on your personal situation and care needs, you may be eligible for one of the below Home Care Packages:
Level 1 - Basic Care Needs
This level provides you with a little extra support around everyday tasks including help with cleaning, meal preparation, shopping & transportation.
Level 2 - Low-Level Care Needs
$18,063.85 / year
This level provides you with assistance in your daily tasks such as cleaning and personal care but also includes professional medical support.
Level 3 - Intermediate Care Needs
$39,310.50 / year
This level will continue to provide you with support in your day-to-day tasks and also support your specific medical needs with a trained clinical team.
Level 4 - High-Level Complex Care Needs
$59,593.55 / year
This is the highest level of support you can receive and provides you help with your daily activities and any clinical support required for your complex care needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Once you are approved for a Home Care Package, you can contact Nurse Next Door Home Care Services to organise your care, and the government will subsidise the cost of our home support services within the parameters of your package level.
Depending on the level of the Home Care Package you receive, you can get assistance with a range of different services. Home Care Packages are flexible and together with Nurse Next Door Home Care Services, you can work out a care plan that will be tailored to best suit your needs and will need to work out if a care or service that you need which are not covered by other health programs.
Eligibility is based on your care needs as determined through an aged care assessment.
At it’s most basic level, to be eligible you must either be:
- an older person who needs coordinated services to help stay at home, or
- a younger person with a disability, dementia or other care needs not met through other specialist services
Your financial situation won’t affect your eligibility but, you may also need an income assessment through Services Australia to work out exactly how much you may be asked to contribute.
More information is available on the Home Care Package costs and fees page.
If you meet the eligiblity requirements, you can apply for an aged care assessment online.
A trained assessor will then call you to arrange a time to visit you at home to carry out an assessment. They will talk to you about your circumstances and needs and work with you to identify what services might suit you best.
You can complete the application for yourself or on behalf of a family member or friend.
There are three parts. The first checks you eligiblilty, the second captures your details, and the third confirms who the assessor should call to arrange the assessment.
You will need your Medicare card and enough time to complete it the form properly
Personalised Services to Compliment Your Home Care Package
Nurse Next Door offers a range of different home care services that are tailored to your unique and individual needs, wants, and goals to ensure you can continue to live a life filled with Positivity, Possibility and Purpose.
Our Nursing services are designed to ensure that you can continue living safely at home while receving the medical care you need to continue living a quality life. Ranging from low to very high levels of care, our experienced and qualified Registered Nurses will support you.
We can assist you in daily tasks and routines that help you to live your life your way, in your own home, on your own terms. We will support and help you alleviate any extra stress in your life with our personal home care services to meet your needs and maintain your dignity.
Our comprehensive home health care services will support you with compassionate and attentive assistance any time you need it. We will also ensure you have around-the-clock home care for situations that may require close monitoring and ongoing assistance.
Our team of Registered Nurses and specialised staff have the relevant skills and knowledge to support your high intensity daily activities and complex medical needs. They will ensure that continuity of support is always safe and of the highest quality.
Our Care Designers are all Registered Nurses who appreciate the complexity and individual nature of your situation. They will provide a comprehensive assessment, develop a personalised plan and make neccessary adjustments as your needs change.
We want to be sure you feel energised to engage in interesting events. We will assist you to explore and participate in community based activities that you enjoy and, if required, help to develop, build and maintain friendships.
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