Home Care Packages (HCP)

If your needs are more complex, a Home Care Package (HCP) could be better suited to you. Instead of fortnightly Entry-level Home Care Support, HCP offer weekly to daily assistance to seniors.

English is not everyone’s first language. Most of our support workers and care advisors are multilingual to provide services to older adults from all cultural backgrounds.

We tailor services to your individual needs and goals, provide flexibility and a can-do attitude, and you will receive a care advisor as your point of contact.

Services
Domestic Assistance

cleaning, laundry and gardening

Transport

(to) shopping, banking and medical appointments

Personal Care

showering, dressing and meal preparation

Companionship

outings and accompanied activities

Allied Health

referrals to nursing care, physiotherapy and occupational therapy

Am I eligible for a Home Care Package?

To receive a Home Care Package, a clinician (a nurse, social worker or other health care professional) from the Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS) will assess you at home.
The clinician will:

  • ask questions about how well you manage your day-to-day life
  • provide advice about the different types of care services that may help you
  • determine your eligibility for a Home Care Package and the level

A family member or advocate may support you during the assessment.

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Home Care Packages have four levels:

A support worker is able to visit your home one or two times a week for:

  • cooking and housekeeping
  • personal health support
  • shopping, transport and gardening

Government subsidy amount per year – approximately $9,000 a year.

A support worker is able to visit your home three or four times a week for:

  • cooking and housekeeping
  • personal health support
  • shopping, transport and gardening

Government subsidy amount per year – approximately $15,705 a year.

A support worker is able to visit your home most days a week for:

  • cooking and housekeeping
  • personal health support
  • shopping, transport and gardening

We make referrals to nursing services and allied health professionals who offer podiatry, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dieticians and speech therapy.

Government subsidy amount per year – approximately $34,174 a year.

A support worker is able to visit your home every day for:

  • cooking and housekeeping
  • personal health support
  • shopping, transport and gardening

We make referrals to nursing services and allied health professionals who offer podiatry, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dieticians and speech therapy.

Government subsidy amount per year — approximately $52,000 a year.

Will I have to pay?

The Australian Government pays for most of aged care costs in Australia. If you are a full pensioner, you do not need to contribute towards a Home Care Package. If you are a self-funded retiree, Centrelink will advise you on the amount you are required to contribute.

Should I take a Home Care Package if I’m a part-pensioner or self-funded retiree?

Everyone is different on the support they may need for their lives to be a little easier. Centrelink determines the Home Care Package’s fee based on a part-pensioner’s or a self-funded retiree’s income received, not assets.
It’s important to receive all the facts and figures. A Level 3 or 4 Package is often financially advantageous even with a fee.
Government funding takes six to twelve months to be assigned. Consider a Home Care Package today.

How do I apply for a Home Care Package?

Please fill in the online form through https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/ or call 1800 200 422.

AMCS can help you understand Home Care Packages and assist you with your application. Staying in your own home can make a huge difference to your physical and mental wellbeing and improve your quality of life. Our home care services will bring you peace of mind and relieve the stress of doing everything yourself. We deliver quality professional services by skilled support workers who are passionate about working with seniors.

For our free information pack and advice, please contact Eloina Zepeda, Intake & Administration Officer, on eloina.zepeda@amcservices.org.au, 0432 099 225 or (03) 8371 2336.

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