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Beginner's Guide to Home Care Packages

Straight-forward and easy-to-follow information on the Home Care Package scheme, including topics such as:

  • Eligibility
  • Tips on the assessment
  • How to apply for funds
  • Choosing a provider
  • Useful links
  • And more!

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New to Home Care packages?

Are you needing extra help at home?

You may be eligible for up to $52k per year in government support 

The Home Care Package scheme is for anyone aged 65+ needing a little, or a lot of extra help at home, or those 50+ and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Home Care Packages aim to extend your years of healthy and independent living, to keep you well and happy at home where you belong.

And you don't have to wait until things get to breaking point.

Home Care Packages start at $9k per year for those on Level 1 needing a little support, and increase up to $52k per year for those on Level 4 with more advanced care needs.

What can the funds be used for?

Social connections

To help you stay connected with your favourite activities, you can spend on services, such as:

  • Transport services
  • Personal shoppers & assistance
  • Companionship
  • Help attending social events
  • Computer classes

Home management

You can get help for you personally and for help with home upkeep. Services such as:

  • Home gardening & maintenance
  • Home safety modifications
  • Meal services
  • Cleaning & laundry
  • Mobility & dexterity devices

Health & wellness

Generally for services and support not already covered by Medicare, such as:

  • Help with medications
  • Allied Health services (podiatry, physio etc)
  • Pain management
  • Wound care

Personal safety

Remain well with top health professionals & medical support, including:

  • Help with medications
  • Allied Health services (podiatry, physio etc)
  • Pain management
  • Wound care
  • Help with medical aids (sight/hearing)

More helpful resources:

Understanding how you can use Home Care Package funding is one of the most important aspects of remaining well and living independently at home. Learn more.

To help make sense of all the various choices, we've compiled some the favourite tips we share when people call confused about how to compare providers. Read now.

Waiting for funding to come through can take time! Here, we've compiled our Top 7 Survival Tips for what to do about care when on the National Waitlist. Find out.

Everyone will tell you that you can get a cleaner or a gardener. But with a bit of knowledge, your Home Care Package can provide you with so much more!  Discover.

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