HCP (Home Care Packages)
What are Home Care Packages?
A Home Care Package is a government subsidised package of services designed to meet your needs to help keep you safe, independent and living at home for as long as possible. The government offers 4 different package levels (basic to high level) Australia wide. Services are based around your individual needs, allowing you to decide on the type of care you receive, how it is delivered and who provides that care.
What are the benefits of a home care package?
A Home Care Package can help you retain your independence where you feel comfortable and safe, at home. A HCP can provide relief, help avoid inactivity and isolation and get things done that aren’t safe for you to do anymore. Importantly, it can slow down the need for even greater support, like a Retirement Home.
What types of services are included in a Home Care Package?
Our goal is to maximise the value of your package. Depending on your needs, a range of supports can be provided, including cleaning & washing, meal preparation, gardening, telehealth, therapies & allied health, personal care, shopping, transport, home modifications and more.
Who pays for a Home Care Package? / What fees might I have to pay?
Home Care Package funding is a subsidy from the Australian government. You can be asked to contribute a basic daily fee and an income-tested fee, depending on your personal circumstances. The basic daily fee is set by the government at a percentage of the single basic age pension. The fee varies depending on your home care level. Any additional fees you have agreed to pay for further care and services that are not covered by your home care package.
Information on Aged Care Advocacy
For information on aged care advocacy, please see our fact sheet.
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