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Home Care Packages

Home Care Packages are a government subsidised program that can help you or your loved one stay at home and maintain independence. They are designed to provide you with a variety of services to help you stay well, independent and safe at home.

What are Home Care Packages?

Home Care Packages are a government subsidised program that can help you or your loved one stay at home and maintain independence. They are designed to provide you with a variety of services to help you stay well, independent and safe at home.

To qualify for a home care package, My Aged Care needs to make an in person assessment. They will determine eligibility and what level of funding is required. There are four levels of package.

Home Care Packages

Level 1

Caters for people with basic care needs

approx.

$8,750

(p/year)

Level 2

Caters for people with low care needs

approx.

$15,500

(p/year)

Level 3

Caters for people with intermediate care needs

approx.

$34,000

(p/year)

Level 4

Caters for people with high care needs

approx.

$51,500

(p/year)

Who provides your care?

In 2016, The Australian Government introduced Consumer Directed Care (CDC). The intention was to give Australians the freedom to choose their own home care provider. This would provide consumers, like you, greater control over who provides you services and when.

You can choose between one of thousands of home care providers in Australia, however, they’re not all created equal and comparing information is complicated. There is little information available about services, fees, and even the quality of care. Considering there are so many home care providers in Australia, this lack of information is unacceptable.

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"The system lacks transparency in communication, reporting and accountability. It is not built around the people it is supposed to help and support, but around funding mechanisms, processes and procedures.”

Excerpt from the Royal Commission into Aged Care in Australia

At CareCompare, our goal is to provide transparent and easy-to-compare information so you can make an informed decision about who provides your home care package.


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Home Care Packages

Aged Home Care packages are allocated through the Australian Government’s My Aged Care System. You will need to meet the eligibility criteria and be assessed the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT, or ACAS in Victoria).


Level 1
Caters for people with basic care needs

approx.

$8,750

(p/year)


Level 2
Caters for people with low care needs

approx.

$15,500

(p/year)


Level 3
Caters for people with intermediate care needs

approx.

$34,000

(p/year)


Level 4
Caters for people with high care needs

approx.

$51,500

(p/year)


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