What is home care?

Home care is designed to support you with various tasks that might be getting harder as you get older; this allows you to be able to keep doing the things you can do and want to do.

Assistance with cooking, cleaning, some assistance with your personal care routine, or staying connected with your community is available from trained carers across Australia.

“It can take over 12 months to receive your funding, so it’s important to start the process early.”

At myHomecare, we believe that everyone should have access to quality, personalised care that is right for them, and our priority is making sure that you choose a provider who can support you every step of the way.

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Find out how to access home care

We will guide you through everything you need to know about accessing and maximising a government funded home care package. Best of all, our help is absolutely free.

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Understanding your options early

Due to a large number of people on the Home Care Package waiting list to access government funding and probably in a situation similar to yours – you may have been told you are in the queue for a package which can be up to 18-24 months dependent on when and where funding has been allocated throughout Australia and your assessed needs.

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Learn more about home care

Registering with My Aged Care

My Aged Care will ask you a series of questions regarding your personal details. Get ready to contact My Aged Care.

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What is a Home Care Package?

A Home Care Package provides government funded services that will help you to remain at home for as long as possible.

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What help and support can I get at home?

Home care is designed to support you with various tasks that might be getting harder as you get older; to keep doing the things you can do and want to do.

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The My Aged Care process explained

My Aged Care is the Australian Government-funded organisation for aged care services. We can help you navigate this.

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Accessing care while you wait for your HCP

Depending on availability, we may be able to support you with interim services through the governments support programs.

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Understanding the costs and fees of home care

No doubt you are interested in the types of fees that apply to your care - all providers have items that are included in your budget.

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Your options to fund your own Home Care

We can provide Private Care for you or a loved one if you wish to fund your everyday services for help around the home privately.

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What to consider when looking for a provider

Understanding home care and choosing a provider can be confusing. Learn more about the things to consider when choosing or switching providers.

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Not happy and looking to switch providers?

Regardless of the reason, if you’re unhappy with the current services or you’re looking for a new provider based on your changing needs.

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Frequently asked questions

WHO CAN APPLY FOR A HOMECARE PACKAGE?

Accessing a home care package is determined by your current needs and assessment from My Aged Care.

When a person’s needs change and they require more than one or two services, need additional help coordinating the care they receive, or have more complex needs, they may be eligible for a home care package. Unlike services provided under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme, which offers basic assistance, Home Care Packages offer a higher level of support if you have more complex needs. To receive a Home Care Package you will need to be assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team/Service (ACAT/S)

How much does Home care cost?

The cost of a government funded home care package depends on your situation, the services you need and your financial situation.

If you choose not to fund your home care package yourself privately, the cost of a government funded home care package depends on your situation, including the type of services you need and your financial situation.

The maximum basic fee is 17.5% of the single person rate of the basic Age Pension. This works out to be $142.38 per person, per fortnight. To find out more about fees and your options  you can see the myHomecare fees section.

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY ASSESSMENT?

We have designed a quick and easy guide on each step so you understand the assessment process.
Download the myHomecare checklist to help you through it or give us a call today on 1300 20 90 20.

  • The documents needed prior to the call with My Aged Care
  • Preparing and completing your eligibility
  • What to expect after the call with My Aged Care

Still confused? Talk to us today

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Our customer success stories

Betty Hindle – Switching Providers on Level 4 HCP

Betty wanted to switch home care providers to personalised Level 4 home care package to meet her needs.

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Amanda and Irene –
From CHSP to HCP

Amanda wanted to get further support for her mother Irene by understanding how to apply for the right home care package.

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Susan and Liz –
Maximising care hours

Susan gave us a call on behalf of her aunt Liz after she received approval of a Level 2 home care package.

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