What is a Home Care Package?

April 19, 2020

A Home Care Package provides government-funded services that will help you to remain at home for as long as possible, as well as providing choice and flexibility in the way that your care and support are provided. Home Care Packages offer a higher level of support if you have more complex needs.

The Australian Government Subsidy

The Australian Government pays a different subsidy amount for each level of Home Care Package:

Home Care Package level Approximate yearly government contribution
Level 1 $8,900
Level 2 $15,700
Level 3 $34,000
Level 4 $51,600

*The government contribution increases each year. These figures are rounded from 2020, referenced from My Aged Care.

There are also a number of other government home care options available. These include short term support following a hospital stay, lower-level support through a Commonwealth Home Support Programme or help designed to reverse or slow the difficulties you are having with everyday tasks.


Government support packages in more detail

There are a number of government-funded packages available, based on your individual needs and allocated funding by the government and if applicable, how you want to pay for your service provider.

Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)

Entry-level support for help with daily tasks.

Learn more

Transitional Aged Care Program (TRANSPAC)

Transition care helps you recover after a hospital stay.

Learn more

Short Term Restorative Care (STRC)

Designed to help you reverse or slow any difficulties.

Learn more

Department of Veteran Affairs and Veteran’s Home Care Program

There are two types of funding for veterans and family.

Learn more

Private funded care

For over 20 years myHomecare’s pioneering businesses have been offering their clients a simple way to access the full range of in-home services under a private funding arrangement. Learn more about private funded care

 


Find out more about accessing 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. Call us today on 1300 20 90 20.

Share On:

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email

Related News

Christmas 2021 Newsletter

In this festive edition, you can find information on 3 ways to get extra support this summer, 5 tips to stay cool this summer, A delicious Christmas Day recipe the family will rave about, and much more! For Central Coast Readers: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER  For Hunter Valley and Newcastle Readers: CLICK HERE…

Essential Services Update for Greater Sydney

Essential Services for Greater Sydney Home care for the ageing population of Australia is an essential service In Greater Sydney, our staff will always carry proof of their address to comply with the direction of our state government Our carers and clients will wear masks for all client services, including indoors Update to myHomecare Services…

An update from myHomecare

NSW Health has announced a directive that all Home Care Clients must wear surgical masks while receiving their home care services from Home Care Service Providers NSW Health has announced a directive that all Home Care Clients must wear surgical masks while receiving their home care services from Home care service providers. This NSW Health…

10 Winter Warmer Tips

Being comfortable and being warm together 1)    Dress the part Go for layers of looser fitting clothing to trap in your body heat Wear natural fibres like wool, cotton and silk Hats and scarves can look and feel great Gloves can make a big difference when you are in the wind outdoors 2)    Keep your…

An update from myHomecare

Stay up-to-date with the latest Coronavirus Health Alerts and find out how the Australian Government Department of Health is monitoring and responding to the pandemic The Health alerts also report the latest case numbers,  official medical advice and information treatment CLICK HERE Stay up to date with your relevant State updates Check your local state and territory website…

Protecting Wellbeing and safety

To ensure we are protecting the wellbeing and safety of our clients and our team, we commit to ensuring; We have robust protocols for infection control in place following the Department of Health guidelines Our team receive regular notifications and instructions in relation to any changes to hot spots and mask-wearing requirements Any team members…

Still thinking?

As Featured In