Are you or your loved one looking for home care support with government subsidised Home Care Package? Here’s everything you need to know –

What are My Aged Care Home Care Packages?

A My Aged Care Home Care Package (HCP) is a government-funded program that is designed to assist older Australians with more complex in-home care needs than those using the CHSP. Learn more – What is a Home Care Package?

What support can a Home Care Package provide?

More than 279,000 government-funded Home Care Packages are available to support senior Australians in maintaining independent living at home instead of moving into residential Aged Care facilities.

These My Aged Care Home Support packages cover a wide range of Home Care services, including:

  • Bathing, hygiene, and grooming assistance
  • Nursing and medical care
  • Podiatry, physiotherapy, and other therapies
  • Meals and food preparation
  • Help with impairments or continence issues
  • Cleaning, laundry, and household chores
  • Home or garden maintenance
  • Home modifications like stair lifts or bathroom safety rails
  • Aids to promote independence
  • Transportation services
  • Social outings, group activities, and visitor support

However, certain items and services are typically not covered by standard Home Care Packages. These include:

  • Personal items usually purchased with general income
  • Food expenses (except for specific dietary requirements)
  • Permanent accommodation costs, home purchase assistance, mortgage payments, or rent
  • Home care fees
  • Fees for other government-funded care types
  • Home modifications unrelated to care needs
  • Holiday travel and accommodations
  • Entertainment expenses such as club memberships or sports tickets
  • Expenses related to gambling

It’s important to understand these guidelines when considering home care options and consult with My Aged Care experts for personalised advice and assessment.

Who is eligible for a government funded Home Care Package?

To be eligible for a My Aged Care Home Care Package, individuals must meet the following criteria:

  1. Age: The person must be 65 years or older. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals can access home care packages support from the age of 50.
  2. Home Care Needs: The person should have a consistent need for assistance with daily living activities, such as bathing, dressing, meal preparation, housekeeping, or managing medications.
  3. My Aged Care Assessment: An Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) or Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS) assessment is conducted to determine the person’s eligibility for a home care package. This assessment evaluates their care needs, health conditions, and level of support required.
  4. Residency: The person must be living in Australia and be an Australian citizen or have a permanent residency status or hold a special category visa.
  5. Choice and Capability: Individuals requesting a home care package must demonstrate their willingness and capability to participate in the Home Care planning process. They should also have the capacity to manage the funding and make informed choices about their Home care provider.

For better support, get help of Home Care Placement Services, they can help you through your Home Care journey and

Top Tip!

It’s important to note that while meeting these eligibility criteria is necessary, it does not guarantee immediate access to a home care package. The availability of packages is determined by the government and may involve waiting times.

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