What is a Home Care Package Level 2?

A Level 2 Home Care Package provides individuals with a low to moderate level of Home Care assistance. At this my aged care level, you or your loved one still have a fair level of independence, but may require some support at home.

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What is included in a Level 2 Home Care Package?

In HCP Level 2, you’ll receive Home Care assistance with day-to-day domestic and social activities. These can include help with household tasks such as cleaning and meal preparation.

How many hours is a Level 2 Home Care Package?

This my aged care level 2 package gives you approximately 7 hours of support every fortnight – depending on the fees set by your provider.

What can I spend my Level 2 Home Care Package on?

You can spend your level 2 Home Care Package amount on any reasonable service or product that will directly help you get better care and safety at home. So the choice is yours! You can also choose your preferred approved home care provider and service under Level 2.

Some of the most common services requested in this package level are:

  • Domestic or household tasks such as cleaning, dusting, laundry, and dishes
  • Household maintenance
  • Gardening services such as lawn-mowing, weeding, and ensuring garden paths are safe and hazard-free
  • Transport services
  • Meal preparation
  • Personal care services
  • Social activities

What is a Level 2 Home Care Package worth?

Recipients of a Level 2 Home Care Package will receive an annual government subsidy of $18,064 paid directly to the provider (July 2023). This is calculated in daily and fortnightly subsidies and will change each year in July.

“Level 2 Home Care Packages Government Subsidy Rates”

When selecting a provider, it’s important to consider your subsidy amount and how much you can pay out of pocket. Your provider must be able to clearly explain your fees so that you understand how much and what you’re paying.

What fees are associated with a Level 2?

You may need to pay a basic daily fee and an income tested care fee when you have a Home Care Package.

Basic daily fee

Some Home Care package providers may charge a basic daily fee for their services, but others may discard this fee. You will not be charged this fee from a CareAbout Home Care provider.

The basic daily fee changes in March and September each year, and the current fee for Level 2 is $12.08 a day (March 2024).

“Level 2 Home Care Packages Basic Daily Fee

Income tested care fee

This fee is your contribution to the costs of your Home Care and is determined through an income assessment. Pensioners and those whose income doesn’t exceed $32,820 a year will not need to pay this fee (March 2024).

Currently, the income tested fee ranges anywhere from $18.30 to $36.60 per day, and this fee is also subject to change in March and September each year (March 2024).

Your Home Care provider may charge additional fees besides these two fees mentioned above, so it’s important to check with them and ask for a breakdown of your fees.

How do I apply for a Home Care Package Level 2?

You can apply for a Level 2 aged care package at the My Aged Care portal or call them at 1800 200 422. Once you have applied, My Aged Care will arrange for an assessor to visit you in your home and determine the level of care you need.

Am I eligible for a Level 2?

Older Australian residents above 65 years who need help with tasks at home may be eligible for a Home Care Package. Additionally, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander individuals are eligible for a Home Care Package Level 2 from 50 years old.

Find a provider you can trust for your Home Care Package

Understanding your Home Care Package and finding the right provider can be challenging. If you’d like help with applying for a Home Care Package and comparing providers, CareAbout is here for you.

CareAbout helps carers and their loved ones select and navigate the various Home Care options available. For experienced advice in understanding Home Care, contact our team for a FREE, personalised discussion.

Know more about individual Home Care Package Levels :

Home Care Package Levels

Level 1 Home Care Packages

Level 2 Home Care Packages

Level 3 Home Care Packages

Level 4 Home Care Packages