What is a Home Care Package?

What is a Home Care Package?

A Home Care Package is a government subsidy provided to help you live at home as long as you want. The funds are provided to an approved home care provider, who coordinates a package of home and health care and case management services to meet your needs.

Home Care Packages are provided under a consumer directed care model, which means that the choice of how to spend your package funds is in your hands. You and your approved provider become partners in developing and managing the care you need.

At Care Connect we are experts in home care services, with over 20 years’ experience helping people live at home by accessing the funding and services they need. We can help you get the most out of your Home Care Package, because we offer independent advice and guidance.

Levels of care support

There are four different levels of Home Care Package each designed to support people with different care needs. Each level of Home Care Package provides a different funding amount.

  • Home Care Level 1 – a package to support people with basic care needs.
  • Home Care Level 2 – a package to support people with low level care needs.
  • Home Care Level 3 – a package to support people with intermediate care needs.
  • Home Care Level 4 – a package to support people with high care needs.

Commonwealth Home Support Program

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme provides entry-level home support for older people who need assistance to keep living independently at home within their community. It is assessed by the Regional Assessment Service, and offers a more limited set of services than is available through a home care package. It includes the Commonwealth Home and Community Care (HACC) Program. Care Connect can help you obtain or manage funding through Commonwealth Home Support Programme.