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Home Care Cost and Fees

Home Care Package Costs and Charges

If you are eligible for a Home Care Package, Commonwealth Home Support Program or Short Term Restorative Care, it means the government will subsidise the cost of your home care, making it much more affordable for you. The subsidy goes directly toward your home care and support.

If you do not receive Government funding, you can still choose to pay for services privately.

Your Home Care Package 

Home Care Packages are allocated at different levels subject to your assessed needs. Depending on your personal financial circumstances, there may be a cost to receive your Home Care Package. This compulsory government cost is known as the Income Tested Care Fee and is based on your income only (not assets).

Where does my money go?

A Home Care Package with MercyCare includes a Care Management and Package Management fee which is paid to us directly from the Home Care Package provided by the Government.

What makes our home care prices different?

We want to give you more options to suit your budget and the hours of support you need. That’s why you can choose between paying a Basic Daily Fee or not.

Paying a Basic Daily Fee to MercyCare from your nominated bank account will provide more in-home care support hours, if you decide you need extra support on top of your Home Care Package. 

And don’t forget, we will never charge additional costs such as an exit fee or mileage.

Home Care Package Levels – Fees and Charges

If you need additional support you have the option of paying a Basic Daily Fee.

Level 1

 MercyCare Home Care Package (hours and prices per fortnight)Home Care Package + Basic Daily Fee  (hours and prices per fortnight)
Hours of care4 hours and 45 minutes7 hours and 10 minutes
Care Management40 minutes40 minutes
Basic Daily Fee$0$9.88 per day
MercyCare Care Management$50$50
MercyCare Package Management$30$30
Total cost deducted from your Home Care package$80$80
Total out of pocket cost$0$138.32

Level 2

 Standard Care (hours and prices per fortnight)Standard Care + Basic Daily Fee  (hours and prices per fortnight)
Hours of care8 hours10 hours and 40 minutes
Care Management1 hour and 30 minutes1 hour and 30 minutes
Basic Daily Fee$0$10.88 per day
MercyCare Care Management$112.50$112.50  
MercyCare Package Management$50$50
Total cost deducted from your Home Care package$162.50$162.50  
Total out of pocket cost$0$146.16

Level 3

 Standard Care (hours and prices per fortnight)Standard Care + Basic Daily Fee  (hours and prices per fortnight)
Hours of care18 hours20 hours and 40 minutes
Care Management3 hours3 hours
Basic Daily Fee$0$10.74 per day
MercyCare Care Management$225$225
MercyCare Package Management$95$95
Total cost deducted from your Home Care package$320$320
Total out of pocket cost$0$150.36

Level 4

 Standard Care (hours and prices per fortnight)Standard Care + Basic Daily Fee  (hours and prices per fortnight)
Hours of care28 hours and 25 minutes31 hours
Care Management4 hours4 hours
Basic Daily Fee$0$11.02 per day
MercyCare Care Management$300$300
MercyCare Package Management$125$125
Total cost deducted from your Home Care package$425$425
Total out of pocket cost$0$154.28