Depending on the level of support you need, My Aged Care will allocate you with either the low-level support of the Commonwealth Home Support Program, or the higher-level Home Care Package.
Many people use CHSP when they need low-level support. As their needs become more intensive or complex, requiring some case management assistance, they can be referred for a Home Care Package. With CHSP your funding is only for specific services, like cleaning or personal care, and can’t be transferred to a different type of service without a reassessment. With a Home Care Package, your funding is flexible and can be used on whichever services you require.
Each level of Home Care Package provides a different subsidy amount depending on your required level of care. If you choose MercyCare as your provider, we then deliver the services required to keep you living independently in your own home.
The four Home Care Package levels are structured as follows:
- Level 1 – for people with basic care needs (e.g. help with house cleaning, meals, running errands and transport. ) Worth $8,270.90
- Level 2 – for people with low-level care needs (e.g. help with daily living and professional medical support) Worth $15,045.30
- Level 3 – for people with intermediate care needs (e.g. help with daily living and higher medical support) Worth $33,076.30
- Level 4 – for people with high-level care need (e.g. access to high level and complex nursing care) Worth $50,286.05
Finding a provider
Once you have been assessed and approved for a Home Care Package you can start looking for an approved home care provider.
When searching for a home care provider, important factors are choice, flexibility, compassion, professional staff and a proven track record. It is important to find a provider that suits you and your specific needs.
Designing the package that suits you
To nominate MercyCare as your chosen home care provider, simply give us a call on 1800 637 299 and we will be happy to discuss the process with you.
Our friendly team is here to listen to what you need and support you through the process, from beginning to end.
Our MercyCare Support Advisors can sit down with you to go over your needs, discuss services available, personalise services and together develop a schedule that will support you to continue living independently at home and connected with your community. You will have full control to select services and design a schedule that meets your individual needs.
Once you give us the go-ahead, your services can start. We’re flexible, so if you need to change a service or time, just give us a call and we’re happy to help.
Being eligible for a Home Care Package means the government will subsidise the cost of your home care, making it much more affordable. The subsidy goes directly toward your home care and support.
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).
We are happy to talk to you more about this at any time.
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