There are four Home Care Package levels to address different support and care needs. When you are assessed for a Home Care Package the assessor will also establish what level of funding you may be eligible for. This eligibility is determined by a variety of different factors.
To be able to apply for a Home Care Package, you need to be:
- an older person who needs coordinated services to help them stay at home, or
- a younger person with a disability, dementia or other care needs not met through other specialist services.
How long it takes to get a package depends on what package level you are eligible for. Here’s a bit about the different levels of funding you could be eligible to receive.
Different Home Care Package Levels:
If you are approved for a Level 1 package, this is designed to cover basic care needs. This can include basic everyday tasks that you may require assistance with. Depending on which Provider you choose, you will have a different amount of funding available to you. To find out how much funding you receive with a Level 1 Home Care Package with us click here.
A Level 2 Home Care Package is designed to support an individual with low-level care needs. This package provides more funding than a Level 1. The funding can support an older Australian to receive support with a range of tasks. To find out more about the kinds of services you could receive through your Home Care Package click here.
A Level 3 Home Care Package is designed to support those older Australians with intermediate level care needs. With this package you are able to choose from a range of support and services to help you remain living at home.
This is the highest level of Home Care Package funding. It is designed to support those older Australians with high-level care needs. With a Level 4 package you are eligible to receive more than $50,000 per year. These funds are designed to support you to continue living in your own home.
For more on different Home Care Packages, we have created the short video below:
It’s important to note that you can receive a lower level of funding while waiting for your package and if you have been approved to receive a higher level there is no penalty in accepting the lower level it while you wait.