There are four levels of home care packages intended to meet different levels of care needs. When you have your assessment with ACAT, your assessor will discuss your current care needs and determine which level best meets them.
Generally more people are assessed for lower level packages, with the higher level packages reserved for high care needs.
The funds in a package are made up of your government subsidy and a contribution from you (if you are not on the full pension and are eligible to pay an income tested fee).
The funds from your package are required to be administered by a provider of your choice.
The Government subsidy for each level is:
|Package Level||Services individuals with||Yearly||Month||Week|
|1||Basic care needs||$8,928||$744||$171|
|2||Low-level care needs||$15,706||$1,309||$301|
|3||Intermediate care needs||$34,175||$2,848||$655|
|4||High-level care needs||$51,808||$4,317||$994|
Keep in mind if you are required to pay an Income Tested Fee, you will have to contribute an amount to your package.
This will be worked out through an income assessment that you will need to lodge with the Department of Human Services (DHS).
This is a government mandated fee, and your Provider will require you to contribute the amount you are assessed for to your package funds.
Depending on which Provider you choose to host your Package, you will be charged a different administration fee out of your package funds.
With us at Let’s Get Care, that is a 13% flat fee with no other fees.
So with Let’s Get the funds you will have available are: