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Home Care Packages

A Home Care Package can provide the extra support you or a loved one may need to remain living independently at home and in the community.

What is a Home Care Package?

A Home Care Package is a program funded by the government that gives you access to support services that can assist you to stay living at home and feeling confident and connected to your local community. 

A Home Care Package offers:

  • A wide range of services from personal care to health services, and even the purchase of consumables and equipment.
    • Access to a dedicated Care Advisor who will ensure you receive the most appropriate support possible, taking away the stress of managing your own care arrangements.
  • Funds that are dedicated to your needs each year, putting you in control. If you don’t use all your funds in the twelve month period, they will be rolled over into the next year for use.
  • Reassurance. Once you have a package, it stays in place for the long term. If your needs should change, we can help you apply for a higher level Home Care Package.

If you’re over 65 or aged 50 years or older and identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person you can request an assessment and apply for a Home Care Package via My Aged Care. Our friendly staff can also guide you through the process of applying for funding.

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What services can I fund with a Home Care Package?

There are a wide range of services you can access with your Home Care Package

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Six steps to apply for a Home Care Package

When you or a loved one get to an age where you find you could use some extra support it can be hard to know where to start. For many people, a Home Care Package can be the solution. The process of applying for a package can be broken down into six easy steps. 

Steps to apply

Other funding options available

If a Home Care Package is not the right option for you, explore the other funding types which may better suit your needs. 

Commonwealth Home Support Programme

The ability to use services for short or medium term low use or while waiting for funding to become available.

  • Subsided by the government
  • Small range of services available
  • Pay per individual booking
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Private funding

Pay as you go for the services you need.

  • Choose from our full range of services
  • Pay per individual booking
  • A great solution whilst waiting for government funding or if you don’t yet qualify for funding support
Find out more

Home Care Services available in your area: 

Enter your suburb or postcode to find which Home Care services are available in your area. To find out more about the availability of specific services, please phone 1300 160 170. 

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  • We've spent more than 175 years supporting Australians
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  • Wide range of services to meet your needs and goals
  • We’ll be there for you if your needs change
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