Home Care Packages
You may find that some things are becoming more difficult for you to manage and in order to stay at home you need extra help. A Home Care Package may assist you to do this in conjunction with your family, friends and other community resources.
You can tailor your Home Care Package with Glasshouse Country Care to best support your needs and goals by working in partnership with us. Being partners is an important part of the process, and will help you to get the most out of the care and services available to you.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss Home Care Packages with us, please call us on 07 5494 6948.
Am I eligible?
Home Care Package Pricing
Eligibility for a Home Care Package is determined by an Aged Care Assessment. The Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) will do the assessment and choose which level of package is suitable for you and what range and level of services you will receive.
There are four levels of Home Care Packages available:
Level One: Support for people with basic care needs.
Level Two: Support for people with low level care needs
Level Three: Support for people with intermediate care needs
Level Four: Support for people with high level care needs.
Each package level has a different amount of funding that is paid to your provider by the Australian Government to deliver your care and services. You can find out more on the subsidy rates at the Department of Social Services' website at www.dss.gov.au
The total amount of a Home Care Package is made up of what the Australian Government pays (the subsidy) and what you may need to pay (your home care fees).
The subsidy the Australian Government pays will be different for each level of Home Care Package. This amount is paid to the home care provider you choose.
Home care packages are income tested. You are expected to contribute to the cost of your care and services if you can afford it.
My Aged Care can give you an estimate of your likely fees. To get an estimate visit www.myagedcare.gov.au or call them on 1800 200 422.
If you are self-funded or do not receive a pension, you will need to complete an Aged Care Fees Income Assessment Form.
Your case manager can help with your set up needs.