Home Care Packages are a way for older Australians to access in-home care services. They differ from the Commonwealth Home Support Programme in that they provide support for more services, with more funding available.
As a Home Care Package recipient, you naturally want your funding to go as far as possible. You can elect to self-manage your Home Care Package, or sign up for support with Prestige. Prestige Inhome Care helps you get greater value, more choice and better control out of your package.
There are four levels of funding for Home Care Packages which correspond to the amount of care and level of support you need. You should also be aware of the different fees which may apply to your package.
We can help you understand what’s involved with funding if you have any questions.
How much will the government provide me for my home care?
Depending on the assessed need for the individual, the levels of Government funding available are as follows:
Rates above are accurate at July 2023.
The Aged Care Assessment Team determines your eligibility for a Home Care Package.
Government funding is a subsidy which has rules about how it can be spent and how much you can spend.
Once you’ve established your Home Care Package funding, and choose Prestige Inhome Care, you’ll be happy to discover that our admin fee is one of the lowest in the industry. We believe you should be able to spend your Government funding on your actual care and services, not on service provider fees.
At Prestige Inhome Care, we offer a range of in-home aged care services that you can spend your home care package funding on, including nursing, personal care, and home maintenance and domestic support. Learn more about our services.
Note: If you are applying for a Home Care Package for the first time there is a waiting period, however Prestige can assist with private (self-funded) care while you wait for your package to be approved.
When you receive a Home Care Package, you have the right to change your care provider at any point, if you think an alternate care provider will better suit your needs. Our Care Specialist team can run a cost comparison for you, free of charge, to check if you are paying too much in fees with your current provider
Switching to Prestige is easy! Call us on 1300 10 30 10
Navigating through Government packages and applications can be stressful, demanding and often overwhelming. The team at Prestige Inhome Care takes care of everything so you can focus on things that are most important to you and your family members.
Call our experienced team on 1300 10 30 10 to discuss your needs and current situation.
We’ll organise a convenient time for an in-home consultation with you and your family members. Your Case Manager will conduct a care needs assessment and develop a tailored care plan. There is no cost or obligation for this assessment.
You will be connected with one of our Client Service Coordinators who will look after all your rostering requirements and will be responsible for matching your loved one’s care needs with the most suitable nurses and/or carers
You will be assigned a Prestige Case Manager who will establish a unique and flexible care program that is personalised to meet your needs.