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Home Care Packages

Home Care Packages (HCP) are one of the ways that Australians over 65 years of age can access in-home care services to support them to remain living in the comfort of their own home.

As an approved Home Care Package provider, Prestige Inhome Care  can help you set up your package and care plan to provide you or your loved one the extra assistance to stay safe, comfortable and independent at home.

At Prestige, we believe you should be able to spend your Home Care Package funds on services, not all on fees and should only pay for services you actually need. Hence, we charge some of the lowest administrations fees in the industry, with NO minimum Case Management fees and NO daily care fees or exit fees.

The Government Funded Home Care Packages available

The Government Funded Home Care Packages program provides eligible recipients with funding packages for support services to help you stay living at home.

Many of our clients choose to begin with private self-funded care whilst they wait for the Home Care Package to be allocated.

Once you package is approved, your current care roster remains in place and we simply transfer the funding across to your Home Care Package and assist with all of the paperwork.

You may be eligible for up to $51,808 each year from the Government to subsidise home care services, from a provider of your choice. 

Our InHome Care Services

Personal Care

Assisting with showering, bathing, dressing, grocery shopping and much more.

A registered nurse providing in-home nursing care to a patient.

Nursing

Flexible in-home nursing ranging from one hour to around-the-clock care and support.

Case Management

Our experienced Community Care Case Managers will work with you and your loved one to assess, plan and implement a range of services.

Domestic Support

Need an extra pair of hands around the house? We can help with all household tasks, home maintenance and meal preparation.

The Prestige Approach To Palliative Care

Medically Sound:

Client Centered Care:

Choice Of Caregivers:

Partnerships Which Offer Financial Benefits:

Provide Comfort And Assist With Pain Management:

Flexible:

Experienced And Specifically Trained Nurses:

Supporting Family And Loved Ones:

Responsive:

Shared Care Facilitation:

Why Choose Prestige as your HCP Provider?

Here are just a few of the reasons so many Australians choose Prestige to be their Home Care Package provider.

Truly Tailored home care

Personalised and individually tailored in-home support services to meet your needs. We'll help you get the most out of your allocated Home Care Package.

An experienced team working as one

At Prestige we use our own carers who undergo a rigorous selection process to ensure they are highly qualified and compassionate individuals.

On-Call Services

Our After Hours services are available 24/7, in the event of any non-medical emergency.

True flexibility

You can start or stop your services at any time and change providers at any time. You are in control.

No Hidden Fees

At Prestige, we pride ourselves on transparency. We’ve got one of the lowest admin fees in the industry because we believe you should be able to spend as much of your Government subsidy on care as possible, not on service provider fees, built in Case Management fees, daily care fees or exit fees.

Freedom to choose and added value

With Prestige you only pay for the Case Management you need. Additional Case Management support can be purchased through your package to assist with co-ordination of allied health, equipment, additional reviews and adjustments to your care provision, advocacy and more. Bi-annual care plan reviews are provided at no extra charge.

How can I apply for a Home Care package?

Follow these 5 simple steps to set up your home care package: Give Prestige Inhome Care a call on 1300 10 30 10 and we’ll guide you through the process.

If you are seeking Government funded support for in-home care, you need to book an Aged Care Assessment. Go to www.myagedcare.gov.au/make-a-referral and follow the prompts, or call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422.
You will next receive a letter from My Aged Care which states what Home Care Package you are eligible for and your priority  package level. This letter confirms you are now on the government managed national waiting list.
You will receive a second letter indicating when your Home Care Package is 90 days away. Once you receive this letter it’s best to complete the Aged Care Fees Income Assessment form.
Once approved for a Government Home Care Package, talk with a Prestige Inhome Care Case Manager and let us work with you to develop a budget and care plan that best suits your needs.

Waiting for your Home Care Package (HCP) to be approved? 

 

Many of our clients choose to begin with private care.

Once your package is approved – your care roster remains in place and we simply transfer the funding across to your HCP.

How does Home Care Package Funding Work?

There are four levels of funding for Home Care Packages which correspond to the amount of care you need. These are explained in our handy table and flyer below. 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.

What’s the Cost?

How much will the government provide me for my care?

Depending on the assessed need for the individual, the levels of Government funding available for home care are as follows:

Level 1

Funding Level

$ 8,927 per year
  • Basic level needs

Level 2

Funding Level

$ 15,705 per year
  • Low-level care needs

Level 3

Funding Level

$ 34,174 per year
  • Intermediate care needs

Level 4

Funding Level

$ 51,808 per year
  • Higher-level care needs
Your fortnightly Govt. Subsidy
Less your package management fee
Less your care management fee
= Your remaining funds available to spend on care equivalent to 77-78% of subsidy
Level 1
Your fortnightly Govt. Subsidy
$343
Less your package management fee
$38
Less your care management fee
$41
= Your remaining funds available to spend on care equivalent to 77-78% of subsidy
$264
Daily Fee / Contribution
$0
Exit Fee
$0
Income Tested Fees
$0-30.86 per day. If clients is a full pensioner, there's no income tested fee. This fee is based on income only not assets
Additional Case Management
$98.20 per hour. $49 per 30mins.
Level 2
Your fortnightly Govt. Subsidy
$604
Less your package management fee
$67
Less your care management fee
$72
= Your remaining funds available to spend on care equivalent to 77-78% of subsidy
$464
Daily Fee / Contribution
$0
Exit Fee
$0
Income Tested Fees
$0-30.86 per day. If clients is a full pensioner, there's no income tested fee. This fee is based on income only not assets
Additional Case Management
$98.20 per hour. $49 per 30mins.
Level 3
Your fortnightly Govt. Subsidy
$1,311
Less your package management fee
$133
Less your care management fee
$157
= Your remaining funds available to spend on care equivalent to 77-78% of subsidy
$1,021
Daily Fee / Contribution
$0
Exit Fee
$0
Income Tested Fees
$0-30.86 per day. If clients is a full pensioner, there's no income tested fee. This fee is based on income only not assets
Additional Case Management
$98.20 per hour. $49 per 30mins.
Level 4
Your fortnightly Govt. Subsidy
$1,987
Less your package management fee
$202
Less your care management fee
$238
= Your remaining funds available to spend on care equivalent to 77-78% of subsidy
$1,547
Daily Fee / Contribution
$0
Exit Fee
$0
Income Tested Fees
$0-30.86 per day. If clients is a full pensioner, there's no income tested fee. This fee is based on income only not assets
Additional Case Management
$98.20 per hour. $49 per 30mins.
Daily Fee / Contribution
Exit Fee
Income Tested Fees
Additional Case Management
$0
$0
$0-30.86 per day. If clients is a full pensioner, there's no income tested fee. This fee is based on income only not assets
$98.20 per hour. $49 per 30mins.

Terms

Only pay for the services you need. no minimum case management

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.

learn more About home Care Package Fees

What if I already have a Home Care Package?

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.

What is our Prestige Inhome Care Process?

Call our experienced team on 1300 10 30 10 to discuss your needs and current situation.

We’ll organise a free, no-obligation in-home consultation with you and your family members. Your Case Manager will conduct a care needs assessment and develop a tailored care plan.

You will be connected with one of our Client Service Coordinators who will look after your transport requirements and will be responsible for matching your loved one’s care needs with the most suitable nurses and 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. Your Case Manager will check-in with you regularly to ensure you are completely satisfied with both the care and your team.

Speak to our Care Specialists

Where necessary, we can arrange services to start on the very same day.

Call 1300 10 30 10 to have your Domestic Support questions answered and organise a FREE, no obligation in-home consultation

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