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Home Care Packages are provided by the Australian Government in the form of financial assistance. They are designed to fund care and services that enable older Australians to remain independent, safe, and well at home.
Package levels range from 1 to 4. The level of support you are allocated is based on the amount of government funding required to meet your needs and deliver support services.
Level 3 Packages are designed to support people who have intermediate care needs. You may be eligible to receive assistance with a variety of tasks.
To access a Level 3 Package, you will require an assessment. This process can sometimes feel overwhelming. Aunty Grace can help step you through your application, regardless of the stage you are at in the process. We can even complete some steps on your behalf. Simply contact our friendly and knowledgeable team and we will help you navigate your journey to receiving the support and care you need.
To be eligible you must be aged:
When some of our clients have gone through the assessment for the first time, they have been assigned a Level 3 Package, in line with their care needs (you do not necessarily start at level 1). As your needs increase, you can be reassessed for higher-level packages.
Our clients typically use their Level 3 Packages for:
Once you have completed the application process and been allocated a Home Care Package, you will need to work with an approved provider to select the specific services and care that you need. This is called a Care Plan.
A Care Plan is tailored to your unique needs and wants. So, the answer to the question ‘What does a Level 3 Package include?’ is different for everyone. Everything is also specified in your home care agreement so that you and any involved loved ones have a clear understanding of what to expect.
Government contributions differ for each Package level. This amount is paid directly to your chosen Home Care Provider. You may be required to pay a subsidy towards your care which is called an Income Tested fee (ITF). This will be determined during an income assessment. Click here to read more about the ITF.
As of July 1, 2021, the Government subsidy for a Level 3 Home Care Package is $34,550.90. This contribution is increased each year.
Our clients that hold a Level 3 Home Care Package benefit from having a variety of support services and care delivered into their own homes. This is a great option if you or your loved one wishes to maintain their independence and prevent early or unnecessary admission into an Aged Care Home.
This care can support or replace any informal care that is being received, in line with your preferences.
We can help you apply for Government funding and guide you through each step of the application process. Click here to view the six steps to applying for a Home Care Package.
Alternatively, you can visit My Aged Care, which outlines these steps on their website.
It can be overwhelming navigating and waiting for a Home Care Package, especially when you need timely support.
To get the support you need while moving through the application process, you may want to purchase in-home care services privately from Aunty Grace through our Private Funding option. This can ensure you receive services immediately.
For more information call our friendly concierge team.