Home care package levels

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What services can you get on a Home Care Package?

Home Care Packages are tailored to each individual’s needs. You are assessed at one of four levels and that level translates to an amount of money that you can spend on care through a registered provider:

Package levelLevel of care needs

Home Care Package LEVEL 1

Basic Care needs – approximately $9,033.75 a year

Home Care Package LEVEL 2

Low Care needs – approximately $15,892.10 a year

Home Care Package LEVEL 3

Intermediate Care needs – approximately $34,580.10 a year

Home Care Package LEVEL 4

High Care needs – approximately $52,421.30 a year

You can use that money to pay for services that YOU choose. Support falls into categories from nursing to domestic assistance, social support, home modifications / mobility aids, daily essential activities or assistive technology to make getting around your house safer and easier. It’s up to each person to talk with their provider to put together a package of support that best suits them, within the budget provided. A good provider will help someone work out what services will work best and review the mix regularly.

Depending on the level of support you need, Your Side will work with you to create a care plan that is tailored to your individual needs. With your Home Care Package, you will have access to services such as:

  • Personal care
  • Domestic assistance
  • Mobility and falls prevention assistance
  • Nursing, allied health and other clinical services
  • Transport and assistance getting around in your community
  • Provision of equipment and aids
  • Nutrition and meal preparation
  • Continence management

Home Care Package Level 1 – Basic Care

Extra support such as cleaning the house, improving your health and wellbeing, meal preparation, shopping and getting around.

Home Care Package Level 2 – Low Care

Assistance with daily tasks like cleaning and personal care, professional medical support – all from the comfort of your own home.

Home Care Package Level 3 – Intermediate Care

Home Care Workers will assist you in your day-to-day tasks, and highly trained clinical professionals will support you in all your medical needs.

Home Care Package Level 4 – High Care

Home Care Workers will support your high level and complex nursing care needs in your own home so you feel comfortable and relaxed.

 

Are you paying too much in home care package costs?

Pull out your provider’s list of admin fees and take a look… If you are being charged more than 12-25% in management fees then you should *seriously* consider switching.

Your Side charges one reasonable, all-inclusive management fee. Paying less in fees means you can get more hours of in home care and support. Call 1300 134 332 to chat to our team.

To see Your Side’s Home Care Package pricing – CLICK HERE.

 

 

How do I arrange this funding?

To be allocated a Home Care Package, you must first be assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). This assessment will determine your package level. To arrange an assessment contact My Aged Care by calling 1800 200 422.

If you are currently completing an ACAT assessment, it’s time to talk to us here at Your Side:

CALL:1300 134 332
EMAIL:hcp@yourside.org.au
WEB:https://yourside.org.au/home-care-packages-sydney/

What is the cost of services?

Services are charged at an hourly rate that depends on the type of service you need. For example, a low needs support worker (doing things like social support or basic care like showering) will cost from $35 to $60 per hour, depending on the type of service. A more skilled role like nursing $65 to $90 per hour. Cleaning will cost around $35 to $50 per hour. Your Side has a network of trusted partners and providers who deliver services for us and this helps give you more choice and keep prices reasonable.

Take a look at Your Side’s Home Care Package pricing. We charge one reasonable, all-inclusive annual management fee – no hidden fees or surprise out of pocket costs.

Our current prices are can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.

What is the all-inclusive management fee?

Our all-inclusive fee includes the initial consultation, setting up the services, monitoring and reviewing services, changes to support plan, phone contact, and monthly statements. It depends on the level of package you are on and you can see our current fees by CLICKING HERE.

Does Your Side charge any additional fees on top of the management fee?

No, at Your Side we do not charge additional fees, our fee is exactly as described – ALL INCLUSIVE! Many other providers have added on fees, and it’s important to understand what you are being charged.

To contact Your Side about Home Care Packages:

To be allocated a Home Care Package, you must first be assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). This assessment will determine your package level. To arrange an assessment contact My Aged Care by calling 1800 200 422.

If you are currently completing an ACAT assessment, it’s time to talk to us here at Your Side:

CALL:1300 134 332
EMAIL:hcp@yourside.org.au
WEB:https://yourside.org.au/home-care-packages-sydney/

Time is precious. That is why Your Side gives you more hours of in-home care for less.