What is a Level 2 Home Care Package?
Home Care Packages are home care and home help services that are subsidised by the Australian Government to help you live in the comfort of your own home while receiving care.
Level 2 Home Care Packages (sometimes seen abbreviated as HCP Level 2 or HCP2) are aimed at supporting people who have low level care needs. This may include assistance with daily tasks like cleaning and personal care, transport and shopping or gardening – all from the comfort of your own home. If you or a loved one has low level aged care needs, you may be eligible to receive assistance with a range of tasks.
What is included in a Level 2 Home Care Package?
Examples include but are not limited to:
- Personal care
- Domestic assistance
- Aids & equipment
- Social support
- Meal preparation
- Social support
- Basic home & garden maintenance
- Some nursing care
How much is a Level 2 Home Care Package?
Recipients of a Level 2 Home Care Package may also be eligible to enter residential aged care, but would prefer to remain living independently at home.
For each Home Care Package level, the Australian Government will pay a different amount. This amount will be coordinated by your Home Care Package provider.
The subsidy that will be paid for your Home Care Package will depend on whether you have to pay an income-tested care fee. This will be determined during an income assessment by Centrelink.
At July 1 2021, the Government subsidy for level 2 Home Care Packages is approximately $15,877. This contribution increases every year.
To access a Level 2 Home Care Package, you or your loved one will need to undergo an assessment by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) – see our 3 steps below. This assessment will determine whether you are eligible to receive a Home Care Package and if a Level 2 package would be suitable for your in-home care needs.
Other Home Care Package Levels:
For more information or help signing-up to a Home Care Package, contact us:
Why choose Your Side?
Time is precious and should be spent with loved ones or enjoying life, not coordinating care services. That is why Your Side’s home care packages give you more hours of in-home care for less. We know that managing your health at home can be expensive, and support services often fall short of what you need.
Your Side’s Home Care Packages provide you with a coordinated service that ensures you can continue to live independently in your own home, with the care, support and time you deserve.
Our home care packages are also designed to be flexible and adaptable to your needs. We’ll also help guide you through funding and eligibility and coordinate all the care and support services for you.
Your Side can provide you with expert advice from our friendly and knowledgeable team to help you get the most from your home care package. More hours of care, transparent pricing, one all-inclusive management fee and high-quality support. We’ll work with you to help you access the right support and do the things you love.
We have help from a cleaner and gardener. It’s a fantastic service that Your Side offers and I really couldn’t do it without their help.