What is a Level 3 Home Care Package?
Home Care Packages are in-home care and home care services that are funded (either in part or in full) by the Australian Government to help you live in the comfort of your own home while receiving care.
Level 3 Home Care Packages (HCP Level 3 or HCP3) are designed to support people who have intermediate level care needs. Home care workers will assist you in your day-to-day tasks, as well and services and support in some of the items listed below. If you or a loved one has intermediate level care needs, you may be eligible to receive assistance with a variety of tasks.
You may be offered a level 3 Home Care Package while you wait to be assigned a level 4 package due to national waitlists for higher level packages. Home Care Packages can cover the cost of anything that is related to your care plan and goals, and will assist you to continue to live at home independently, safely and with dignity for as long as you are able.
This may include but is not limited to:
- Personal care
- Domestic assistance
- Household assistance
- Aids & Equipment – e.g. shower chair or 4 wheel walkers
- Social support
- Meal preparation
- Medication management
- Nursing support
- Allied health support
- Social support
- Support with changes to memory and/or behaviour
- Physiotherapy & massage
How much is a Level 3 Home Care Package?
For each Home Care Package, the Australian Government will pay a different amount. This amount will be coordinated by your chosen home care 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.
At July 1 2021, the Government subsidy for level 3 Home Care Packages is approximately $34,550. This contribution increases every year.
Recipients of a Level 3 Home Care Package would more than likely be eligible to enter residential aged care, but would prefer to remain living in the comfort of their own home.
To access a Level 3 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 3 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.
Efficient, professional, kind-hearted and empathetic - Your Side are simply marvellous. Their home care is absolutely wonderful! We love staying independent at home, but couldn’t do it without them.