What is a Level 4 Home Care Package?
Home Care Packages are home help 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 4 Home Care Packages (HCP Level 4 or HCP4) are intended to support people who have high level care needs. If you or a loved one has high level or complex care needs, you may be eligible to receive assistance with a range of tasks. Home care workers will support your high level and complex nursing care needs in your own home so you feel comfortable and relaxed.
What is included in a Level 4 Home Care Package?
- Personal care (showering/dressing etc)
- Domestic assistance (laundry/cleaning etc)
- Assistance with aids and appliances
- Social support
- Meal preparation
- Medication management
- Nursing care
- Allied health support
- Support with changes to memory and/or behaviour
- Physiotherapy & massage
- In home hairdressing
How much is a Level 4 Home Care Package?
For each Home Care Package, the Australian Government will pay a different amount. This amount will be paid directly to 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 4 Home Care Packages is $52,377. This contribution increases every year.
Recipients of a Level 4 Home Care Package would also be eligible to enter residential aged care, but would prefer to remain living in the comfort of their own home.
Level 4 Home Care Packages are suitable for people with complex care needs.
To access a Level 4 Home Care Package, you or your loved one will need to undergo an assessment by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) – see 3 steps below. This assessment will determine whether you are eligible to receive a Home Care Package and if a Level 4 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.
Your team make our journey more manageable. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We love staying independent at home, but couldn’t do it without Your Side.