Support to live at home longer
A Home Care Package is government funding for eligible people who would like some coordinated help to stay living at home for as long as possible.
This funding helps to cover the cost of the services and supports you need and want to live safely in your home and maintain your independence.
Home Care Packages are available at four levels, depending on the level of support and care you need around the home. Regardless of the level of funding you receive, you can choose what services and supports you spend your budget on, based on your individual circumstances.
If you only need a little extra help around your home, or support for a short period of time, government funding provided through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme may be appropriate for you. Look at our comparison guide to see what type of funding is appropriate for your needs.
How does the funding work?
Who can receive a Home Care Package?
Anyone who needs coordinated care and support to stay living in their own home may be eligible to receive a Home Care Package.
You will need to complete an assessment to determine if you are eligible. If you are eligible, you will receive a Home Care Package that meets your care and support needs.
People who are visiting Australia or who require temporary or short-term care cannot receive a Home Care Package.
How do I use the funding?
Your KinCare Customer Care Manager will help you to understand what you need and the services and supports you can access with your Home Care Package.
When you start accessing services, the funding you receive from your Home Care Package is paid directly to any service providers you use based on your individual plan and the level of your Home Care Package.
You may be expected to contribute to the cost of services. This amount is determined by the Department of Health based on your income.
At KinCare, we are here to support you to understand your plan and funding. Your KinCare Customer Care Manager will discuss the cost of your services at your initial consultation, prior to any services commencing.
For more information on pricing, view our Pricing Schedule.