In-home care is fast becoming the most cost-effective option for many families. The Federal Government is now offering more home care funding to help older people stay in their homes longer.
To find out more about the level of government funding you may be eligible to receive, see our comparison table.
Everyone’s situation is different. While you may be asked to contribute to the cost of your care package, these contributions are capped according to your means.
If you are experiencing social and financial disadvantage, your costs will be capped at 17.5% of the standard single aged pension.
If you are a part-funded or self-funded retiree, there are caps on the income-tested care fees you’ll pay: up to $30.86 per day or $11,234.96 per year and $67,409.85 over your lifetime*. These caps are indexed on 20 March and 20 September each year.
*Source: My Aged Care