10,000 new Home Care Packages rolled out


The federal government flagged 10,000 new home care packages in December 2018 which are rolled out from earlier this year. Along with this $553 million aged care funding, a $662 million aged care funding package (including residential care) was released early this month. With this high amount of aged care funding, it is a golden opportunity to apply for a Home Care Package if you don’t already have one.

Am I eligible?

The first funding of $553 million with 10,000 new packages are divided into 5000 packages each for level three and level four, representing $50,000 per person. These packages will be allocated on priority basis by the end of JUNE this year. Dementia Australia has also welcomed the rollout and believes that it would help more people living with dementia to have choices for their residence at their own homes.

The second funding of $662 million will help address high demand of Home Care Packages. Book a time with one of our care managers to know how to apply for Home Care Package and how to use HCP Services from SAI Home and Community Care.

You are eligible for a Home Care Package if you are requiring any level of care services mentioned below,

  • Home Care Level 1 – basic care needs
  • Home Care Level 2 – low level care needs
  • Home Care Level 3 – intermediate care needs

Home Care Level 4 – high care needs

Need help to apply?

Our care managers are happy to assist you or your loved one with the application process. Our care managers can be of assistance in doing the application process for you in your presence. This will take around an hour and you will get a chance to clear your doubts or get your questions answered. Call Us on 8785 0999.

More about Home Care Packages

The Home Care Packages program is part of Australian Government’s Continuum of care for elderly Australians who needs complex care for independent living in their own homes. This program offers government funding for Australians.

The Australian Government provides a subsidy to an approved provider like SAI Home and Community Care under the Aged Care Act 1997, to coordinate a package of care, services and case management to meet individual needs of elderly Australians. A nationally consistent assessment framework is used by professional assessors to assess individuals.

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Contact SAI Home and Community care if you require assistance regarding Home Care Packages.