A Home Care Package is a coordinated package of care and services to help you to live independently in your own home for as long as you can. It is available to people over 65 years of age.
Some people receive services through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme and are then assessed for a Home Care Package. Others will start with a Home Care Package.
There are four levels of home care packages to meet the different levels of care needs.
To access a Home Care Package you, or the person needing care or support, will need to have an ACAT assessment. Visit the MyAgedCare portal to arrange an assessment.
During an ACAT assessment, the assessor will discuss your current care needs and determine the best level to meet them.
It is expected that more people will be assessed as eligible for a lower level package, with a smaller number being assessed as needing higher level packages.