Although Home Care Packages are subsidised by the Australian Government, depending on your financial capacity, you may be required to contribute towards the cost of your care. Your financial capacity will be assessed by Centrelink who may request that you contribute in one of the following ways:
If your personal circumstances allow, it is expected you will make a financial contribution towards the cost of your care and services.
My Aged Care can give you an estimate of your likely fees. To get an estimate you can use their Fee Estimator or call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422.
Before you can commence receiving a Home Care Package, it is recommended that you arrange for a formal income assessment to be completed by Centrelink. If you choose not to complete this form, you can be asked to pay the maximum income- tested care fee.
(An approved provider of aged care is an organisation that has been approved to provide residential care, home care or flexible care under the Aged Care Act 1997 (the Act). To receive Australian Government aged care subsidies, an organisation must be an approved provider.)