EnableU Home Care Packages
A government funded program designed to support older Australians to access care services to help them stay independent at home
How to apply for a Home Care Package
There are 4 levels of Home Care Packages, from level 1 for basic care needs to level 4 for high care needs. The government assigns you a package after they’ve assessed you at your home.
We can help you speak with My Aged Care on your behalf
If you are in our service area, we are happy to visit you at your home and call My Aged Care for you, with your permission.
If you or your family member is deemed eligible, My Aged Care will organise a time with you for a comprehensive assessment with an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). Assessments are done at your home.
During the assessor’s visit, they will talk to you about your needs, evaluate your circumstances and work with you to plan out the support and care you need at home.
If you are deemed eligible after the assessment, you will receive your support plan detailing what you are eligible for. You could receive an outcome immediately or it could take up to 6 months.
My Aged Care will send you a letter when your Home Care Packaged is assigned to you.
While you wait for approval, you can start researching Home Care Providers around your local area to initiate the preparation for services. You may also consider privately funding your care services if you need services earlier.
Contact us for a no obligation free meet and greet
Once you’ve received the letter from My Aged Care advising that your Home Care package is assigned to you, it is time to choose a Home Care Service Provider.
While some providers will ask you to sign a service agreement immediately, at EnableU, we believe it’s important for us to get to know each other better before we enter into any agreement.
If you are interested in our services, we offer families a free, commitment free and no obligation meet and greet. Call 1300 240 076 to speak to a friendly member of the EnableU team.
Depending on the level of Home Care Package you receive, you can access a range of different services. This may include:
- Personal Care
- Domestic Assistance
- Equipment and Home Modification
- Community Connection
- 24 Hour Support and Overnights
- Nursing Services
- Post Hospital Support
- Allied Health Services (such as Physiotherapy)
- Companionship and friendship
- Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care
- Parkinsons Care
- Respite Care
Levels of Home Care Packages
The Australian government provides these packages across four distinct levels. Each level is catered to individuals based on their specific care needs, from basic to high-level care requirements. Below is a table that outlines the key differences among the four levels of Home Care Packages and some examples of services you can access. Remember: the funding from the package is flexible to your needs. This means the services you require may change over time and the hours may shift between services.
|Home Care Package Level||Care Needs||Funding Per Fortnight||Examples of Services Provided|
|Level 1||Basic Care Needs||$393.96|
|Level 2||Low-Level Care Needs||$692.86|
|Level 3||Intermediate Care Needs||$1,507.80|
|Level 4||High-Level Care Needs||$2,285.78|
Understanding the costs
Funds from your Home Care Package are spent across three main categories.
Package Management fees covers the organisational aspect of the package. It ensures that the package is administered correctly, allowing for an effective delivery of services. This fee is charged at a fix rate per fortnight and mutually with your Home Care Provider before you enter into agreement with them.
- Administrative tasks like billing and governance
- Regular reviews of the care plan to ensure it’s up-to-date and beneficial
- Quality assurance checks to maintain high standards
- Reporting and communication with both the client and the government
Care management costs are about the planning, coordination, and ongoing review of the services delivered. This ensures services are tailored and adjusted based on changing needs. This fee is charged at a fix rate per fortnight and mutually with your Home Care Provider before you enter into agreement with them.
- Regular assessments of the individual’s needs and health
- Development and adjustment of the personalised care plan
- Coordination between various service providers
- Support and advice, ensuring you get the most out of your Home Care package
Support services and equipment
This is the practical side of your Home Care Package, covering the actual services and equipment provided to support you in your daily lives. Rates for support are mutually agreed with your Home Care Provider before you enter into an agreement. Some support services and equipment are often quoted as you request them.
- Personal care services like bathing, dressing, and mobility assistance
- Home maintenance or modifications for safety and accessibility
- Assistive technologies or equipment, such as mobility aids or communication devices
- Specialised therapies or treatments, if required