Home Care Subsidies

Information about Government support

AVAILABLE GOVERNMENT FUNDING

The Australian Government provides two types of subsidy to help you fully or partially fund your home support services so you can live at home longer. They are the Home Care Package (HCP) and the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP).

HCP VS CHSP

So what’s the difference?

Home Care Package (HCP)

This funding helps cover the cost of long-term In Home care plans, supporting you staying at home for longer. Home Care Packages provide flexibility to manage your funding allocation so that you only access the services you need when you need them.

Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)

This funding helps is for those who are managing well at home but require a little extra help or support for daily tasks, meal preparation or occasional activities. CHSP has a selection of services that you can choose from and access when it suits you.

PACKAGE TYPES

Which is right for me?

General Information

A Home Care Package is a type of government funding to help you remain living at home for longer. It is provided by the Australian Government to help people aged 65 years and over to obtain the in-home care and supports they need to stay living safely and independently in their own home for as long as possible.

Home Care Packages are delivered with a consumer directed care approach. This means you are given a budget (funding) to help cover the cost of your coordinated care plan and you decide how it is allocated. This approach gives you more choice and flexibility about the types of services and supports you need and want.

Who Is Not Eligible?

Packages are not available to visitors to Australia or people requiring temporary or short term care.

What is the Cost?

There are two types of fees that you can expect to pay: A basic daily fee, and an income tested care fee. The funding you receive to cover the costs of your home care will vary depending on the level of your Home Care Package. Click below to view our current schedule of fees for home care.

SCHEDULE OF FEES

Levels of Funding

There are four levels of Home Care Package funding:

Level 1 – for people with basic care needs
Level 2 – for people with low-level care needs
Level 3 – for people with intermediate care needs
Level 4 – for people with high-level care need

My Aged Care will determine your level of need upon an aged care assessment. They can be contacted on 1800 200 422.

What Services are available

Depending on your level of need we can offer you services such as:

  • Personal Care
  • Meal Support
  • Domestic/Laundry
  • Gardening/Lawns
  • Respite
  • Transport
  • Social Support and Outings
  • Companionship
  • Home Modifications
  • Community Involvement

General Information

The Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) provides a range of entry-level aged care services for older people who need assistance to keep living independently at home and in the community.

If you are generally able to manage but just need some help with daily tasks to continue living at home, CHSP services may be right for you.

Who Is Eligible?

These services are available for persons 65 years and over (50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people).

What Services are available

The CHSP covers non intensive care services such as:

  • Personal Care
  • Meal Support
  • Domestic/Laundry
  • Gardening/Lawns
  • Respite
  • Transport
  • Social Support and Outings
  • Companionship
  • Home Modifications
  • Community Involvement

What is the Cost?

If you are eligible for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme, this funding will help you to cover the cost of some In Home services and support provided by Blue Haven. However, the programme may not necessarily fund the full cost of services. You may need to pay a small contribution for the services you opt in for. You can view this Schedule of fees below.

Schedule of Fees

HOW TO APPLY

Here’s how you get started on getting Home Care Packages or CHSP funding. Call us for any questions you have.

 

call (02) 4203 4055
  1. Check Eligibility

    You will first need to contact My Aged Care by calling 1800 200 422 or visiting the website www.myagedcare.com.au.

  2. Find a Provider

    Contact Blue Haven Care on (02) 4233 1714 so you can get a better understanding of what we can offer.

  3. Work Out the Costs

    There are two types of fees that you can expect to pay: A basic daily fee, and an income tested care fee.

  4. Accept a Home Care Package

    Blue Haven will offer you a suitable package. Blue Haven will also work in partnership with you to co-design a care plan based on your goals, preferences and assessed care needs and budget. You will then enter into a Home Care Agreement – this sets out how the package will be provided to you from Blue Haven.

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