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Home Care Packages

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Navigating Home Care Packages

Are you in search of home-based aged care but uncertain where to begin? Whether you’ve received approval for a Home Care Package or you’re unsure of your Home Care Package eligibility, VMCH is your trusted partner. As an accredited My Aged Care Home Care Package provider, we’ve assisted countless satisfied clients across Victoria, Australia.

My Aged Care home care packages can be overwhelming initially. Allow us to demystify it by covering:

What is a Home Care Package?

Understanding fees and charges

Home Care Package levels

Inclusions and exclusions

Continue reading to learn more. Alternatively, if you’d like to connect with a friendly member of our team promptly, you can schedule a callback or reach us on 1300 698 624

What is a Home Care Package?

As you get older, you may require increased daily support. Government-funded Home Care Packages are designed to enable you to maintain independence in the comfort of your own home for longer.  

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Elderly woman talking with a pastoral care worker

We often get asked what Home Care Package funds can be used for. While the government outlines criteria for Home Care Package inclusions and exclusions, the good news is that these funds can cover a wide range of services and products, ensuring your comfort and safety at home.

You can access Home care services such as:

  • Domestic tasks including cleaning, housework, laundry, and odd jobs
  • Personal care like bathing, dressing, and personal hygiene
  • Nutrition, meal preparation, shopping, and meal delivery services like Lite n’Easy
  • House and garden maintenance, including light gardening, window cleaning, and repairs
  • Nursing services, including in-home nursing care, medication assistance, and post-hospitalization support
  • Allied health services such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, remedial massage, dietetics, and podiatry
  • Purchase of mobility aids and home modifications
  • Assistance with daily tasks like bill payments, appointment organization, and transportation
  • General well-being services, including respite, companionship, and social day programs.

To delve deeper into home care package inclusions and exclusions, you can explore the Home Care Package guidelines and download the My Aged Care Home Care Package fact sheet. 

Home Care Package Levels

There are four levels of Home Care Packages to cater to diverse care needs, and VMCH proudly offers Home Care Packages ranging from level 1 to 4. Questions often arise about the number of hours you’ll receive with your Home Care Package, which is determined by your package allocation and provider fees. Feel free to contact us for a more detailed explanation of Home Care Package fees. 

Level 1 Home Care Package

Basic care needs – $10,271.10 per year

Level 2 Home Care Package

Low care needs – $18,063.85 per year

Level 3 Home Care Package

Intermediate care needs – $39,310.50 per year

Level 4 Home Care Package

High care needs – $59,593.55 per year

Home Care Package Funding

Home Care Package service prices are established by individual Home Care Package providers. At VMCH, we align our prices with aged care legislation and consumer law, ensuring competitive rates while delivering the highest quality services to benefit our clients.

Download our Home Care Package fees.

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