Home Care Packages

Home Care Packages are personalised programs designed to help seniors live happier and healthier lives at home.

Funded by the Australian Government, they’re available in four levels:

  • Level 1 – for basic care needs (worth approximately $8,750 a year)
  • Level 2 – for low-level care needs (worth approximately $15,250 a year)
  • Level 3 – for intermediate care needs (worth approximately $33,500 a year)
  • Level 4 – for high-level care needs (worth approximately $50,750 a year)

Am I eligible for a Home Care Package?

If you’re over 65, or an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander over 50, you could be eligible for government-subsidised home care.

The first thing you need to do is get assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). But don’t worry – it’s not as daunting as it sounds! Click here and we’ll help you get started.

If you’ll be self-funding your services or are waiting for your funding, click here to learn about private services.

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What services can I get?

The beauty of a Home Care Package is that it’s all up to you!

Depending on the package you’re allocated, you can pick and choose the services that suit you and your budget.

Once you come on board with Brightwater, you’ll be introduced to your very own Coordinator. They’ll get to know you and your goals, and will help you make the most out of your funding.

Whether you’re focused on improving your home, health or happiness, our range of services covers all the essentials – plus a few more you might not have thought of!

What will a Home Care Package cost?

If you’re approved for a Home Care Package, much of the cost will be covered by your funding. The government will pay these funds into your package for you to use as you like.

You will also need to contribute to the cost through:

  • Basic daily fee
    This fee is determined by the government, and is 17.5% of the single Age Pension ($10.54 daily). 
    Please note this is the maximum charge, and depending on your financial situation, this fee is negotiable or can be waived.
  • Income-tested fee
    Also determined by the government, you may be required to contribute more depending on your income
  • Care management fee
    This fee helps us cover necessities like your Coordinator, care planning, assessments, scheduling and more
  • Package management fee
    This fee helps us cover the cost of administration, and is charged according to your package level

You can download a copy of our fee schedule here