A Home Care Package provides a coordinated package of services tailored to meet your specific care needs. Home Care packages can help you to stay at home and stay well, giving you choice and flexibility in a way that care and support is provided to you.
The types of services provided under a Home Care Package will depend on your needs and your individual goals. Types of services can include personal assistance, social support and outing groups, home cleaning and laundry, making meals, doing shopping and attending appointments, therapy and exercise, medication assistance, assistive technologies and home maintenance and help to stay healthy such as nurse visits, seeing professionals like physiotherapists and podiatrists
How much support can I receive?
There are four levels of package types available each designed to meet the specific needs of the eligible person.
Level 1 and 2 Packages offer support for people assessed as eligible by the Aged Care Assessment Team/ Service for low to medium levels of support.
Level 3 and 4 Home Care Packages offer support for eligible people who have complex or high level care needs. The funding for these packages is higher than for Level 1 and 2, as the support requirements are significantly higher and often include nursing care and frequent personal care assistance.
GOC Care is an approved provider with the Commonwealth Department of Social Services. We provide over 250 Home Care Packages in the South East Queensland region. Our Case Managers and Registered Nurses are qualified and experienced and provide information on resources and services to assist you in determining your support needs.
They will also set up services, monitor your well-being and help you achieve your goals. All services are tailored to meet your specific cultural, linguistic and spiritual needs.
Consumer Directed Care
GOC Care offers Home Care Packages with a Consumer Directed Care (CDC) approach. This means that you have a budget allocated for your Home Care Package, which consists of the funds the government has allocated for you, plus your contribution. You along with your family make decisions on how the funds are spent to meet your needs and goals. GOC Care holds these funds on your behalf and works with you to coordinate the services that suit your lifestlyle choices.
GOC Care Home Care Packages is funded by the government to provide individualized services. Your Case Manager will work in partnership with you to give you support and advice, as much or as little as you want or need.
How much will I need to contribute towards my Package?
You can be asked to pay the following fees for a Home Care Package:
- A basic daily fee: This is a basic fee for a Home Care Package that everyone can be asked to pay. For some people this is the only fee they are required to pay. The maximum fee chargeable by a provider is set by the Department of Social Services. For an older person on a single pension the fee may not exceed 17.5% of that pension.
- GOC Care’s weekly fee currently is as follows:
- Level 1 – $15 per week
- Level 2 – $30 per week
- Level 3 – $48 per week
- Level 4 – $58 per week
- An income-tested care fee: This fee applies to people who have incomes higher than the maximum income for a full age pensioner.
Fee contributions are discussed with each person in accordance with Department guidelines and are considerate of the person’s individual circumstances.
How can I access a Home Care Package?
To receive a Home Care Package you must be assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team/Service (ACAT) as being eligible. To contact, visit My Aged Care website www.myagedcare.gov.au or phone 1800 200 422
For more information?
For more information about Home Care Packages, you can:
- Contact GOC Care Home Care Packages program and speak to our team of Case managers on (07) 3844 3669 for Brisbane and (07) 5574 3920 for Gold Coast.
- Visit the My Aged Care website at www.myagedcare.gov.au
- To speak to us in languages other than English, call 131 202