Costs & contributions

Costs & contributions

If you’re looking into your health and aged care options, we can help you understand what the costs are and give advice on how to access government-subsidised services.

We understand that everyone is unique, with individual needs and preferences. We'll take the time help you understand what’s available to you, and the costs involved.

For most older Australians, the cost of home care is subsidised by the Federal Government. Funding options are determined on an individual basis following an aged care assessment.

What type of aged care funding are you looking for?

What's the difference between HCP and CHSP?

If you’re looking into aged care options, you’ve likely heard of Home Care Packages (HCP) or the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP). See our blog post on the differences between them and which might suit you best.

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Home Care Packages

Home Care Packages are available in four care levels. The level you are assigned is determined by a My Aged Care assessment. Each level comes with a set level of annual funding, which can be allocated to provide the support services needed to maintain your health and independence.

Home Care Package service fees (as of 1 July 2019)

Service
(per hour)

DurationWeekday
6am to 6pm
Weeknight
After 6pm
SaturdaySundayPublic holiday
Personal care, social support, respite 1 hour $62 $85 $95 $105 $126
Domestic assistance 1 hour $52 Ask for quote* Ask for quote* Ask for quote* Ask for quote*
Nursing 15 mins $50 $58 $63 $70 $91
30 mins $70 $82 $86 $97 $108
1 hour $119 $138 $150 $167 $216
Allied health 1 hour $134 Ask for quote* Ask for quote* Ask for quote* Ask for quote*
Light gardening Please contact us for a quote

Last updated: 30 July 2019

*We do not generally provide these services outside of weekdays. If you require these services outside of weekdays, please contact us for a quote.

Minimum service charge is 30 minutes (except Nursing which is 15 minutes), and will be billed in 15 minute blocks thereafter.

Other fees and charges

Fee typeFrequencyLevel 1Level 2Level 3Level 4
Package management Per fortnight $34 $59 $129 $195
Care management
(managed by RDNS)
Per fortnight $51 $89 $193 $293
Exit fee  $0 $0 $0 $0
Setup fee  $0 $0 $0 $0

Care management

Care Management is an essential component of every Home Care Package and ensures you receive the appropriate level of support that meets your current and future care needs. Your Care Co-ordinator:

  • works to set up your care and services plan aligned with your personal goal and keeps it within your package budget
  • coordinates and schedules your care and services
  • regularly reviews your care and services plan with you to ensure it suits your needs.

Package Management

The Package Management fee covers the costs of administering your Home Care Package including:

  • management of your package funds
  • preparation of monthly statements
  • quality assurance and compliance activities.

Income-tested fees and basic daily fees

These fees are controlled by the government and include the:

  • basic daily fee – this is currently capped at a maximum of 17.5% of the age pension, or $9.44 - $10.54/day depending on your package level. You can choose to pay this fee, or part thereof, depending on the level of care and support that you require.
  • income-tested fee – this is determined by the Department of Human Services based on your assessable income. It does not include the value of your home or other assets.

Cancellation policy

If you need to cancel your service, please give us at least 24 hours notice. Otherwise a cancellation charge may apply.

External providers

We can engage external service and equipment providers on your behalf for a 10% processing fee. This ensures safety and quality monitoring of your services.

Travel costs

We do not charge a travel cost to come out to your home. Any travel that occurs during your support visits will be charged at $0.78 per km.

Supplements

If you receive a Home Care Package, you may be eligible for additional supplements. These can be for:

  • specific care needs – such as dementia and cognition support, oxygen or enteral feeding
  • a Veterans’ supplement.

Ask your care co-ordinator about supplements when you meet with them.

We'll help you understand your options

We’ll talk through your situation and can advise on what we think your best option will be. Our advice is free and always puts your needs front and centre.

1300 761 577


 

Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) provides basic home support services to seniors across Australia. To be eligible for services under CHSP, you need to have an assessment through My Aged Care.

There is no cost for this assessment, although the Australian Government expects you to contribute to the cost of your care if you can afford to do so.

We can talk to you about the costs for our services as they vary depending on the type of care you are receiving and your financial situation. Financial hardship provisions are available.


 

Privately funded services

Our health and home care services are also offered on a private, fee-paying basis. That means there’s no waiting list and no need for an assessment, so you can get the care you need right away.

Contact us

We have an experienced team who can tell you about our home care programs, and help you understand government subsidised options and whether you are eligible. 

1300 761 577

We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Estimating your fees

You can get an estimate of the fees and payments you may be asked to pay for aged care using the My Aged Care fee estimator.

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