Government subsidised home care

Depending on your personal circumstances, you may be eligible for subsidised home care.

There are two types of home care programs that are subsidised by the Australian Government. These are the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (formerly known as Home and Community Care or HACC)* and Home Care Packages. These programs are designed to help you to live independently at home and meet your changing needs as you get older.

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme provides basic home support services. You may be eligible for this type of support based on your ability to carry out everyday activities.

At Silver Chain, we deliver a Commonwealth Home Support Programme that supports you, so that you can stay independent and living in your own home for as long as possible. We also help you stay active and connected amongst your community.

A Home Care Package is a ‘package’ of personalised care, designed to help those with more complex needs stay in their home as they get older. A Home Care Package gives you choice, control and flexibility in the way your care is provided.

Our Home Care Packages are available in four levels, and offer a range of services depending on your needs and requirements. These services include showering, helping you to get out and about, and a variety of specialist health services. Find out more about Home Care Packages.

To receive government subsidised home care, you will first need to have an assessment.

Financial contributions

Depending on your financial circumstances, you may be required to make a contribution to the cost of your care. Your contributions will be calculated based on your Aged Pension and any other income you receive.

Any contributions you are required to make will be discussed with you before you start receiving services. For more information about contributions and fees, call our friendly team on (08) 9242 0119 or visit the My Aged Care website.

We can help you understand government funding and whether you are eligible. To learn more about our home care programs, give us a call on (08) 9242 0119 (or 1300 650 803 for country callers) to get started. We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


*From 1 July 2018, Home and Community Care (HACC) will be replaced by the Commonwealth Home Support Programme. You can read more about the change at our Commonwealth Home Support Programme page.

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