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Home Care Packages – caring for you at home

A Home Care Package is an allocation of funds from the Commonwealth Government to help you purchase services to support your independence at home.

Peninsula Health has a team of dedicated Care Managers who are Nurses and Allied health professionals and Support Workers who deliver services, advice and expertise to ensure that your package is tailored to suit your lifestyle, personal goals and budget.

How do I know if I’m eligible for a Home Care Package?

Contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or visit www.myagedcare.gov.au  who will advise on referral pathways and assessments required.

What is a Home Care Package?

A Home Care Package is an allocation of funds from the Commonwealth Government to help you access services and equipment to support you to live independently at home for as long as possible.

Packages are designed to be flexible so it can meet your needs today, and into the future.

There are four levels of home care packages available to suit your care needs – Basic, Low, Intermediate and High. Your needs will be assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Service and a HCP level 1-4 will be approved

What services are available in my Home Care Package?

Your Home Care Package includes care management as well as services and equipment that support your independence at home. Your health and well-being is important to us and we will link you into existing or new activities in the community.

Services in the home are based on your Individual care needs and budget and will be discussed with you when you choose Peninsula Health as your provider. The services may include:

    • Transport to the shops, appointments or social activities
    • Domestic Assistance – cleaning, laundry and shopping
    • Nursing and Allied Health
    • Social support – companionship, hobbies and community activities
    • Home Maintenance – gardening and general upkeep
    • Equipment and aids
    • Personal care – showering, personal grooming and mobility assistance
    • Personal alarms – 24/7 monitoring through MePACS

Understanding your Home Care Package

Understanding your Home Care Package

Your Home Care Package consists of services and fees based on the level of care you require. The funding for each level is set by the Commonwealth Government and budgeted by your Care Manager which will include care management and package management costs.

How much care management do you need? Peninsula Health divides care management into 4 tiers – Self Support; Low Care Management, Moderate Care Management and Complex Care Management. Refer to PHHCP what we provide and pricing guide for costs of care management.

Package Management costs include providing administration support to your Home Care Package. 

The pricing guide can also be located on My Aged Care – Peninsula Health Home Care Packages.

My Aged Care information on aged care subsidies and supplements Aged Care Subsidies and Supplements

Why choose Peninsula Health as your Home Care Package?

For more than 75 years, Peninsula Health has been caring for people in our local community. Our experienced Home Care Package Team has been providing care management to the community since 2003, and is particularly known for its expertise in supporting people with complex health and social needs to stay at home in the community.

We are passionate about delivering high-quality, person-centred care giving clients and families the confidence and peace of mind to live active independent lives – in the comfort of their own home – for longer.

As a Home Care Package Provider we are part of the Peninsula Health Care Network supported by an extensive array of specialist and health care professionals.

How do I sign up to become a Peninsula Health Home Care Package consumer?

Contact our friendly Home Care Package team today.

Phone: 03 59702001 Email: homecarepackages@phcn.vic.gov.au or enquire now through our website