What Items & Services Do Home Care Packages Cover?

Your Home Care Package funds may be spent on items relating to your care and well being. Home Care Pack funds are Consumer Directed which means you have choice, flexibility and control over how you manage your funds. This means you can choose the types of services you receive, how you receive them, who provides them to you and when you receive the services. However the services and products you use your funds for must be directly related to your care requirements and for staying independent in your home.

Some of the most common items include:

  • Personal care - assistance with showering, dressing and continence management

  • Help around the house - cleaning of essential areas in the home, assistance with laundry and making beds

  • Assistance with shopping and running errands

  • Transport to medical appointments, hairdresser appointments

  • Help in the kitchen with cooking and meal preparation

  • Assistance with light garden and lawn maintenance

  • Prompts for medication and personal alarm monitoring

  • Social support and access to activity programs

There may be other items that your package funds may cover but these products or services must:

  • Be linked to your goals and needs as outlined in your care plan

  • Improve your health and well being

  • Be necessary to help you live safely and independtly in your home

  • Be considered an acceptable use of government funds

What are some items your Home Care Package does not include?

  • Payment of day to day bills

  • Cost of food

  • Rent or mortgage payments

  • Gambling

  • Holidays

  • Items covered by Medicare or PBS

  • Programs already funded by the Australian Government

  • Holidays

And don't forget, using your home care package on care workers from the Careseekers platform means you will get more hours without spending more of your package.

To find aged care services, please visit www.careseekers.com.au/services/aged-care-workers

To become a care or support worker, please visit www.careseekers.com.au/carer

To find disability support services, please visit www.careseekers.com.au/services/disability-support-workers

To make a referral, please visit https://www.careseekers.com.au/referrals