Live in your own home for longer with Eldercare Home Care Yorke Peninsula.
Eldercare’s Home Care team services the Yorke Peninsula and Copper Coast regions offering a range of services including general home support, personal care and health treatments.
Home Care package eligibility
You will need an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) assessment and approval to determine your eligibility for an Eldercare Home Care package.
Levels of support
There are four levels of home care packages available:
- Level 1 supports people with basic care needs
- Level 2 supports people with low-level care needs
- Level 3 supports people with intermediate care needs
- Level 4 supports people with high-level care needs.
Your ACAT assessment will determine the level of support you can receive.
Home Care fees
To receive Home Care, your service provider may ask you to pay a basic fee of up to 17.5 per cent of the single basic age pension. If your income is over a certain amount, you may also be asked to pay an additional income-tested care fee.
Any fees and eligibility for subsidy will be discussed and agreed upon with Eldercare before you receive the relevant services.
Please note: Half of your combined income is taken into account when determining your income-tested care fee if you are a member of a couple; regardless of which partner earns the income. The value of your home, or any other assets, is not included in this assessment.
Visit www.myagedcare.gov.au for more information.
Financial hardship provisions
If you believe you will face financial hardship in paying for your care costs, you can apply to the Federal Government and ask to be considered for financial hardship assistance.
Privately-funded care is also available which bypasses the need to receive an ACAT assessment and apply for a Home Care package through the Federal Government.
There will be no change to the range of services offered and no means testing in order to access Home Care. You may find that funding your Home Care privately is more cost-effective in light of any changes to the aged care pension.