Home Care Package Level 4

Home Care Package Level 4

Home Care Packages are home care services funded by the Australian Government. They can assist you with everyday tasks such as cleaning, cooking, doing the shopping, personal care and staying healthy at home.

Everyone has different care needs, so Home Care Packages are available as four levels, each with different government funding amounts. These range from basic level care needs (Level 1) to low-level care needs (Level 2), intermediate level care needs (Level 3) and high-level care needs (Level 4).

What is a Level 4 Home Care Package?

A Level 4 Aged Care Package is for older people who have high care needs. It is the highest level of care available on the Home Care Packages program, with the maximum hours of care. This includes a wide range of services, such as:

  • Complex nursing care for various health conditions
  • Clinical care at home, such as wound care
  • Personal care, such as transferring in and out of bed
  • Domestic assistance to keep your home clean and tidy
  • Nutrition and meal preparation
  • Mobility aids and independent living equipment
  • Continence management
  • Mobility assistance and falls prevention
  • Respite care so your usual carer can take a break
  • Transport and shopping assistance
  • Garden maintenance
  • Allied health therapies, such as podiatry and physiotherapy
  • Additional services and extra assistance such as dementia therapy or cognitive support

Home Care Packages are tailored to your individual needs, which means you can adapt your care plan as your circumstances change. For example, you might be receiving personal care to get ready in the morning, but down the track, you may want to add more hours so your loved one can take a break, or include medication management to help you stay on top of your health conditions.

Home Caring provides a personalised Level 4 Aged Care Package for seniors with complex or multiple high care needs. Based in locations around Australia, our team of professional care workers are highly experienced at providing quality care. We are dedicated to providing a quality service you are happy with. To find out more, please get in touch.

How can a Level 4 Home Care Package benefit me?

Aged Care Packages Level 4 is professional support to help you stay safe and comfortable at home. Rather than moving into residential care before you are ready, you can age at home by getting help with everyday things, such as transferring in and out of bed, eating well, moving around the home, exercising, housework and more. It also means your loved one can take a break, knowing that you are in safe hands.

How do I qualify for a Level 4 Home Care Package?

To be eligible for an HCP Level 4, you must be 65 years or old (50 years or older for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people) and need support to live at home safely. You can apply for an aged care assessment on the My Aged Care government website, or appoint someone to apply on your behalf. An Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) will then visit you, chat to you about your needs, and assess which Home Care Package level is right for you.

If you are eligible for Home Care Package Level 4 funding, you will be notified by mail through an approval letter, and placed in a queue to be assigned a package. You will also be informed on your Level 4 Aged Care Package amount that you are eligible for.

While you wait, your next step is to choose a care provider who will use your Home Care Package funding to provide you with a care plan that suits your needs. Depending on your financial situation and personal circumstances, you may be asked to contribute towards your care through a basic daily fee and an income-tested care fee.

Want to know how to prepare for an ACAT assessment? Here’s some information that may help.

Home Care Packages with Home Caring

Home Caring provides Level 4 Home Care Packages for those who need complex care at home. Our services are tailored to you, so you can arrange a care worker to assist you at a time that suits your schedule. We also carefully match each of our clients with an experienced professional who suits their lifestyle and personality, so you’ll always feel comfortable with your care.

As a registered service provider, we are:

  • Individualised – we provide an individualised care plan to each client, and never treat two people as the same. We assist with tasks in a way that is suited to your needs.
  • Compassionate – we provide coordinated services with heart, and treat each of our clients as one of our own.
  • Professional – our experienced team meets the highest standards, and pay attention to the details so you get the most out of your package funds.
  • Local – our team of care workers and health professionals are from the areas they provide care in, so are best-placed to connect you with community services and activities.
  • Collaborative – we take a coordinated approach to care, working with you, your loved ones and health care professionals to deliver the best outcomes for daily life.

For more information about our Home Care Packages, please get in touch. We’d be happy to have a friendly chat about your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Home Care Package?

Is a Home Care Package the same as NDIS?

How can a Home Care Package help me live at home for longer?

How do I find a Home Care Package Provider?

What is a Home Care Package?

If you are an older person living in Australia, a Home Care Package can help you access affordable care services in your own home. This can include domestic assistance, personal care, transport to appointments, recreation activities, minor home modifications, meal preparation, medication management, or equipment to help you stay safe and mobile. The aim is to help you live independently in the community for longer, with safety and confidence.

Home Care Packages are subsidised by the government, though you may be asked to contribute towards the cost of your services, depending on your financial situation. It is a consumer-directed program, which means you choose who provides you with care, and allocate the funds from your package to pay for those services.

Is a Home Care Package the same as NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and Home Care Packages are both government-funded programs that promote consumer choice and control over your care. While they both help people with multiple needs, they are aimed at different groups in the community.

A Home Care Package is for older people (those who are over 65 years old, or 50 years old for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) who prefer to live independently at home rather than move into an aged care facility. The NDIS is for people who are living with a permanent and significant disability, need support, and are under the age of 65.

Home Caring provides Home Care Package and NDIS services, to help people in the community enjoy life to the full. To find out which option is best for you, please get in touch for a free consultation.

How can a Home Care Package help me live at home for longer?

There are many reasons why you may prefer to live at home rather than move into an aged care facility. Some prefer to stay close to family and their regular support network. For others, being part of their local community is a key priority when it comes to happy, healthy ageing.

Living at home, though, can be difficult if you’re struggling to do things for yourself. A Home Care Package is a coordinated range of services, delivered by a care provider, to give you a hand with everyday tasks. This could be getting help with cleaning your home, doing the shopping, cooking meals, getting to appointments, personal care, or allied health care services.

Having some support at home means you’ll find everyday tasks more manageable, which helps you stay independent for longer, rather than move to an aged care home before you feel ready. Accessing care services can also help you better care for your physical and mental health, and prevent serious health conditions down the track. It can also lead to a happier, more full life, as you’ll be confident and comfortable in the community, knowing you have support whenever you need it.

How do I find a Home Care Package Provider?

Once you have been approved for a Home Care Package, it’s time to start looking for a provider to deliver your care services. To find someone, your assessor could refer you to a local provider, or you could search yourself using the Find a Provider tool on the My Aged Care website. Each provider offers different services, so it’s worth taking the time to compare what’s available, to see what best meets your needs.

Home Caring provides person-centred Home Care Packages for seniors. We’ll match you with a carer who best meets your needs, and work with you to develop a care plan that makes a real difference to your life. For more information, please get in touch.

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