Home Care Packages

What is Home Care?

Home care is help in your own home.  It can be accessed either on a pay-as-you basis or via a Home Care Package.

Home Care Packages are government-subsidised assistance packages available to anyone over the age of 65.

A Home Care Package typically provides several hours per week of assistance delivered in your own home enabling you to maintain your independence.  Depending on your care needs, you may be entitled to a Level 2, 3 or 4 package.  The higher the level, the more hours of services you can receive.

Home Care is more than just about helping  with daily chores and medical needs, it's about helping you get the most out of life!

What is the cost?

For pay-as-you-go clients our schedule of service rates is available on request.

For government-funded Home Care Packages:

  • Self-funded retirees (non-pensioners) pay an Income Tested Fee. For self-funded retirees who are entitled to a Level 3 or 4 package, the government subsidy will be significantly higher than the weekly fee paid. For self-funded retirees who are not entitled to a Level 3 or 4 package, St Louis Estate can provide reasonably priced services directly to you. For self-funded retirees paying the full fee, no Centrelink income assessment is required. 
  • Part-pensioners pay discounted Income Tested fees depending on their level of income. For part-pensioners on any package, the government subsidy received in most instances will be significantly higher than the weekly fee paid.   
  • The cost for full pensioners is nil. There is also no income-tested fee or co-payment.  

More details and a fee estimator are available at www.myagedcare.gov.au

What's Available?

  • Medication management
  • Transportation (eg. to and from appointments)
  • Cleaning 
  • Laundry (including linen changes) 
  • Shopping 
  • Allied Health Services (eg. Physio, podiatry) 
  • Meal preparation  
  • Gardening 
  • Maintenance of your house/unit   
  • Social outings 
  • Emotional support 
  • Exercise programs 
  • Mobility Device Rental or purchase (eg. Scooter or “Lazy Boy Chair”) 
  • Assistance with showers and dressing 
  • Wound care 
  • Respite for a carer spouse.    
  • Many other items...


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