A Home Care Package (HCP) is funding given to older Australians through a government-subsidised program with the aim of providing support to individuals who want to continue living independently at home.
There are four different levels of Home Care Package that you could be eligible to recieve. Each level has a different amount of funding. You are assigned a level based on an assessment of your physical and cognitive care needs. The lowest level, Level 1 will give you around $8k per year, whereas with a Level 4 those with the highest care needs will be eligible to receive over $50k per year.
Your Home Care Package funds can be used to purchase hours of care and other support services and items that suit your care needs and enable you to continue living at home independently.
When you receive your Home Care Package, you must choose a Provider to administer the funds on your behalf. This is a government requirement. Your Home Care Package Provider will receive your funds from the government, and you will work with them to decide how they should be spent to ensure you are able to live at home for as long as possible.