What is a Level 2 Home Care Package?
Home Care Packages are home care & home help services that are funded (either in part or in full) by the Australian Government to help you live in the comfort of your own home while recieving care.
Level 2 Home Care Packages (sometimes seen abbreviated as HCP Level 2 or HCP2) are aimed at supporting people who have low level care needs. If you or a loved one has low level care needs, you may be eligible to receive assistance with a range of tasks.
What is included in a Level 2 Home Care Package?
- Personal care
- Domestic assistance
- Loan of basic care equipment
- Social support
- Meal preparation
- Social support
- Basic home & garden maintenance
- Some nursing care
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How much is a Level 2 Home Care Package?
Recipients of a Level 2 Home Care Package may also be eligible to enter residential aged care, but would prefer to remain living at home.
For each Home Care Package, the Australian Government will pay a different amount. This amount will be paid directly to your chosen home care provider.
The subsidy that will be paid for your Home Care Package will depend on whether you have to pay an income-tested care fee. This will be determined during an income assessment.
At July 1 2020, the Government subsidy for level 2 Home Care Packages is $15,750. This contribution increases every year.
To access a Level 2 Home Care Package, you or your loved one will need to undergo an assessment by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) - also known as an Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS) in Victoria. This assessment will determine whether you are eligible to receive a Home Care Package and if a Level 2 package would be suitable for your in-home care needs.
Click here to find your nearest ACAT/ACAS.
All Level 2 Home Care Packages are now offered under the new Consumer Directed Care (CDC) Model which means you have more control over how your Home Care Package funds are spent.
Click here to find out more about Consumer Directed Care.
Home Care Packages can only be delivered by approved services providers on behalf of the Government.
Click on your state below to find your nearest home care package level 2 provider:
Page updated: 10 August 2020