Home Care Packages

YDHS is an experienced and trusted provider of Home Care Packages.

A Home Care Package helps you live independently in your own home for as long as you can. The program provides a subsidy towards a package of care services and care management to meet your personal needs.

Once allocated to you, a package is available for as long as it meets your level of need or circumstances.

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There are four levels of Home Care Packages:

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

Each level of package attracts different amounts of funding, with all levels being regulated by the guidelines and quality standards set in the Aged Care Act 1997.

To be eligible you need to be assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS); this process begins with registration or a referral to My Aged Care. This is usually arranged by a general practitioner, nurse, or other health service provider, although you or a family member can also request an assessment.

Limited packages are available and once you have been assessed as eligible for one of the four levels of care by ACAS, you will be placed on a waitlist. When a package becomes available you will be notified by My Aged Care and you will receive a unique referral code. This can be provided to any approved service provider, such as YDHS to support a discussion about your care needs and your services.

Further information

Further information is available in our Community Care Services booklet available for download at the link below:

> Download the Community Care Services booklet (pdf)

Alternatively, the My Aged Care website provides a list of all the home care service providers in your area. If you want to do your own research, you can at www.myagedcare.gov.au.

You can also contact our Home Care Package support team at homecarepackages@ydhs.com.au
or on 0456 001 456 or 03 5182 0258.