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There’s no place like home. That’s why Latrobe Community Health Service Home Care is built around independence. We work with you to get things organised, leaving you in control to live the life you love.

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What is a home care package?

You love living at home. You’re happy there – but some things are becoming a bit harder to manage.

A home care package, sometimes called an aged care package, may provide the help you need.

The Federal Government provides funding to eligible Australians over the age of 65, and to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders over the age of 50, to help them live at home for longer.

A home care package is funding for services tailored to meet your specific care needs. It can help you stay happy and healthy in your own home with services including:

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Happy

  • Social support
  • Transport
  • Companionship
  • Help with using technology to connect with family
  • Counselling
  • Aids and equipment to ensure you can get out and about

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Healthy

  • Nursing
  • Showering
  • Physiotherapy
  • Massage
  • Hearing services
  • Vision services
  • Continence products
  • Pain management

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Home

  • House cleaning
  • Home modifications
  • General maintenance
  • Gardening
  • Meals
  • Security

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Why Latrobe Community Health Service?

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You are in control

At all times, your independence and happiness are at the centre of the work we do. Our first priority is to listen, and develop a deep understanding of what is important to you.

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The highest of standards

Each business we appoint to deliver services for you must meet our stringent criteria for service provision; exceptional service levels, competitive pricing, police checks, and appropriate insurance.

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Experienced and trusted

Latrobe Community Health Service has delivered home care services to thousands of clients throughout Victoria for more than 22 years.

Our clients stay with us because they trust us. They appreciate our reliability and our ‘no surprises’ approach to service delivery.

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How much will a Home Care Package cost?

Unfortunately, working out how much a home care package costs can be complicated! But you have a right to clear, patient explanations of the costs of a home care package.

The complexity is due partly to the way the Australian Government assesses your income. Some service providers make it more complicated by having difficult-to-understand fee structures.

Government contributions to home care package costs

The money in a home care package comes from two sources: you contribute, and the Government contributes. The combined money is the ‘home care package’.

This is the approximate maximum yearly Government contribution for each level of home care package:

  • Level 1 Home Care package: $9,000.00
  • Level 2 Home Care package: $15,750.00
  • Level 3 Home Care package: $34,250.00
  • Level 4 Home Care package: $51,130.00

How to apply for a home care package

Step 1

Ask yourself questions to establish what you will need help with.

Step 2

Register with  My Aged Care and explore the services available

Step 3

My Aged Care assessment with a healthcare provider

Step 4

My Aged Care will let you know what service level you will receive and your home care package provider will take care of the rest.

Don’t call us – we’ll call you!

Submit your details below, and we’ll give you a call when it’s convenient for you. Of course, you can always call us on
1800 242 696.

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How do I apply for a home care package?

Our health needs change as we age, but one thing stays the same: our desire to remain living in our own home. Home is where we’re happiest. And even though some things may become harder to manage, the good news is you don’t have to deal with them alone. Applying for a home care package from the Australian Government can help you live at home for longer.

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How to compare home care package providers

When you compare home care package providers, there are some key questions to ask. Here is your guide to choosing the home care package provider that’s right for you.

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We are more than a home care package provider

At Latrobe Community Health Service we are more than a service provider. We care and we are committed to you, our clients, and to the communities we serve.

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Home care package costs and fees

Unfortunately, working out how much a home care package costs can be complicated! But you have a right to clear, patient explanations of the costs of a home care package. The complexity is due partly to the way the Australian Government assesses your income. Some service providers make it more complicated by having difficult-to-understand fee structures.

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Level 1 home care package

So, you’ve been approved for a Level 1 home care package – congratulations! You are one step closer to getting the support you need to keep you safe and independent at home. You may be wondering what kind of services – and how many – are included in a Level 1 home care package.

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Level 2 home care package

So, you’ve been approved for a Level 2 home care package – congratulations! You are one step closer to getting the support you need to keep you safe and independent at home. You may be wondering what kind of services – and how many – are included in a Level 2 home care package.

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Level 3 home care package

So, you’ve been approved for a Level 3 home care package – congratulations! You are one step closer to getting the support you need to keep you safe and independent at home. You may be wondering what kind of services – and how many – are included in a Level 3 home care package.

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Level 4 home care package

So, you’ve been approved for a Level 4 home care package – congratulations! You are one step closer to getting the support you need to keep you safe and independent at home. You may be wondering what kind of services – and how many – are included in a Level 4 home care package.

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