What is Home Care Packages?

Home Care Packages are a co-ordinated package of services which are tailored to meet client’s specific care needs so that they can continue to live at home. The programme was initially targeted at frail and older Australians, however, there is no minimum age requirement.

In exceptional circumstances, younger people with disabilities, dementia or special care needs may be able to access a Home Care Package if the person has been assessed and approved by the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria and Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS). This should only occur where there are no other care facilities or care services more appropriate to meet the person’s needs.