What does a Government Subsidised Home Care Package cost?

What does a Government Subsidised Home Care Package cost? This is one of the most frequently asked questions since de-regulation of the aged care industry on 27th February 2017. To compare like with like, the question you really want to know is, how many hours of care will I receive with you? Daughterly Care is 100% transparent with your Home Care Package fee. Below we show the Government Funding for each of the 4 Levels of in Home Care, our fee and the number of hours of care we provide for each level.

Our cost for the extra administration required by the Government is most commonly 20% pa. By completing one of the forms below, we will call or email you to explain our low competitive Home Care Package Management Fee.

“Government Funded clients now have the power that private paying clients have always enjoyed”

Due to brilliant Government Reforms that started on the 27th of February 2017, Government Funded Clients now have total control over their Government Funding, including the ability to transfer their Government Funding from their Current Approved Provider to a New Breed of Approved Provider like Daughterly Care Community Services who provides:

  • more hours of care;

  • Better quality Caregivers;

  • and better value aged care solutions.

We don’t charge:

  • a set-up fee;
  • an exit fee if you transfer to another Approved Provider. We only charge an exit fee to the Government for closing the package if an available balance of $500 is present;
  • a contingency fee;
  • a Home Care Package Management Fee on any privately paid care;
  • any secret undisclosed fees;
  • GST incorrectly; or
  • any fees on Unspent Funds transferred from your previous Approved Provider;
  • an exit fee if you transfer to another Approved Provider for Community Care. We only charge an exit fee if you are moving into a Nursing Home or a Group Home and there is $500 of unspent funds available.

If your Government Funded Home Care Package will be paying for your care and you can’t get through on our phone or it’s after our office hours i.e. 6pm to 7.30am Mon-Fri & weekends then please click here to complete a form and we will call you back during office hours:


Very helpful Information:

Have you been approved (on the waiting list) or assigned (the funding is there and ready to start paying for services)?  There is a lot of confusion by consumers as to whether they have Home Care Package or not – read this article to know for sure.

Can self-funded and part pensioners receive a Government Subsidised in Home Care Package? Yes they can – read this article to see the extra fees they pay

If I need extra support over and above my Government Subsidised in Home Care Package, what do I pay? This page has our private care fees.

Why would I choose Daughterly Care Community Services to administer my Home Care Package and provide my support services? 14 reasons to choose Daughterly Care and Meet 21 of our naturally warm and attentive Caregivers

Do you service my suburb?  If your suburb is not on our list – email us and we will clarify if we service your area or we will recommend another provider who does.

Is your Current Approved Provider taking advantage of you? Many have been and continue to. Read these blogs to ensure you are not ripped off:

$29,888.34 overcharged errors made by former Provider

How to Avoid Large Exit Fees.

Are undisclosed hidden secret fees unethical?

Fair Aged Care Fees

The Secret 10% GST Fee being Kept by Some Approved Providers


More Information About Government Funded Consumer Directed Home Care Packages

1. What Is A Consumer Directed Care In Home Care Package?

2. What Is Consumer Directed Care (CDC)?

3. Consumers’ 9 NEW RIGHTS Under Consumer Directed Care

4. What are the costs of a Consumer Directed Care Home Care Package?

5. How Will Consumer Directed Care Benefit My Loved One?

6. Is Consumer Directed Care Working?

7. Will Consumer Directed Care Make It Easier For My Loved One To Stay At Home?

8. How do you apply for a Government Subsidised Consumer Directed In Home Care Package?

9. How do I know if the Home Care Package fees I’m being charged are fair?

10. Frequently Asked Questions About Consumer Directed Care Home Care Packages

11. Are you approved or assigned a Government Funded Home Care Package?

12. How do I transfer my Home Care Package?

13. How do I start my Home Care Package?

14. How many hours of support or care can I receive for my Home Care Package? (Go to the box with 4 options half way down this page) Current Page

Discover the secret to getting more out of your Consumer Directed Care Package!

Do you have a question that isn’t answered here or just looking for more information? Browse our FAQs.