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Your aged care fees and costs may be subsidised, but value for money is still important. At Southcare, we have a simple fee structure and we are confident in our ability to provide you with quality home care. We also do not charge exit fees.
The table below shows the cost for services delivered by Southcare for Home Care Package customers. If you already have a HCP, call us and we can do a comparison to see if we can provide you with more hours of care. There are flexible service durations available and we do not operate time bands for service delivery – we endeavour to provide continuity of service time and care work to meet your preferences. The cost is inclusive of wages including travel time, mileage, training and development and other administration costs.
|Team member||Period||Weekday||Saturday||Sunday||Public holidays|
|Care worker (Including personal care, domestic assistance, social support, transport, respite, gardening)||30 mins||$42||$56||$69||$86|
|Care worker||45 mins||$53||$69||$86||$106|
|Care worker||1 hours||$62||$86||$102||$125|
For Southcare to manage your care package, a package management fee will be charged to cover our fixed costs. This enables our finance team to manage package funds and raise invoices and statements; our clinical governance team to deliver high quality care and meet government regulatory standards; and our procurement team to get you the best possible prices for the services, equipment and products. The following table shows the upfront fees you will have to contribute (from your government subsidy allocation if you choose Southcare to manage your package).
|Home care package subsidy||Level 1||Level 2||Level 3||Level 4|
|Care management (per fortnight)||$30||$80||$170||$255|
|Package management (per fortnight)||$30||$56||$126||$190|
The level of funding you will receive from the government will vary depending on the level of Home Care Package you have been allocated. In addition to your funding from the government, you may be required to contribute to the cost of your care through a top up fee depending on the amount of services required. This will vary from person to person and we will work with you to determine what works best for you. The following table shows the government subsidy contribution for each level of Home Care Package.
|Home Care Package subsidy||Level 1||Level 2||Level 3||Level 4|
|Standard daily subsidy||$24.46||$43.03||$93.63||$141.94|
|Standard daily subsidy (per fortnight)||$342.98||$602.42||$1310.82||$1987.16|
|Supplement daily (eg. Dementia)||$2.81||$4.95||$10.77||$16.32|
The cost of the CHSP will be dependent on how many tasks you require help with. The following tables details the fees applied to customers receiving services through the CHSP with Southcare.
|Support services (Monday - Friday)||Unit of service||Price|
|Domestic assistance||Per hour||$10.00|
|Individual social support||Per hour||$10.00|
|Minor home maintenance||Per hour||$10.00|
|In-home respite||Per hour||$10.00|
|Meal preparation||Per hour||$10.00|
|Transport (one way trip)||Per hour||$5.00|
|Personal care||Unit of service||Price|
|Monday - Friday||Per hour||$10.00|
|Public holiday||Per hour||$20.00|
Please note non-essential services are not provided on weekends or public holidays. Essential services are personal care services. Support services are minimum 0.5 hours and then 15-minute increments thereafter. Prices exclude GST which is not payable on co-contributions for Home and Community Care and Commonwealth Home Support Program services.
To get a copy of our homecare price comparison click here.
If you are considering aged care options for yourself or a loved one and would like some assistance, please contact us. We can provide guidance and help answer your questions.