Southcare’s community aged care services are funded by the State and Commonwealth Governments through the Home and Community Care (HACC) Program and Home Care Packages.

Access to these services is determined by assessment based on specific eligibility criteria. While Government subsidises these services, the client, depending on their ability to pay, is also required to make a financial contribution to receive them.

For new and existing clients who need more services than their subsidised care plan allocation or who are unable to access Government Home Care Packages in the short term, Southcare is able to provide private care services at an affordable rate. These services may be provided on a casual, short or long term basis, with less limitations on frequency and type of service provided.

Please call our office on 9450 6233 or contact us for more information about our private care services.

Services Q & A

How can I access your services?

Southcare is funded by the Commonwealth and State Governments to provide aged care services in your home and through our Social Centre. We provide these services through the Home and Community Care (HACC) Program and Home Care Packages. Access to these services is determined at a free assessment with you by a Regional Assessment Services (RAS) Team or an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) depending on the level of care you need.

Further information can be obtained by contacting our office or on the My Aged Care website.

Where do you provide your services?

Southcare is funded to provide services within the South-East Metropolitan region. Our service area includes suburbs in the Cities of South Perth, Belmont, Canning, Victoria Park, Armadale and Gosnells.

How much does it cost?

Basic services provided by us through the Home and Care (HACC) Program and subsidised by the Government start from $8 per hour. Higher and more complex need services may be provided through an Aged Care Package funding which costs more depending on the care service agreed with you.

How does it work once I have been assessed to receive subsidised aged care?

A member of our Care Coordination Team will contact you to arrange an appointment to come out and meet you. Your family members or a friend may also be present at this meeting, should you desire. Together. we will create a care plan with you centred on your needs and aspirations. Once this has been agreed, we will both sign off on it and your services will commence. You will receive a copy of the Care Plan for keep at your home.

What about Private Care

Southcare also provides Private Care services which are not subsidised by the Government.