Home Care Package Level 2 - Low Care Needs

In Melbourne, Colbrow Care offers Level 2 Home Care Packages to address low level care needs. In order to assist elderly Australians in continuing to live at home for as long as possible, Home Care Packages provide the necessary support to those in need within the aged care system. These packages, which include a variety of services to improve people’s quality of life, are designed to satisfy the various demands of individuals. 

What is a Level 2 Home Care Package?

Home Care Packages are classified into four levels, based on the intensity of care required. Level 2 Home Care Packages offer low-level care and support, suitable for individuals who need some assistance with daily activities but do not require intensive support. This package provides more services and higher funding compared to Level 1, addressing both basic and slightly more complex care needs.

Support Included in Home Care Package Level 2

The primary difference between Level 1 and Level 2 Home Care Packages is the amount of funding and the range of services available. A Level 2 package provides a higher government subsidy, which allows for more comprehensive care and support services. Level 2 still provides all the basic support from Level 1, however offers more comprehensive care in certain aspects including:

  • Advanced Health and Allied Health Services: Level 2 packages offer more comprehensive access to health and allied health services. This can include regular visits from nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and other health professionals.
  • Greater Access to Technology and Equipment: Level 2 packages provide more funding for assistive technology and equipment compared to Level 1 packages. The additional resources available in a Level 2 can improve the client’s ability to perform daily activities and remain safe at home.
  • While both Level 1 and Level 2 packages include social support, Level 2 packages offer more opportunities for social interaction and community access. This can include more frequent companionship and emotional support or community activities.

Level 2 Home Care Packages in Melbourne, Victoria

How to Access a Home Care Package Level 2 in Victoria

Obtaining a Home Care Package involves an assessment by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). Here are the steps to secure a home care package:

  • Assessment: Reach out to My Aged Care or your local provider to schedule an assessment by ACAT. This evaluation will determine the level of care you need and your eligibility for a Home Care Package.
  • Approval: Once you qualify, you will receive a letter of approval detailing the level of care and the services you are entitled to.
  • Choosing a Provider: After approval, you can select a home care provider. Following approval, Colbrow Care’s team will perform a comprehensive assessment to understand your preferences and requirements, ensuring the care plan is specifically designed for you.

The Costs of a Level 2 Home Care Package

For each Home Care Package level, the Australian Government provides a different subsidy amount, coordinated by your Home Care Package provider. The exact subsidy for your package will depend on whether you are required to pay an income-tested care fee, which is determined during an income assessment. As of July 2023, the government subsidy for Level 2 Home Care Packages is approximately $692.86 per fortnight, with this contribution increasing annually to keep pace with changing care needs.

Why Choose Colbrow Care?

Colbrow Care distinguishes itself through its commitment to delivering high-quality, personalised care. With extensive experience spanning decades, Colbrow Care possesses a profound understanding of individual needs and the best methods to address them effectively. Our approach is tailored to ensure that each client receives care that perfectly matches their unique needs and lifestyle.
For more information about our Melbourne Home Care Packages and services, please contact us to learn how we can help you maintain your independence and well-being at home.

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