Home Care Packages (HCP)

What is a Home Care Package (HCP)?

Home Care Packages (HCP) helps older Australians to access support services at home. HCPs are designed for those with more complex care needs that go beyond what the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) can provide.

A HCP can be an option if you need a coordinated approach to the delivery of support at home, perhaps because you need support with many everyday tasks or the care you need is more complex or intensive.

Who can access a Home Care Package?

If you are an older person aged 65 years or above, or an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander aged 50 years or older, having difficulties managing at home you may be eligible to access a HCP.

You will need an aged care assessment and may be asked to contribute an income tested care fee to DACS. Your income tested care fee is calculated by Services Australia (refer to myagedcare.gov.au). DACS can support you through the process to obtain a My Aged Care referral as needed.

Find out more about our services below or contact DACS today.

Our In-Home Services

  • Assistive technology
  • Domestic assistance
  • Clinical care 
    • Nursing
  • Flexible respite
  • Home maintenance 
    • Gardening
    • Flooring and pathway repairs
  • Meal preparation
  • Medication support
  • Personal care
  • Social support
  • Transport 
  • Allied health and programs 
    • Occupational therapy
    • Physiotherapy
    • Exercise physiology
    • Podiatry
    • Nutrition management.



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