Home Care Packages: Level 2 (HCP Level 2)

on the Thursday, November 17, 2016

Home Care Packages are home care & home help services that are funded (either in part or in full) by the Australian Government.

Level 2 Home Care Packages (sometimes seen abbreviated as HCP Level 2 or HCP2) are aimed at supporting people who have low level care needs. If you or a loved one has low level care needs, you may be eligible to receive assistance with:

  • Personal care
  • Domestic assistance
  • Loan of basic care equipment
  • Social support
  • Meal preparation
  • Shopping
  • Transport
  • Social support
  • Basic home & garden maintenance
  • Some nursing care

Recipients of a Level 2 Home Care Package may also be eligible to enter residential aged care, but would prefer to remain living at home.

To access a Level 2 Home Care Package, you or your loved one will need to undergo an assessment by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) - also known as an Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS) in Victoria. This assessment will determine whether you are eligible to receive a Home Care Package and if a Level 2 package would be suitable for your in-home care needs.

Click here to find your nearest ACAT/ACAS.

All Level 2 Home Care Packages are now offered under the new Consumer Directed Care (CDC) Model which means you have more control over how your Home Care Package funds are spent.

Click here to find out more about Consumer Directed Care.

Home Care Packages can only be delivered by approved services providers on behalf of the Government.

Click on your state below to find your nearest home care package level 2 provider: