Home Care Package Rates – Updated November 2017
The following information should be used as a guide – we are always open to discuss your individual circumstances and aim to be flexible wherever possible.
Our ordinary hourly rates can be found at the bottom of this page – however, they alone might not help you to understand what you will receive through your funded home care package.
There are 2 significant factors which will determine how many hours of care you can expect to receive:
- The level of package the Aged Care Assessment Team determined you are eligible for.
- The contribution that Centrelink determined you must make toward you package budget, based on you assets and income (between $0 and $200 per week).
Without knowing your exact circumstances, here is a guide to what you can expect – should you elect to spend your package budget with Bannister In Home Care:
|Package level||Approximate Weekly Subsidy||Approximate Weekly Hours of Care|
|Level 1||$156.00||(2 – 3 Hours)|
|Level 2||$284.00||(5 – 6 Hours)|
|Level 3||$625.00||(9 – 12 Hours)|
|Level 4||$951.00||(15 – 20 Hours)|
Other costs which may be factored in to your care:
- Administration: (between 5% -15%)
Explained: Part of our obligation to help you access your package funds involves providing you and the department of Health with a budget of funds and expenditure, which incurs an administrative charge. This charge also goes towards our payroll management and various overheads involved in running a home care business. Depending on the nature of your requirements this will vary.
- Case Management: between (0% – 15%)
Explained: Many clients that wish to remain independent at home require a great deal of coordination between our managers, care staff, family and specialist services. We don’t assume that there will be a great deal of management involved in coordinating services and we are transparent regarding why we apply these charges when we do.
- Home Mods/Other expenses: (???%)
Explained: One great thing about home care packages is that they allow for you to pay for things like home modifications or technological devices that help to meet your goals as a home care package client. You must accumulate funds over time to afford these costs so we work out a practical % to withhold on a case by case basis – this will only ever be a short term charge.
- Exit Fee: (Max $150)
Explained: Should you need to transfer you package away from us at any stage, there will always be a few hours work in reconciling budgets and potentially transferring unspent funds. To make sure we reflect the cost of taking these steps we reserve the right to charge $150 if necessary to ensure that you move seamlessly from our service to your next stage.
BIHC Hourly schedule of fees
|Day||8am – 6pm||$54.00|
|Evening||6pm – 10pm||$57.00|
|Night Shift||10pm – 8am||$60.00|
|Day Saturday||8am – 6pm||$62.00|
|Evening Saturday||6pm -10pm||$68.00|
|Night Saturday||10pm – 8am||$72.00|
|Day Sunday||8am – 6pm||$72.00|
|Evening Sunday||6pm -10pm||$78.00|
|Night Sunday||10pm – 6am||$82.00|
|Day Public Holiday||8am – 6pm||$93.00|
|Evening Public Holiday||6pm -10pm||$96.00|
|Night Public Holiday||10pm – 6am||$101.00|
Inactive Sleepover rates
|Sleepover||10hrs negotiated time||$260.00|
|Saturday Sleepover||10hrs negotiated time||$340.00|
|Sunday/PH Sleepover||10hrs negotiated time||$345.00|
Note: In service KM’s incur a $1.00/KM charge.
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