Home Care Packages

Looking to stay in your home longer?
Is your loved one in need of a bit of assistance in their daily life? Gratis Home Care, based in Adelaide, are a Government Funded Home Care Provider who are there to help your loved ones when they need it the most.
Home Care Packages (HCP) are one of the best ways that older Australians can access affordable home care services.
So, if you need help around the home, Home Care Packages can be an option – perhaps because you need help with many everyday tasks, or the care you need is more complex or intensive.

Gratis Home Care is an approved Home Care Provider.  For those of you who have ageing loved ones and are seeking to provide them assistance, Gratis Home Care are able to provide services funded by the government to deliver services to assist them on their home.

Home Care Packages (HCP) are one of the ways that older Australians can access affordable care services to get some help at home.  To get started, all you need to do is apply for an assessment to be eligible for an assessment.

First, you need to find out if you’re eligible. To arrange an assessment you can either:

  • Call Gratis Home Care and we can help you get started on 1300 472 847
  • Call My Aged Care on 1800 200 411 (make sure to have your Medicare number with you)
  • Or apply online at My Aged Care

If eligible My Aged Care will arrange for an independent assessor to come to your home and assess your needs.

There is no cost to have an assessment for a Home Care Package, but if you are eligible, you may be asked to contribute to the cost of your care, where your personal circumstances allow. Please note that Gratis Home Care does not charge the Basic Daily Fee if you’re on a full pension.

You may also need a formal income assessment by the Department of Human Services before you can receive services. 

Gratis Home Care offers a range of services from cleaning to gardening, personal care, social support, transport, nursing, allied health, and companionship to assist your loved ones to remain at home and for longer.

Gratis Home Care workers are skilled, trained, friendly and prompt.  You can have peace of mind knowing that your loved ones are cared by workers who are compliant with clear police checks, hold the necessary qualifications to work in aged care and most importantly display a great understanding of the care required and/or experience to work alongside you and your loved ones.

Gratis Home Care was founded on the belief that everyone has their own individual circumstances and we are here to assist you to fill the gaps and meet the daily, weekly or monthly challenges so that you feel confident to live your very best life at home for as long as you choose to do so.  We can say with confidence that Gratis Home Care will not send a worker unless they feel that person would be appropriate to care for one of our family members. We value your trust and promise to give you the peace of mind you desire.

Gratis has also invested in an online platform for the family and their loved one to use. The online platform makes it easy for the family to view the whole care and support plan for the client online. It is a great way to know what is happening, and how Gratis Home Care is helping.

Gratis Home Care is available for all Adelaide metro areas, from up north to down south.

What kind of help can I receive?

Services that keep me well and independent
Personal care
Allied health and therapy services
Specialised support
Meal preparation and diet
Services that keep me safe in my home longer
Domestic assistance
Home maintenance
Home modifications
Goods, equipment and assistive technology
Services that allow me to interact with my community
Social support

Gratis Home Care is all about consumer choice. We recommend you shop around to find the service provider that is right for you. Gratis Home Care prides itself on being a boutique home care provider that listens to your needs and works with you.

Once you have chosen your preferred provider, your Home Care Package funds will be paid directly to the provider each month to deliver services to you.

As everyone’s care needs are different, there are four levels of Home Care Packages with different funding amounts. These cover basic support needs through to high care needs.

The package level assigned to you is based on your needs.

Package level Level of care needs
Level 1 Basic care needs – approximately $9,000 a year
Level 2 Low care needs – approximately $15,750 a year
Level 3 Intermediate care needs – approximately $34,250 a year
Level 4 High care needs – approximately $52,000 a year

* These figures are rounded.

Gratis Home Care will work with you to identify your care needs and decide how best to spend your package funding.

Services not included*

There are care and services that you must not use Home Care Package funds for:

  • items that would normally be purchased out of general income
  • buying food, except as part of enteral feeding requirements
  • payment for permanent accommodation, including assistance with home purchase, mortgage payments or rent
  • payment of home care fees
  • payment of fees or charges for other types of care funded or jointly funded by the Australian Government
  • home modifications or assets that are not related to your care needs
  • travel and accommodation for holidays
  • cost of entertainment activities, such as club memberships and tickets to sporting events
  • gambling activities
  • payment for services and items covered by the Medicare Benefits Schedule or the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

*As per My Aged Care