The cost of a Home Care Package is based on:
- how much the Australian Government pays (the subsidy)
- how much you may need to pay (Home Care fees payable by you).
The subsidy the Australian Government pays varies according to the level of Home Care Package you receive. This amount is paid to Baptcare as your Home Care Provider.
There are three types of fees that you may need to pay:
- a basic daily fee (Baptcare does not ask you to pay this fee)
- an income-tested care fee (an extra contribution that some people pay, based on their income assessment)
- Home Care service fees. Note, Baptcare will clearly outline any other fees you are required to pay in your Home Care Agreement.
You can find out more by calling Baptcare on 13 22 78.
The basic daily fee is set by the government at a percentage of the single basic age pension. This fee varies depending on your Home Care Package level. Baptcare does not charge the basic daily fee. For more information on the basic daily fee refer the My Aged Care website.
The income-tested care fee is an extra contribution that some people pay. This fee is determined by your income assessment, and it’s different for everyone. The fee is based on your individual income, including your pension. However, full pensioners do not pay an income-tested care fee.
For more information about the income-tested Home Care fee refer to the My Aged Care website.
No. Baptcare does not charge any entry, exit or set-up fees.