Self-Managed Home Care Package

Self-Managed Home Care Packages at Relative Care: Taking Control of Your Care Journey

At Relative Care, we empower you to control your care, offering autonomy and personalization that aligns with your unique needs and preferences.

How It Works

Government-funded self-managed home care packages provide a powerful alternative to non-self managed HCP. In Australia, a non-self-managed home care package refers to a government-funded program designed to provide support and services to older individuals who wish to continue living independently in their own homes. A home care package is a coordinated package of care and services tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. Non-self-managed implies that the administration of the home care package is handled by an approved service provider on behalf of the recipient. The service provider is responsible for managing funds, coordinating services, and ensuring that the care plan is implemented effectively. This model aims to provide flexibility and choice to individuals while maintaining a level of support and oversight to ensure the well-being of those receiving care. Here’s a breakdown of the process:

Administration Fee for the Package

Instead of relying entirely on a provider, you can self-manage your Home Care Package. Pay a percentage (x%) of your package funds as a Package Management Fee to a provider. This fee covers administrative tasks such as managing invoices and accounting matters.

Your Involvement in Coordinating

Self-management puts you in charge of coordinating your care. Make informed decisions about how your allocated funds are best utilized to meet your needs and enhance your quality of life.

Self-Managed Home Care Packages: Fostering Your Autonomy

The Australian Home Care Package (HCP) program offers four distinct home support levels, each with varying funding levels. Relative Care understands that one size does not fit all when managing home care packages. While self-management can be empowering for some, it might only suit some.

Embark on Your Self-Managed Journey

If the path of self-managing a home care package resonates with you, let Relative Care be your trusted guide. Here’s a unique guide to kickstarting your empowered care experience:

1. Inform Your Provider

Share your decision with your current provider. Let them assist you in navigating the transition process.

2. Dedicated Financial Planning

Establish a dedicated bank account for your home care package funds, exclusively designed for managing your care expenses.

3. Craft Your Personal Care Plan

Collaborate with Relative Care to develop a comprehensive care plan to articulate your unique needs and aspirations.

4. Financial Wisdom

As a self-manager, prudent budgeting is key. Keep meticulous records of transactions and receipts for a clear financial overview.

5. Freedom of Choice

Research and choose service providers in line with your preferences, with the flexibility to change providers when necessary.

6. Dynamic Monitoring

Continuously oversee your care services and budget and make adjustments to meet your evolving needs.

7. Stay Informed

Stay updated on changes in the aged care landscape and regulations that may impact your self-management approach.

Self Managed (10% Plan management fee Level 1 to 4)

Level 1

$ 197.52 Per week

Plan Management Fee / Week

No Care Coordination

3.55 Hours

Estimated Support Per Week

Level 2

$ 347.38 Per week

Plan Management Fee / Week

No Care Coordination

6.25 Hours

Estimated Support Per Week

Level 3

$ 755.97 Per week

Plan Management Fee / Week

No Care Coordination

13.60 Hours

Estimated Support Per Week

Level 4

$ 1,146
Per week

Plan Management Fee / Week

No Care Coordination

20.62 Hours

Estimated Support Per Week

Estimated hours of support per week based on an average of $50 per hour charged for support work.

Choose Relative Care as your supportive partner on this self-managed home care journey.

Contact us today to embark on your empowered care experience.

Your Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started with Self-Managed Relative Care

Embarking on the journey of self-management with Relative Care is a straightforward process that empowers Australians to take control of their home care packages. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to get started:

1. Initial Decision

Determine if self-managing a home care package aligns with your preferences and needs.

2. Contact Relative Care

Reach out to Relative Care to express your interest in self-management. - Relative Care’s knowledgeable team will guide you through the initial steps and provide essential information.

3. Consultation and Assessment

4. Package Management Fee Discussion

5. Developing a Care Plan

6. Budgeting Guidance

7. Choosing Service Providers

8. Setting Up a Dedicated Bank Account

9. Continuous Monitoring

10. Stay Updated

By taking these steps with Relative Care, Australians can seamlessly transition into the empowering experience of self-managing their home care packages.

Contact Relative Care today to start your journey towards personalized and independent care.

Navigating Challenges in Self-Managed Home Care Packages

While the empowerment of self-management is evident, it does come with its own set of challenges:

Administrative Accountability

Taking charge of budgets and record-keeping entails a significant administrative load.

Responsibility of Deciding

Decision-making about service providers and care arrangements can be overwhelming.

Assistance Network

Only some have a robust support system for tasks like financial management.

Adaptation Period

Individuals new to budget management and interactions with service providers may encounter an adaptation period.

Time Commitment

Self-management entails a significant time commitment, requiring vigilant monitoring and coordination of care.

Potential for Exceeding Budget

Lack of meticulous budgeting poses a potential risk of exceeding planned expenses, potentially resulting in inadequate funds for essential services.

Opting for self-managed Home Care in Australia is an empowering choice, but readiness for administrative responsibilities is crucial. At Relative Home Care, we acknowledge the importance of making informed choices.

Enjoy Effortless Care with Our Provider-Managed Home Care Packages

Navigating your care journey can be daunting. Relative Care provides customized solutions for those who prefer a hands-off approach. If the administrative aspects of your Home Care Package feel overwhelming, our Provider-Managed arrangement is crafted specifically with you in mind. Moreover, for a stress-free experience, delve into the offerings of our Comprehensive Home Care Package.

Provider-Managed Solution: Your Stress-Free Choice

For those desiring a more hands-off approach or finding the administrative aspects challenging, our Provider-Managed solution is the ideal choice. Here’s what distinguishes it:

Expert Care Coordination

Entrust us with the administrative intricacies. Our team ensures efficient package management, providing a smooth and stress-free experience.

Collaborative Decision-Making

While we manage administrative tasks, your input remains vital in crucial decisions about your care. We value your involvement in fostering a collaborative and supportive care environment.

Distinct Features of the Comprehensive Home Care Package

Prioritizing Your Well-being

At Relative Care, we place your comfort and well-being at the forefront. Whether you opt for our Provider-Managed arrangement or the Comprehensive Self-Managed Home Care Package, be confident that your care experience will suit your preferences.

Opt for Relative Care with Peace of Mind

Embark on a care journey without stress with Relative Care. Our Provider-Managed and Comprehensive Self-Managed Home Care Packages offer the flexibility and support you need. Your comfort is paramount because Relative Care begins with your well-being in mind.

Remember, you don’t have to navigate this decision alone. Seek guidance from aged care professionals, advocacy groups, and your service provider. Regardless your path, Relative Care is here to elevate your quality of life and assist you in living well in your home for as long as possible.

Greetings from Relative Care – Your Companion in Outstanding Community Care!

Relative Care has been assisting clients on the Central Coast for several years through care programs delivered through the NDIS or My Aged Care. Relative Care is a locally owned company that employs local staff. We have friendly, experienced Support Workers, who have a clear National Police Check and Working with Children Check. Our services are provided for the time you request them. No waiting for your Careworker to turn up!

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