By your side when you need us.

Live life your way, in the comfort of your own home.

By your side when you need us.

Live life your way, in the comfort of your own home.

How it works

Want to know more about the process? Our Care Managers are ready to help. They know how the care at home process works inside and out, and can get you started on your journey in receiving the care that you deserve.

Here are some of the topics they can help with:

  • Navigating the Government agencies (MyAgedCare & ACAT)
  • How to apply for Home Care Packages
  • Help with Government forms
  • Help with prioritising your package
  • Assistance to access private homecare services

Areas of assistance we offer:

Independence at home

  • Domestic assistance and general house cleaning
  • Changing bedding and laundry
  • Meal and food preparation
  • Shopping or shop by list
  • Transportation

Personal care

  • Personal hygiene
  • Grooming, dressing and bathing, showering
  • Medication prompting and administration
  • Continence care

Health and wellbeing

  • Individual social
  • Group social programs
  • Dietitians, eat well, live well program
  • Stay connected with technology
  • Respite services
  • Wellbeing and check ins

Balance and mobility

  • Allied health
  • Occupational home assessments
  • Personalised physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Falls prevention
  • Exercise programs
  • Mobility aids

Home and garden maintenance

  • Home maintenance
  • Safety and monitoring equipment
  • Minor modifications
  • Regular lawn mowing, pruning and gardening
  • Garden safety maintenance
  • Spring cleaning

Nursing and clinical care

  • Clinical and risk management
  • Medication management
  • Pain management
  • Chronic disease management

How much does care at home cost?

The cost for receiving care at home is based on the level of support needed.

We can assist you to apply for a government-funded home care package to cover the costs associated with services based on your preferences and care needs. In some situations, the government may require you to pay an income tested care fee towards your care needs. The income tested care fee is based on your financial assets.

Level 1

This package is assigned to those needing a basic level of care. 

For individuals who approach basic everyday tasks with a bit of difficulty, a personal carer can make life easier.

  • Personal care
  • Meal preparation
  • Shopping
  • Social support
  • Light chores

Annualised funding: $9,179.75

Level 2

This package is assigned to those needing a low level of care.

When individuals feel challenged by everyday tasks, care at home can be a great relief.

  • Personal care 
  • Meal preparation 
  • Social support 
  • Light home & garden maintenance 
  • Transportation to/from appointments

Annualised funding: $16,147.60

Level 3

This package is assigned to those needing an intermediate level of care.

As individual's care needs evolve, additional services may be required in line with their health needs.

  • Personal care
  • Shopping and meal preparation
  • Medication management
  • Memory and/or behavioural support
  • Allied health support
  • Social support
  • Transportation to/from appointments

Annualised funding: $35,138.55

Level 4

This package is assigned to those needing a high level of care.

As individuals develop complex care needs, this package can assist receiving a range of support services.

  • Personal care 
  • Nursing care 
  • Meal preparation 
  • Help with assistive technology 
  • Assistance with home safety modifications 
  • Medication management 
  • Allied health support 
  • Activities to support memory 
  • Transportation to/from appointments 
  • Behavioral support

Annualised funding: $53,268.10

*All services are available across all levels depending on your needs and available funding.

Partnership throughout the process

The cost for receiving care at home is based on the level of support needed and your financial situation. You may qualify for financial assistance from the Australian Government through a Home Care Package.

Whether you qualify for a Home Care Package or not, our Care Managers can help you understand how to best use your budget. Ask us about our:

  • Transparent pricing
  • Zero exit fees
  • Low package and administration fees

 

First, let's get to know each other.

Our expert team will help you navigate through Australia’s aged care system to get the ball rolling. No question is a bad question, so before our talk, make a list! We’re happy to answer any and all enquiries in Australia.

To ensure that the assigned carer is a great fit

To ensure that the assigned carer is a great fit, we’ll perform a needs assessment. During this process, we’ll ask questions regarding requirements, concerns, description of surroundings and even likes and dislikes.

Finally, let's set up a tailored plan.

Once we have a complete understanding of needs, your assigned Respect Care Manager will tailor a plan that promotes safe and supported living. Our carers are screened for empathy to ensure you'll receive kind, compassionate assistance at home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Safety

How do I know that we are safe with a Respect carer?

Additional benefits

Besides providing a helping hand, what else can I get out of having support at home?

Career opportunities

I would like to be a caregiver. Are you hiring?

Process

How can I prepare for my ACAT assessment?

Process

Can someone join me during the assessment?

Fees

Is there a cost involved with the ACAT assessment?

Process

Will an income assessment be done?

Support

We can't wait for a Home Care Package. What services can Respect assist with immediately?

Funding

What can and can't I use Home Care Package funding for?

Service

How many hours of service am I entitled to?

Fees

Does Respect have an exit fee?

Support

How can I switch to Respect from another provider?

Service

Do Respect Home Care support workers have training and qualifications?

Flexibility

Can I choose my own Home Care support worker?

Service

How can I add or cancel a service?

Have questions?

Looking for further information on how to get care at home? Please provide your info below and we’ll get back to you, plus send you an info kit brochure about Care at Home.

Would you rather talk to us? Give us a call on 1300 144 144