Self Managing your Home Care Package

Self Managing your Home Care Package

What is self management?

What is self management?

What is self management?

Self-managing your home care package is the modern approach to home care. It means you have the power to make your own decisions around the services you need. You choose your service provider, and you chose and manage your own support workers and you choose when you receive your services and how much you pay.

As a Home Care Package recipient, you naturally want your funding to go as far as possible. When you elect to self-manage your Home Care Package, and sign up for support as a Mable customer, you benefit in multiple ways – you get greater value, more choice and better control.

Understanding Self Management

Understanding Home Care Packages

Home Care Packages provide funding for a more comprehensive, longer-term, home-based support designed to assist older Australians who want to stay living at home

Guide to Self Managing your Home Care Package

Self-managing your home care package, is the modern approach to home care. It means you have the power to make your own decisions around the services you need.

Connecting with Services for your Self Managed HCP

You can use your package funding for whatever services you require so long as they are within government guidelines and in line with your Care Plan

New research: Experiences with Self-managed Home Care Packages

New research: Experiences with Self-managed Home Care Packages

New research: Experiences with Self-managed Home Care Packages

This research investigated the effect of consumer- directed care on older people who self-manage a home care package and using Mable to find support.

The independent research, commissioned by Mable and undertaken by Dr Sarah Russell of Research Matters was designed in part to be comparable with Dr Russell’s 2019 national research undertaken on behalf of the Commonwealth into consumer experiences of in-home care: ‘Older people living well with in-home support’.

 

Read the research

Self Management in the Media

Study finds increased choice and control when self-managing Home Care Packages

A new study has found that older people feel they have more choice, control and more hours of care support if they manage their own Home Care Package.

Self-directed home care users more satisfied on care AND cost: Report

New research that compared the differences between self-directed home care and provider-managed home care sheds an interesting light on this option.

The growing case for self-managing home care

Self-management is emerging as an important and sometimes only option, to deliver aged care under the myriad reforms to the sector introduced since 2013.

Self managing your care package another option

Anyone who has tried to navigate home care for themselves or a loved one will tell you that it is a test of patience, resourcefulness and forensic accounting.

What aged care costs if you're staying at home

A record number of older Australians are receiving government-subsidised care in their own home

How to get the right home care package for you

Living independently at home can be great for your wellbeing, your family and for your community.

How to help your parents get better care at a lower cost

Home care services can be helpful because they allow older Australians to continue to live independently in their own home, with all of the quality-of-life benefits that this brings.

The long game: how to fund staying at home in the twilight years

With big increases in the number of ageing Australians, how you fund your last few decades – and where you want to live them – is becoming a much more pressing issue for families across the country.

Mable is the online service making help at home cheaper AND more convenient

In a world where you can order groceries on a screen, home appliances can be controlled by apps and anyone with a smartphone can be a taxi driver, it was only a matter of time before the home care industry followed suit.

Meet Helen and Graham

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Get double the hours of support

Self-managing your home care package means our approved provider partners can offer a low administrative fee, freeing up more funding for you to spend on your services.

Hours comparison

Chart with 2 columns, Typical Home Care Package 2-4, Mable 6-7 hours

Cost breakdown

TitleTypical Home Care PackageMable Logo
Administration Fees$5.338
(typically 35%)
$2.288
(typically 15%)
Service Funds Available$9.912
(eg. 65%)
$12,962
(eg. 85%)
Service Cost P/H$56$35
Hours Per Week (Illustrative)2-4 Hours6-7 Hours

Hours comparison

Chart with 2 columns, Typical Home Care Package 7-8, Mable 14-16 hours

Cost breakdown

TitleTypical Home Care PackageMable Logo
Administration Fees$11.725
(typically 35%)
$5.025
(typically 15%)
Service Funds Available$21.775
(eg. 65%)
$28,475
(eg. 85%)
Service Cost P/H$56 $35
Hours Per Week (Illustrative)7-8 Hours14-16 Hours

Hours comparison

Chart with 2 columns, Typical Home Care Package 10-12, Mable 22-24 hours

Cost breakdown

TitleTypical Home Care PackageMable Logo
Administration Fees$17.763
(typically 35%)
$7.613
(eg. 15%)
Service Funds Available$32.987
(eg. 65%)
$43,137
(eg. 85%)
Service Cost P/H$56 $35
Hours Per Week (Illustrative)10-12 Hours22-24 Hours

Our happy community of self managers

Mable announced the Learning Hub and I was blown away by the range of courses available and best of all, available free of charge for Mable support workers. I never expected the level of support Mable gives for its support workers, from the Learning Hub, equipment, to even the zoom meetings to check in.




Adel
Independent Support Worker
“We are in complete control now, where we weren’t before,” Graham says. “Plus, we’re getting at least twice as much service than we were with the other company. The administrative costs are a fraction of what they were.”






Graham
Aged Care Support Client
“I certainly am enjoying life with having found Mable,” Doug says. “I find it really easy to use. With Mable, you get the opportunity to choose who comes into your life and what you do and how you do it, which has made a big difference to my quality of life.”






Doug
Aged Care Support Client
"Mable has made life easier! I set my own rates, with simple admin fees and have built a strong relationship with my clients.










Diego
Independent Support Worker
"I’m in my final year of paramedic science at uni. Biggest thing with Mable is that it provides flexibility on both ends, for the client and the support worker. You’re able to tailor your hours and whatever you need, how much you can do!"







Jane
Indepedent Support Worker
"As a support worker working from the Mable platform, I find it very easy to connect with clients. I have eleven current long-term clients who all find the platform efficient – Mable gives everyone choice. As a case manager for long-term clients, Mable has given me the choice to select support workers that would best suit my client’s needs and it enables me to contact and meet with workers before agreeing to their contract. The Mable platform is very easy to use."
Fiona
Independent Support Worker
"Mable is the new way of doing things. It allows me to simply manage my funding and offers me the flexibility I need to live my life."









Grant
Disability Support Client
"The best benefit of using Mable was having a really personalised, flexible service that delivered above and beyond our expectations. It’s become a new life for my father. His life is improving, and it’s marvellous."







Caroline
Aged Care Support Client
“I liked how vigorously Mable vets support workers on its platform. They’ve got to get police checks, working with children checks if they’re working with kids, and they’ve got to pass certain bars which is really important. It protects everybody.”






Ashlee
Disability Support Client
“Finding Mable was a revelation. With Mable I get to choose the experience, and the pay level!”











Melissa
Disability Support Client
Every week they meet up and Nydia assists Kathy with photography, book events and her coaching business. “We’re really well matched in our professional goals and it feels like she’s backing me,”







Kathy
Disability Support Client
"It's because we've had this amazing opportunity to find the right support. It's made a huge difference for me personally and for Max as well. It's nice for him to have someone else to rely on and feel safe with. And for me, Mable has been a game changer. I feel like I'm in control again. I've never even had the mental capacity to even consider moving but now, I can see a really bright future for the two of us."

Natalie
Disability Support Client
The Mable platform is intuitive and easy to navigate, the support workers are easy to find and the platform has a decent search function. I use the Mable platform to book support and it keeps a history of my support and helps me to plan my schedules and timetables. I can use the platform for time management and record keeping for all my support workers. Because it’s online I can access it anywhere and use it on my mobile while on the go.
Quang
Disability Support Client
“We are in complete control now, where we weren’t before,” Graham says. “Plus, we’re getting at least twice as much service than we were with the other company. The administrative costs are a fraction of what they were.”






Graham
Aged Care Support Client
“I certainly am enjoying life with having found Mable,” Doug says. “I find it really easy to use. With Mable, you get the opportunity to choose who comes into your life and what you do and how you do it, which has made a big difference to my quality of life.”






Doug
Aged Care Support Client
"The best benefit of using Mable was having a really personalised, flexible service that delivered above and beyond our expectations. It’s become a new life for my father. His life is improving, and it’s marvellous."







Caroline
Aged Care Support Client
"Mable is the new way of doing things. It allows me to simply manage my funding and offers me the flexibility I need to live my life."









Grant
Disability Support Client
“I liked how vigorously Mable vets support workers on its platform. They’ve got to get police checks, working with children checks if they’re working with kids, and they’ve got to pass certain bars which is really important. It protects everybody.”






Ashlee
Disability Support Client
“Finding Mable was a revelation. With Mable I get to choose the experience, and the pay level!”











Melissa
Disability Support Client
Every week they meet up and Nydia assists Kathy with photography, book events and her coaching business. “We’re really well matched in our professional goals and it feels like she’s backing me,”







Kathy
Disability Support Client
"It's because we've had this amazing opportunity to find the right support. It's made a huge difference for me personally and for Max as well. It's nice for him to have someone else to rely on and feel safe with. And for me, Mable has been a game changer. I feel like I'm in control again. I've never even had the mental capacity to even consider moving but now, I can see a really bright future for the two of us."

Natalie
Disability Support Client
The Mable platform is intuitive and easy to navigate, the support workers are easy to find and the platform has a decent search function. I use the Mable platform to book support and it keeps a history of my support and helps me to plan my schedules and timetables. I can use the platform for time management and record keeping for all my support workers. Because it’s online I can access it anywhere and use it on my mobile while on the go.
Quang
Disability Support Client
Mable announced the Learning Hub and I was blown away by the range of courses available and best of all, available free of charge for Mable support workers. I never expected the level of support Mable gives for its support workers, from the Learning Hub, equipment, to even the zoom meetings to check in.




Adel
Independent Support Worker
"Mable has made life easier! I set my own rates, with simple admin fees and have built a strong relationship with my clients.










Diego
Independent Support Worker
"I’m in my final year of paramedic science at uni. Biggest thing with Mable is that it provides flexibility on both ends, for the client and the support worker. You’re able to tailor your hours and whatever you need, how much you can do!"







Jane
Indepedent Support Worker
"As a support worker working from the Mable platform, I find it very easy to connect with clients. I have eleven current long-term clients who all find the platform efficient – Mable gives everyone choice. As a case manager for long-term clients, Mable has given me the choice to select support workers that would best suit my client’s needs and it enables me to contact and meet with workers before agreeing to their contract. The Mable platform is very easy to use."
Fiona
Independent Support Worker

Common questions about Home Care Packages &
Aged Care services