Dowerin Home Care

Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)

Funded by the Australian Government, the Commonwealth Home Support Programme provides a range of entry-level aged care services for older people who need assistance to keep living independently at home and in their community. If you are generally able to manage but just need some help with daily tasks to continue living at home, Commonwealth Home Support Programme services may be right for you.

The aim of the program is to help older people live as independently as possible — with a focus on working with you, rather than doing for you. It is about building on your strengths and abilities to help you remain living independently and safely at home. The program is for people aged 65 years and over (50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people). The program also includes support services for prematurely aged people on a low income who are 50 years or over (45 years or over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Dowerin Home Care can assist with these services:

There are different services to help you manage your day-to-day activities. Depending on your needs, you may be eligible to receive:

  • transport to appointments and activities
  • domestic help (e.g. house cleaning, washing clothes)
  • personal care (e.g. help with showering or dressing)
  • home maintenance (e.g. changing light bulbs, gardening)
  • home modifications (e.g. getting a grab rail installed)
  • aids and equipment (e.g. bath seat, raised toilet seat, mobility aids)
  • meals, food preparation, nutrition advice, cooking skills
  • nursing (e.g. managing medication)
  • allied health (e.g. podiatry, physiotherapy, occupational therapy)
  • social support (e.g. accompanied activities, group excursions)
  • respite (care for you while your carer takes a break).

How do I access Commonwealth Home Support Programme services?

  • Call My Aged Care 1800 200 422
  • Have a home support assessment
  • Agree on a home support plan
  • Select service providers and work out your fees
  • Manage your services

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