Reports from the recent Royal Commission investigation into Aged Care highlight that many elderly Australians would prefer to receive care in their own home, rather than moving into an aged care facility.
If you wish to remain living independently at home but need a helping hand, home support through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) may be the answer you are looking for.
The Government has recently announced $92.2 million of additional support for home care and CHSP providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
What type of support is available through the CHSP?
Australians are living longer, and the Royal Commission is highlighting that our elderly are determined to remain independent and living at home. The Commonwealth Home Support Programme provides services to assist ageing Australians to remain living at home. Services available through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme include:
- Community and home support services such as personal care, help with household chores or home maintenance services;
- Meals and food services such as help with shopping, meal preparation or meal delivery;
- Allied health support services including physiotherapy, speech pathology or occupational therapy; and
- Respite care services for carers to take a break.
How can you access this service?
You can access the Commonwealth Home Support Programme through your My Aged Care account, or you may be referred through a hospital or your GP. To register with My Aged Care, we recommend you visit our step-by-step Navigating My Aged Care page which will guide you through the application process.
We can help you to stay in your own home, connected to your community and in control of your lifestyle.