Commonwealth Home Support Program
This program is right for you if you are an older person who can mostly – but not completely – live and cope on your own and don’t yet need higher levels of support. It aims to help you stay independent and in your home and community for longer.
Here are some examples of services you would get under the CHSP, in the community and at home:
- Social Support - social activities in a community-based group setting
- Transport - helps you get out and about for shopping or appointments
- Domestic Assistance - eg cleaning, clothes washing and ironing
- Personal Care - help with bathing or showering, dressing, going to the toilet
- Home Maintenance - minor repairs and care of your house or yard, eg changing light bulbs
- Home Modification - install minor aids such as alarms, ramps and support rails
- Nursing - a qualified nurse comes to your home and may, for example, dress a wound
if you are an older person who can mostly - but not completely - live and cope on your own and don't yet need higher levels of support
What is the Overview to the Commonwealth Home Support Program
This program is right for you if you are an older person who can mostly – but not completely – live and cope on your...
What services can I receive?
Many services are approved for use within the Commonwealth Home Support Program.
Do I need a My Aged Care & Client record?
Like other Government funded Home Care, you will need to be assessed to make sure that the Commonwealth Home Support...
What is the Regional Assessment Service?
If you have heard of a 'RAS' you are no doubt wondering what it is. Find out what the Regional Assessment Service is...
How do I get the CHSP assessment results?
Once you've been assessed it's important to know what is next. We cover it here along with how you receive your...
What are the finances for CHSP?
Covering everything you need to know about how the finances work for the Commonwealth Home Support Program.
Do I need to make a cost contribution to CHSP?
You are asked to contribute to the cost of the care and services you receive if you can afford it.