Commonwealth Home Support Programme
As you get older, everyday tasks can become more difficult. Even though you need help, you may still want to live at home. Asking for help doesn’t mean losing your independence or moving out of home.
The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) helps senior Australians access entry-level support services to live independently and safely at home.
CHSP works with you to maintain your independence rather than doing things for you.
Is it for me?
Eligibility for this program is based on your support, needs and age.
If you’re having trouble with everyday tasks and feel that a little support could improve your health and wellbeing, CHSP could be right for you.
To be eligible for this program, you must be aged 65 years or older (50 years or older for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people).
A face-to-face assessment will determine eligibility and ensure that the right services are made available to those that need them.
If your needs are more complex, a Home Care Package could be better suited to you.
Services available through City of Greater Bendigo
The City of Greater Bendigo provides a range of services under the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) including:
- Domestic assistance
- Personal care
- Property maintenance
- In-house respite
- Food services
- Social support (formerly Planned Activity Group)
- Social Support Individual
- Fees and costs for home support services
To access these services people must undergo an assessment by the Regional Assessment Services. To arrange an assessment, please contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 (Translating and Interpreting Service 131 450, National Relay Service 133 677), or visit their website at www.myagedcare.gov.au
Other services available through CHSP
All aged care services provided by other agencies in the City of Greater Bendigo such as home nursing, allied health, occupational therapy, podiatry etc must also undergo a living at home assessment by the Regional Assessment Services. To arrange an assessment, please contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 (Translating and Interpreting Service 131 450, National Relay Service 133 677), or visit their website at www.myagedcare.gov.au
For more information about Home Support Services please contact our Home Support Team on 03 4408 6560.