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Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)

If you want to stay in your own home, but need some help with daily tasks, or require entry level care, the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) may be able to help.

What is a Home Care Package (HCP)?

A Home Care Package provides Government funded services that will help you to remain at home for as long as possible, as well as providing choice and flexibility in the way that the care and support is provided.

  1. What is My Aged Care?

    My Aged Care is a Government operated website and contact centre that can help older Australians access Government funded in home support options, community care or residential aged care.

  2. How much can home care cost?

    The Australian Government subsidises the delivery of home care services and packages. However, if you can afford to, you are expected to contribute to the cost of your care.

  3. Home Care Package Fee Estimator

    Use the home care fee estimator to help you to work out an estimate of what costs and fees you'll be asked to pay when accessing aged care services in your home.

  4. Assessing your needs and eligibility

    To work out exactly what kind of help you need at home, you need to be assessed. If you would like Government assistance for home support, this starts with an initial screening when you get in touch with the My Aged Care contact centre.

  5. What is Centre Based Care (CBC)?

    Living independently and engaging with people in social groups can be difficult as a person grows older, but it’s not impossible.

  6. Day Therapy Centres (DTC)

    Day Therapy Centres offer physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy, podiatry and other therapy services to older people living in the community and who are residents of Commonwealth funded aged care homes.

  7. Should I go into respite care?

    Caring for a loved one is a valuable and rewarding job but also a tough one, and as a carer it’s easy to forget about your own well being. 

  8. Do I need transition care?

    If you end up in hospital for a time due to a health problem and are soon to be released back to your home, you may want to engage the Transition Care Program which can assist you in transitioning back into everyday life.

  9. How can Veterans Care support me?

    If you are a veteran, war widow or war widower, there are a number of aged care services supported by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) that you may be able to access.

  10. Case Managers

    It is possible to remain living in your own home with a little bit of help. However, with so many services available, it can be challenging to know where to start and which one to use.

  11. What a financial advisor can do for you

    Dealing with complex financial issues at a time when your main concern is the health and welfare of loved ones can be challenging, not to mention time consuming and very confusing.

  12. How can a placement consultant assist me?

    Needing to place a loved one into an aged care home can be a highly stressful event for families and carers. This process can be eased significantly with the help of an aged care placement consultant. 

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