Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)
Discover the Commonwealth Home Support Programme, a gateway to affordable and efficient home-based care. Unveil a world where tailored aged care services empower older Australians to live independently in their own homes.
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About the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).
At myHomecare, we understand there may be times in our life when we need a little help. This may be to get the day started, getting out and about or help around the home. CHSP works by maximising independence through entry-level support to enhance your quality of life in your own home. As a leading provider, myHomecare has been approved by the Government to deliver subsidised care and services.
Who can access the CHSP?
Eligibility for CHSP services is based on your needs and age. If you’re having trouble with everyday tasks and feel that one or two services could improve your health and wellbeing, CHSP could be right for you.
To be eligible for CHSP program, you must be aged:
- 65 years or older (50 years or older for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people), or
- 50 years or older (45 years or older for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people) and on a low income, homeless, or at risk of being homeless.
A face-to-face assessment by trained assessors will determine eligibility and ensure that the right CHSP services are made available to those that need them. If your needs are more complex, a Home Care Package could be a better option for you.
What costs are involved?
If you are eligible, you’re expected to contribute to the cost of your home care services if you can afford to. The cost depends on the type of support and the provider at a subsidised rate. Entry-level services like household jobs and meal preparation will typically be low cost with a much lower hourly rate than if you paid directly out of pocket. More complex services like home maintenance work will cost much more. We have our expert team to help you with your individual needs and determine how much you may need to contribute.
How soon until you can get help at home?
After you have been assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT), you will be provided with either one or multiple referral codes. Depending on your individual needs, we will arrange home visits to complete assessment with Care Managers as soon as possible to determine how your care will be delivered. You can expect to commence services within 2 weeks of your in-home assessment by myHomecare.
How do we meet your needs?
myHomecare CHSP services are planned to meet the individual needs of every client. Care Plans are developed with consideration for a client’s specific language, cultural and religious requirements. As an approved provider, myHomecare maintains close working relationships with local Veteran, Dementia, CALD and ATSI communities. We offer specialised aged care services to keep you well and independent, to support you connect with your local communities, to ensure your safety and remain living independently at home.
In-home respite care solutions
Respite care offers an extensive option of government-funded services tailored to your unique needs and support your loved ones. Whether you’re in need of everyday activities, social activities or any other personal care, our solutions are designed to lend a hand to your loved ones . Your dedicated Care Manager will arrange suitable type of respite care services ranging from followings to help every primary carer to take a rest.
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Long Term Respite
Emergency Respite Services
How to get started with the Commonwealth Home Support Programme.
Whatever stage of the journey you are currently at, our team can help. Get in touch today on 1300 203 903, for some expert advice catered to your situation.
The first step to getting some help at home is to apply for a Commonwealth Home Support Program. You need to do this through My Aged Care website, or calling them on 1800 200 422. The Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) will conduct a face-to-face assessment to determine your eligibility. Our expert team can help you through this assessment process.
If you get approval for CHSP, you will go on a wait list while you wait for CHSP funding to become assigned to you. While you wait for your CHSP funding, you can begin researching different CHSP Providers. We are one of these aged care providers, and would love to help you live a better life at home.
Start your care
We recommend researching CHSP Providers before you get your assigned CHSP funding. That way as soon as you receive your assigned Australian Government funds, you can provide your referral code to your chosen CHSP provider and start the care you need straight away. You might already be at this step and if you need assistance at home today, feel free to get in touch with our expert team to get your care services started.
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Explore our FAQs to learn more about CHSP.
The CHSP is designed for older Australians who need minor home care services to maintain their independence and continue living at home. If you require assistance with everyday tasks but don’t need a Home Care Package, CHSP could be an excellent fit. It provides a range of basic home care services tailored to your specific needs, helping you manage daily tasks and enhancing your quality of life. To determine your eligibility and whether CHSP is right for you, a face-to-face assessment of your care needs and health conditions will be conducted.
The CHSP aims to provide older Australians with the necessary support to remain living at home as long as possible. It delivers a range of entry-level services focusing on assisted daily living, promoting independence, and enhancing the quality of life. By offering tailored support, the CHSP helps older people maintain their skills, health, and wellbeing, reducing the need for more complex care services and supports ageing in place with dignity and comfort.
Service providers for CHSP are organisations approved by the Australian Government to help you access CHSP services. These providers can range from not-for-profit organisations, private companies, and government agencies, each meeting quality standards and safety standards. They are skilled in offering a variety of services, from personal care to speech therapy, ensuring seniors receive personalised, compassionate care aligned with their specific needs and preferences.
The CHSP and Home Care Package (HCP) cater to different levels of care needs for older Australians.
CHSP provides entry-level, basic support for those needing minor assistance with everyday tasks to maintain independence at home. In addition, CHSP is a government-subsidised program, allowing individuals to access services at discounted fees.
On the other hand, Home Care Packages are designed for individuals with more complex, ongoing care needs. It offers a personalised, comprehensive range of services tailored to the recipient’s specific requirements. HCP covers the full cost of your services, though recipients may be required to contribute to the cost of their package through income-tested fees.
In essence, CHSP is for basic, short-term support, while Home Care Packages provide a broader, more flexible range of services for ongoing care requirements, with the costs reflecting these differences.
Whether you are looking for information about how to apply for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme, are looking for the right Provider or wanting to switch from who you’re with already, we can help. Simply fill out the form below and one of our friendly Care Experts will be in touch with you shortly.