Commonwealth Home Support Program

Commonwealth Home Support Program

The Commonwealth Home Support Program provides a range of entry level services for people who need assistance to keep living independently at home and in their community. It is designed to provide small amounts of a single service or a few services to a large number of older people who need only a small amount of assistance to enable them to maintain their independence.  It is about building on your strengths and abilities to help you continue living safely in your home and participating in your community.  We will work together with you to develop a care plan that addresses what is important to you, your likes, needs and preferences.  You are at the centre of your care.

The District Nurses support clients through the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP), providing:

  • Nursing
  • Personal care eg assistance with showering and dressing
  • Domestic assistance eg house cleaning, washing clothes
  • Social Support
  • Help with shopping
  • Flexible respite (Care for you while your carer takes a break)
  • Gardening and minor maintenance
  • Allied health (exercise and wellness programs)

 

The fees charged by The District Nurses for CHSP services are designed to ensure that they are affordable for all members of the community.

Pension & Health Care Card Holders 

Monday – Friday        $5.00 per visit

Saturday/Sunday        $5.00 per visit  (Nursing only)

Public Holidays           $5.00 per visit  (Nursing only)

  • Additional visits per week are capped at $10.00

Non Pension & Non Health Care Card Holders

Monday – Friday        $10.00  per visit

Saturday/Sunday        $20.00 per visit  (Nursing only)

Public Holidays           $20.00 per visit  (Nursing only)

Additional visits per week  $10.00

  • Additional visits per week are capped at $30.00

(Capped prices are the maximum amount you will pay per week including additional visits)

 

For more information on how you can be assessed for Commonwealth Home Support services visit My Aged Care