The Commonwealth Home Support Program provides a range of entry-level aged care services.

Funded by the Australian Government, the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) suits those who need assistance to keep living independently at home and in their community.

If you are generally able to manage but just need some help with daily tasks to continue living at home, CHSP services may be right for you.

These services may also be suitable if you have had a setback and need support for a short period of time to help get back on your feet.

The aim of the program is to help older people live as independently as possible — with a focus on working with you, rather than doing for you. It is about building on your strengths and abilities to help you remain living independently and safely at home.

There are different services to help you manage your day-to-day activities. Depending on your needs, you may be eligible to receive:

  • transport to appointments and activities
  • domestic help (e.g. house cleaning, washing clothes)
  • personal care (e.g. help with showering or dressing)
  • home maintenance (e.g. changing light bulbs, gardening)
  • home modifications (e.g. grab rail installation)
  • aids and equipment (e.g. bath seat, raised toilet seat, mobility aids)
  • meals, food preparation, nutrition advice, cooking skills
  • nursing (e.g. managing medication)
  • allied health (e.g. podiatry, physiotherapy, occupational therapy)
  • social support (e.g. accompanied activities, group excursions)
  • respite (care for you while your carer takes a break).

Eligibility

The program is for people aged 65 years and over (50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people).

Accessing the service

To access this service you will need to contact My Aged Care. Visit www.myagedcare.gov.au to find information about aged care and accessing the services that are right for you or call the My Aged Care contact centre on 1800 200 422 from 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 2pm Saturday (your local time, no matter where in Australia you live).

Pricing

 SERVICE  COST PER SERVICE
Home Care Services: Domestic Assistance, Social Support  $12.50
Wellness Centre: Attending Wellness Centre  $12.50
Meals: Meals delivered to your home  $7.50
Personal Care: Assistance with showering, getting dressed  $7.50
Lawns and Garden Maintenance: Small to average size area for safety and access  $12.50

In-house Services:
Massage
Podiatry


 $5.00
$15.00


Please note: All fees quoted are excluding GST. Where applicable (e.g. when Kalwun is contracted to provide services to another provider), then GST will be added as per GST legislation.

Cancellation Fee: 24 hours notice must be given for cancellation of service otherwise full fee may be charged. This can be waived at management discretion.