Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)
Glenelg Shire Council recently stepped away from delivering aged and disability services, with the Commonwealth Government appointing Portland District Health, Heywood Rural Health, and Western District Health Service as new providers of aged services for the region.
This move allows the CHSP services to continue to have home support workers, and most importantly those who rely on the services provided.
The CHSP provides small amounts of entry-level support to assist older people aged 65 years and over (50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) to remain living at home and in their community.
The CHSP funds domestic assistance, transport, meals, personal care, home maintenance, social support, nursing, and allied health. The CHSP also supports care relationships through planned respite services for older people. These respite services allow carers to take a break from their usual caring responsibilities.
The program places a strong focus on activities that support independence and social connectedness and consider each person’s individual goals and choices.
Activities provided at PDH include:
- Domestic assistance
- Flexible respite
- Personal care
- Social support
Heywood Rural Health & Portland District Health
Commonwealth Home Support Programme – Client Fees
LOW INCOME LEVEL:
MEDIUM INCOME LEVEL:
COUPLE: >$57,268 – <$109,922
HIGH INCOME LEVEL: