Accessing a Service
Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)
The CHSP is a basic home help program for people who are mostly able to live at home independently but need a bit of extra help. The Australian Government directly funds services for older people through the CHSP program. Your local provider can advise you of eligibility requirements.
Home Care Packages
Over the next five years, the total number of Home Care Packages will increase from around 60,000 packages (in 2012) to around 100,000 packages (by 2016-17).
There are four levels of packages to cater for different needs. To access a Home Care Package you need a formal assessment by a member of an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT).
Click here to search for an ACAT team in your area.
Click here to search for a Home Care Provider.