Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP), Home Care Packages (HCP)

Additional information on CHSP and HCP

Attached documents include;

  • FACT SHEET: Trials under the Aged Care System Navigator Measure
  • Commonwealth Home Support Programme: Interaction with Home Care Packages
  • Commonwealth Home Support Programme – Information Update
  • Case Studies of Wellness and Reablement
  • Improvements to home care pricing: Information for existing home care recipients

Reablement Focused Assessment Trial Commences

Reablement-focussed assessments are being trialled by five Regional Assessment Services undertaking ‘active assessment’ of clients seeking services under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).

The focus is on a ‘show me’ approach to how clients undertake activities of daily living and working with them to identify task simplification strategies. Most clients complete a reablement period of 6-8 weeks before referral for ongoing CHSP services is made.

Support strategies for the sector will be rolled out during the trial. These will include training programs, resources and practical supports to assist CHSP service providers, senior Australians, their families and carers.
An evaluation will assess the effectiveness of the assessment model. The trial will run until June 2020.

Consumer Directed Home Care Packages

Under the Aged Care Act 1997, the Australian Government provides a subsidy to an approved provider of home care to coordinate a package of care, services and case management to meet the individual needs of older Australians.

Find out more @ Ageing and Aged Care

Streamlined access to entry-level support services for older people and their carers through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) is one of the changes made by the Australian Government to the aged care system to help older people stay independent and in their homes and communities for longer. The CHSP provides entry-level home support for frail older people who need assistance to keep living independently.

Find out more @ Ageing and Aged Care