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

CHSP booklet now available in 18 languages

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) booklet, Your Guide to Commonwealth Home Support Programme Services, has been newly translated into: Dutch, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Maltese, Macedonian and Russian.

The booklet is also available in: Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Croatian, Greek, Italian, Korean, Polish, Serbian, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Translated booklets are available on the My Aged Care website for reading online, downloading or printing at home.

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.