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The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) is a government program providing support for older Australians requiring assistance to keep living independently at home and in their own community. Completing everyday tasks can become more difficult as you age. This does not mean that you have to move out of your own home though. You may just require some in home support to allow you to live independently with more confidence. The Commonwealth Home Support Programme helps senior Australians access entry-level support services to live safely at home. Rather than doing things for you, the aim of the CHSP is to work with you to maintain your independence.
To be eligible for this program, you must be aged:
The cost of the CHSP will be dependent on how many tasks you require help with. The following tables details the fees applied to customers receiving services through the CHSP with Southcare.
|Support services (Monday - Friday)||Unit of service||Price|
|Personal care||Per hour||$8.00|
|Domestic assistance||Per hour||$8.00|
|Individual social support||Per hour||$8.00|
|Home maintenance (gardening)||Per hour||$8.00|
|Home modifications||Per hour||$8.00|
|Meal preparation||Per hour||$8.00|
|Social centre||Unit of service||Price|
|In-centre attendance||Per visit||$8.00|
|Individual program (singing, exercise class)||Per visit||$8.00|
|Meal in-centre||Per meal||$8.00|
|Transport||One way trip||$2.50|
|Transport||Unit of service||Price|
|Up to 10 kms||One way trip||$5.00|
|11-30 kms||One way trip||$8.00|
|30-60 kms||One way trip||$10.00|
|61-99kms||One way trip||$15.00|
|Personal care||Unit of service||Price|
|Public holiday||Per hour||$16.00|
Please note non-essential services are not provided on weekends or public holidays. Essential services are personal care services. Support services are charged at a minimum of 0.5 hours and then 15-minute increments thereafter. Prices exclude GST which is not payable on co-contributions for Home and Community Care and Commonwealth Home Support Program services.
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