If you want to stay in your own home, but need some help with daily tasks, or require basic care, the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP – previously known as the Home and Community Care Program or HACC) may be able to help.
CHSP is a basic home help program funded by the Australian Government. It is for older people who are mostly – but not completely – able to live and cope on their own, and don’t yet need higher levels of care at home.
As well as helping you, we can help your carer. If you are a carer and you need a break, we will arrange for one of our care workers to cover your absence. We can also provide expert advice and support if you need it.
We can provide you with the following services:
If it is hard for you to prepare meals, services may include providing meals, helping with shopping for food, preparing and storing food, and delivering meals to your home.
These services are for people having particular health problems, for example with your speech or walking, or needing help with ongoing problems resulting from an accident or illness. They include physiotherapy (exercises, mobility, strength and balance), podiatry (foot care), speech pathology, occupational therapy (help to recover or maintain your physical ability), counselling, foot and nail care, social work, nutritionist, psychologist, restorative care services, diversional therapy and exercise physiology as well as advice from a dietitian (healthy eating).
Ask yourself these questions:
If you answer ‘yes’ to these questions, then perhaps you or your carer should contact Jubilee Community Care.
You and your carers don’t have to worry about having a comprehensive assessment to work out whether you need services. Instead, a much simpler, basic assessment is carried out to find out exactly what help you will need at home. Contact Jubilee Community Care for more information on 07 3871 3220 or email.
The Australian Government funds CHSP service providers so they can deliver affordable services to you. There is usually a small fee for each service and the amount depends on your income and the type and number of services you need.
What you or your carer pays is discussed and agreed upon between you and the CHSP service provider (if you choose us then this would be Jubilee Community Care). The rate is set before you receive the relevant services.