If you are able to manage, but need support with a few tasks, you could be eligible for subsidised support services through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).
This program aims to help those who need a low level of support to keep living independently. Services such as:
- help around the house
- personal care
- home modifications
- social support
- nursing and allied health
- planned respite care
Eligibility for this program is based on your support needs and age. To be eligible for this program, you must be aged:
- 65 years or older (50 years or older for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people), or
- 50 years or older (45 years or older for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and on a low income, homeless, or at risk of being homeless.
Your contribution is to help with the cost of services; you don’t cover the full cost. This is a regular payment for as long as you receive services.