Home Support (Commonwealth Home Support Programme)
Diversicare offers access to a combination of care services so you can maintain your independence in your own home.
The Commonwealth Home Support Programme is an entry level home help programme funded by the Australian Government. If you are an older people who can mostly – but not completely – live and cope on your own, and don’t yet need higher levels of support at home, you may be eligible for this support. To get support at home, you need a home support assessment (conducted by the Regional Assessment Service (RAS). My Aged Care can work out what’s best for you.
Our care services include:
Personal care and grooming (bathing and dressing)
Continence management and advice
Access to occupational therapy services
In-home and centre based social respite services
How do I know if the Commonwealth Home Support Programme is right for me?
Ask yourself these questions:
Are you 65 years or older, or 50 years or older and identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person or 50 years or older and on a low income, homeless or at risk of homelessness?
Are you still living at home?
Do you need help at home to continue to live independently?
If you answer ‘yes’ to these questions, then perhaps you or your carer should apply for home help services by contacting the My Aged Care contact centre.
Ring 1800 200 422 to register and remember to list Diversicare as your preferred aged care provider.