Help to Stay at Home

Page last updated: 06 July 2015

Information to assist people to stay at home.

Access Care at Home

  • Call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422, or visit the My Aged Care website. My Aged Care provides information on a range of aged care services and supports available locally and nationally. Coordination and advice can also be provided to access respite services, counselling and emotional support for carers.

Commonwealth Home Support Programme

  • The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) is an Australian Government funded program that provides services that support older people to stay at home and be more independent in the community. Introduced 1 July 2015, the CHSP consolidates the Commonwealth Home and Community Care (HACC) Program, the National Respite for Carers Program (NRCP), the Day Therapy Centres (DTC) Program, and the Assistance with Care and Housing for the Aged (ACHA) Program.

Home Care Packages Program

  • Home Care Package is a co-ordinated package of services tailored to meet the consumer’s specific care needs. The package is coordinated by a home care provider, with funding provided by the Australian Government.

Other Care and Support Available

  • Psychogeriatric Care Units (PGUs) help and train staff in aged care homes and family carers to look after people with Dementia and challenging behaviours.
  • The National Continence Management Strategy has introduced a range of measures to help people deal with incontinence. For more information, telephone the National Continence Helpline on 1800 033 066.

Also Available:

  • A list of aged care services providing information about each service, including the types of service provided.
  • Advocacy Services, list of state and territory advocacy services contact details, including (business name, street address, phone numbers and internet address where available).

For further information about help to stay at home call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422.