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There are two government funding programs in place to help you pay for in-home care. The first is the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP), which is recommended for those requiring an occasional, lower level of support. The other option is a Home Care Package (HCP), which covers more complex needs, and is recommended for when ongoing or comprehensive care is required. Both of these packages offer four levels of funding – basic, low-level, intermediate, and high-level.
The CHSP is designed for those with low needs, requiring only occasional support. Services supplied for CHSP recipients usually come from your local council.
The Home Care Package (HCP) is meant for more comprehensive, coordinated care. Services supplied for HCP recipients is provided by what’s known as a Home Care Provider. There are over 900 Home Care Providers to choose from in Australia, so this is where it can get a bit tricky!
More information about these government packages can be found on the government’s website, My Aged Care, which is also where you’ll need to go if you choose to apply. We know it might seem like a pretty daunting process, so we’ve included a step-by-step guide below to help you get through it stress-free.
If you get stuck, you can call one of our free care advisors at any time to guide you through the process.