Home care programs

Home care programs

There’s no place like home – but if it’s becoming difficult to manage by yourself there are home care support services available to help.

We can help you understand the different services and programs that are available to help you continue to live at home as your health changes or you get older.

We'll help you understand your options

We’ll talk through your situation and can advise on what we think your best option will be. Our advice is free and always puts your needs front and centre.

1300 761 577

Funded programs

Depending on your personal circumstances, you may be eligible for government-subsidised home care.

There are two types of home care programs that are subsidised by the Australian Government. Both are designed to help you to live independently at home and meet your changing needs as you get older. The South Australian Government also funds support to adults with chronic conditions.

Commonwealth Home Support Programme

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme provides basic home support services of up to a few hours a week to support you to carry out everyday activities. This support could help you get back on your feet, improve your strength and mobility, help with showering, cleaning or getting out and about.

Find out more about the Commonwealth Home Support Programme.

Home Care Packages

A Home Care Package is the next step on from the Commonwealth Home Support Programme and is a combination of Government funds and your own contribution.
There are four different levels of funding that may be approved depending on your assessed needs.

A Home Care Package gives you choice, control and flexibility in the way care is provided to meet your individual circumstances and budget.

Find out more about Home Care Packages.

Adults with chronic conditions

In home support is available to adults with limitations resulting from a chronic condition or who have a life limiting illness and wish to receive end of life care in their own home. This support is funded by the South Australian Goverment.

Find out more about support for adults with chronic conditions.

Getting started

To receive Federal Government-subsidised home care, start by Getting an assessment. You can also check the Costs and contributions associated with each program.

Privately funded services

Most of our health and home care services are offered on a private, fee-paying basis. That means there’s no waiting list and no need for an assessment, so you can get the care you need right away.

Find out more about privately funded services.

How we can help

You can call us at any time for free advice on how to navigate the home and aged care system.

1300 761 577

Understanding your aged care options

Home Care Packages (HCP) and the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) are designed to help people stay at home as they get older - find out the main differences and how they could help you.

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