The Commonwealth Home Support Programme provides entry-level support services to assist older people to live independently at home and in the community. The focus is more about working with you, rather than doing things for you, and helping you to remain independent and safe at home.
You may be eligible for services under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme if you are:
• 65 years or older, or 50 years or older and identify as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person, or 50 years or older and on a low income, homeless or at risk of homelessness
• still living at home
• in need of help at home to continue to live independently
household jobs like cleaning, laundry
help with bathing, showering or getting dressed
minor general repairs and care of your house or garden, for example, changing light bulbs or replacing tap washers
minor installation of safety aids such as alarms, ramps and support rails in your home
a qualified nurse to dress a wound or provide continence advice in your home
social activities in a community-based group setting
help getting you out and about for shopping or appointments
The Home Care Package Programme and Commonwealth Home Support Programme, provided by McLean Care, are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. Although funding for these services has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.
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McLean Care® have been delivering home and community services in the Inverell and Tamworth communities since 2001. we are here to help you navigate the sometimes complex areas surrounding aged care services, and give you peace of mind and the confidence to make the decisions that are right for you.
Our passionate and caring team will be able to walk you through the entire process, giving you all of the information that you need, based on your unique circumstances.
McLean Care® is here to:
• Help you find out what care services are available.
• Assist you to register with My Aged Care – the government website you must register with to obtain subsidised care services.
• Find out about costs and help you choose your services.
• Provide high quality services that support your independence.
Our priority is to enable you to achieve your identified goals and maximise your independence and enhance your quality of life.
We’re here to help you every step of the way. From working out the right type of care you'll need, to guiding you through the aged care application process and working out what you can afford and what you can expect. Let’s get you started – give us a call – we’re great listeners!
Finding the right care and services is a step-by-step process. Choosing the right care can seem complicated and difficult to know where to start. That’s why we’ve put together some practical advice to guide you through the aged care process so that you can start receiving the help you need sooner.
No-one likes to think of themselves as getting ‘old’, but honestly, the sooner you start thinking about your time beyond retirement, the more choices you’ll realise you have, and the more prepared you’ll feel. It’s all about planning ahead, and making decisions about how you want to live your life so you can stay in control of your future. So, there's no time like the present