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Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)

The Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) can help you to stay active, socially connected and living independently at home.

What is the Commonwealth Home Support Program?

The Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) is for over 65s who just need a little support to stay active and social or could do with a little help around the home. Services are subsidised by the Government.

What can Feros help with?

We can provide a range of services to help with your home, health and happiness. With physio to help you feeling strong, social transport trips you’ll love or Forever Young classes to get you moving, there is something for everyone.

Services

Below are snapshots of our key CHSP-funded programs and services. If there’s one you’re interested in, please click on the link to learn more and find out if it’s offered in your area.

Transport Services Social

Live life the Feros Care way with fun, friendship and fantastic days out!

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Forever Young Classes

A community based, gentle exercise program designed for over 65s.

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Health & Wellness

Programs, therapies and services to help you to remain active, healthy and connected.

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Personal Care

In-home personal care services so you can can feel fresh, clean and confident everyday.

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Domestic Assistance

Need help around the home. Let us provide help where you need it.

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Social Support Monitoring

Social, wellbeing and support mechanisms to keep you active and connected.

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Telehealth Nursing

A world of health support from the comfort of your own home.

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Strong Foundations

Keep moving, stay strong and reduce your risk of falls.

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Door-to-door Transport

We’re here to help you get to important appointments on time.

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What services are in my area?

Wide Bay
  • 1 on 1 Transport
  • Social Transport
Darling Downs
  • 1 on 1 Transport
  • Social Transport
Gold Coast
  • 1 on 1 Transport
  • Social Transport
Far North Coast
  • Domestic Assistance
  • Personal Care
  • Flexible In Home Respite
  • Physiotherapy
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Podiatry
  • Occupational Therapy
Mid North Coast
  • Social Support Monitoring
  • Physiotherapy
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Podiatry
  • Occupational Therapy
Illawarra
  • Physiotherapy
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Podiatry
  • Occupational Therapy
South East Sydney
  • Nursing

How does the Government approval process work?

To get approved for services, you need to register with the Government’s My Aged Care. If you phone us on 1300 763 583, we can complete a referral to My Aged Care to get the process started.

There are five main steps in the process

You will need to register your details with My Aged Care. They will do a phone screen to discuss your needs and the care you’re receiving at the moment. They will then refer you to get an assessment by the Regional Assessment Service (RAS) if you are eligible.
RAS will visit you in your home and work out how much help you need. It’s normal to feel anxious at the idea of ‘getting assessed’ but the team are simply there to find out what types of care and services will help you. You can have a friend or relative with you and you don’t need to make any decisions at the time.
If you are eligible for Commonwealth Home Support you will need to complete an income and assets test in order to receive government subsidy towards the costs of your aged care. It can take between four to six weeks for the assessment to come through so it could be a good idea to start this early in the process. You don’t have to wait for an RAS assessment to do so. Access the income assessment form here. Find out how much you might pay.
It’s important to find a provider that will be able to meet your needs. You should consider things like the types of services they provide, their approach to care, staff and use of technology. Take a look at why to choose Feros or call us on 1300 763 583 to chat to one of your friendly team.
If you are approved for care you may be placed on the Government national waitlist. Once you have moved to the front you can get started with services. Simply ring us to get your services started!

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Thanks to Feros, I can now stay in my home with confidence. All the staff are so kind, reliable and they make you feel that you have a friend visiting.

Mrs B, Pottsville NSW

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