It’s never too early to talk about getting some extra support to help you to stay at home. Knowing what services are available and how to access them – before you need them – will help you to be prepared to make decisions about your future.
The Australian Government subsidises many different types of aged care services to help you stay at home. They are there to help you stay as independent as you can, through a system that provides fair and equitable access to services for all older people living in Australia.
Some of the main programs and packages that you may come across when you access government-subsidised aged care services are listed below. You might be looking for a service that gives you some extra help at home or in an aged care home, or to support you if you are caring for someone. These programs and packages are all about what’s best for you and your needs.
The Aged Care Services include:
- Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)
- Transitional Care Program/ Short Term Restorative Care
- Home Care Packages
- Residential Care
More information can be accessed on the My Aged Care website