Commonwealth Home Support Programme
The Australian Government subsidises a number of aged care programs. The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) is an entry level program, that helps older people remain independent and well in their own homes and communities.
The CHSP is for older people who need support to live independently due to a functional limitation and are:
Assessment for the CHSP is a two step process. Initial intake and screening is completed by My Aged Care, followed by an assessment by a Regional Assessment Service. Download our handy resource, How the Aged Care System Works, or speak to us today if you have any questions about assessment or if you would like us to help you make contact with My Aged Care.
Whether it's around town or across the region, CHSP transport can assist older people to stay connected with necessary services and support. Transport can also assist with maintaining connections with friends, family and the community.
Group Social Support
There are a range of activities on offer, including gentle exercise, activities at our centre, a men's group and social outings. You are welcome to come along and find the best fit for you, prior to referral to My Aged Care.
Meals on Wheels
Nutritious and delicious meals are available, delivered ready to eat at lunchtime in Wee Waa, or as a frozen option, in Wee Waa and outlying villages and rural areas. The meals are designed to be nutritionally complete for older people, with options for most dietary requirements.
Individual support ranges from regular phone calls or home visits, to one on one assistance in the community. Community support is as varied as your needs and can include assistance with shopping and assistance with access to other community services.
Yard & Lawn Maintenance
Staying safe in your yard can become harder as you get older. The yard and lawn maintenance service aims to improve access and safety, ensuring you can enjoy the benefits of being outdoors, while staying safe.