Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)

Swan Hill District Health receives Commonwealth Government funding through the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP).

CHSP services are for people who are:

  • 65 years or over (50 years or over for Aboriginal & Torres Straight Islander people),
  • living at home,
  • are having difficulties with their everyday activities, and
  • have an Aged Care Assessment referral

The CHSP aims to support people to live as independently as possible for as long as possible through the provision of home support services, including respite services to support carers. The CHSP provides entry-level help at home, and if you require a higher level of help to remain at home, a Home Care Package (HCP) is suitable to provide for your needs. SHDH also provides services to those receiving a HCP. Your health professional must be informed if you received a HCP- your case manager will need to refer you.

All services are directed by your choices and goals, with the aim of increasing or maintaining physical, social and emotional wellbeing.

Services Included:

  • District Nursing Services- 03 5033 9375
  • Personal Care- 03 5033 9229
  • Flexible Respite- 03 5033 9229
  • Social Support Groups- 03 5033 9359
  • Allied Health Professionals such as Dietitians (03 5033 9337), Exercise Physiologists (03 5033 9390), Occupational Therapists (03 5033 9322), Podiatrists (03 5033 9390), Physiotherapists (03 5033 9390) and Speech Pathologists (03 5033 9390).

To find out more information about how to access these services through the CHSP, directly contact a service using the contact numbers provided above or in the brochure below. Our friendly team will be able to refer you to another department if the need is identified.