What is the Commonwealth Home Support Program?

What is the Commonwealth Home Support Program?

Those of us who work in the aged care sector often use a lot of acronyms. Sometimes we describe the care and support we provide to clients by referencing a program, such as saying someone is receiving CHSP support or they’re on a Home Care Package, but we often...
The Ticking Clock – Advance Care Planning

The Ticking Clock – Advance Care Planning

I can’t remember who said that famous quote…”time waits for no man (or woman)”, but I’m sure many of you out there have heard it and probably know its origin. I don’t think there are too many people on this planet who don’t feel the seemingly innate ‘tick’...
Supporting Vulnerable Clients over the Christmas Period

Supporting Vulnerable Clients over the Christmas Period

Did you realise that it is only just over six weeks till Christmas? Sorry, that was a bit unfair. Now you’re probably panicking about your Christmas shopping list and wondering how long it will take for something to arrive if you order today off eBay! But put those...
Wellness Report for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme

Wellness Report for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme

By now you will have received your new contract for the continuation of the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) funding for your organisation for a further two years. If you’ve read through the contract carefully, which you should have done, plus you have...
2018 – the ‘Year of Quality Care for All’

2018 – the ‘Year of Quality Care for All’

Contrary to common practice, the United Nations has not declared 2018 as the year for anything in particular, so that gives all of us the opportunity to dedicate 2018 to something meaningful that we can work towards. I’m not saying that past ‘International Years’ have...
Cultural Safety Plans

Cultural Safety Plans

Culturally Safe Practices and Cultural Safety Plans; what are they, and why they are necessary? As a multicultural country, many of Australia’s citizens originate from a variety of countries around the world (It is estimated that over 20% of Australians were born...