The Commonwealth Home Support Programme and Grandfathered Clients

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme and Grandfathered Clients

For a couple of years now we’ve been wondering when services would be required to add unregistered, ‘grandfathered’ clients to the My Aged Care portal. After all, the information in the My Aged Care portal assists the Government in planning for future aged care needs,...
The National Prioritisation Queue – Home Care Packages

The National Prioritisation Queue – Home Care Packages

We often think that once a person has been assessed for a home care package and are in the National Prioritisation Queue (wait list) for a package that we’ve done our job in assisting them to access aged care services. Of course, you may also be providing some basic...
Direct to Service Referral for Clients in Need of Immediate Support

Direct to Service Referral for Clients in Need of Immediate Support

As you are aware, access to aged care services is via a My Aged Care referral and formal assessment. However, what happens when a person requires emergency support because their health and safety are at risk? Perhaps they no longer have a carer and they can’t carry...
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...
Helping your clients identify meaningful goals

Helping your clients identify meaningful goals

One of the clearly defined goals of the aged care reforms is for people to remain active participants of their community. There are clearly both social and economic benefits to keeping elders within the social structure of any community. Elders have the time to devote...