The Government funds two programs to support older South Australians to continue living in their own home.
These programs have different levels of support, and are known as the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) and Home Care Packages (HCP). You can also choose to pay for services yourself.
Levels of Support
Commonwealth Home Support Programme
The Commonwealth Home Support Program provides basic support to help stay independent at home. The support is for people who may need care and assistance to manage daily tasks like cleaning, gardening or driving to appointments.
Home Care Packages
Home Care Packages provide medium to high levels of support, giving clients a package of services. There are four levels of packages depending on individual needs. A Helping Hand Coordinator works with the client and their family to work out what services the person wants and needs (i.e. cleaning, gardening, social, transport etc.) to ensure they get the most out of their package.