Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) provides entry-level services for older Australians. We want to help you stay independent in your own home for as long as possible!
We can support you with basic housekeeping tasks to keep you as independent as possible in your home. Helping with the things you find more difficult such as vacuuming, washing floors, laundry, and meal preparation, ensures you can keep doing the things that are important to you.
If you are having difficulty accessing your community, the shopping centre and medical appointments, Astley Care can transport you when you need help.
For many of us, shopping is not just a task. Shopping is an important social activity that helps people stay connected with the broader community.
We have support with independent shopping or transport, where you are supported by your driver or support staff member to go where you want to go. At Astley Care, we also have options for social shopping buses; this group of people go together and have a social morning tea whilst completing their shopping. Transport is adaptive support to access medical requirements, appointments in the community, visits to family or friends, and shopping. We want to help you access places that are important to you.
Occasionally some people do not wish to go to the shops, and in these situations, the support worker will enable the client to remain independent by shopping via list.
Astley Care has an array of vehicles including modified hoist-equipped vehicles; we ensure that your needs are supported by the right vehicle for you.
Looking after your personal care needs is a sensitive topic. Our staff can come to your home to help you maintain your dignity and privacy by providing assistance where needed with tasks that you may be finding a little difficult. Our Aim is to help you look and feel the way you want to.
Some of the tasks we offer, if required, are helping you with your showering, bathing, dressing, and shaving as well as medication prompting and management.
Do you wish you could go into the community?
Being limited in your social interaction or being socially isolated can significantly impact your health and well-being. Astley Care values physical and mental well-being; we encourage our clients to participate in activities in the community if they want to.
Astley Care provides a wide range of social support outings in groups and one-to-one visits. Our Support Workers can visit you at home and take you out to somewhere of your choice.
Sometimes you may not feel like going out; we can also arrange for one of our staff to visit your home for a social visit or for someone to telephone you regularly to chat. We support you in exploring all the options in your support requirements.
Taking a break from your carer role provides a vital opportunity to recharge your batteries. If you are caring for someone and feel that you need some support why not contact us at Astley Care. Our Carers Group meets monthly for support, socialisation, information and training in a group setting. We can also provide transport to the group and a respite carer if required.
Keeping your home safe is vitally important, so when some of the tasks around the home become more difficult for you to undertake alone, our home maintenance service, which includes light gardening and other light maintenance tasks, is provided to enable you to live safely in your home.
Services include lawn mowing, pruning of shrubs, cleaning gutters, changing light bulbs and smoke alarm batteries, replacing washers in taps and other odd jobs.
For more information on Astley Care’s Home & Community Care services, please check out our page for Support for Carers, or call us on 6500 8200.
Funded by the State and Commonwealth Governments through the CHSP Program