Commonwealth Home Support Programme
We understand your independence is important to you.
We know how much you value living a fulfilling life in your own home and community. Our Commonwealth Home Support Programme can help to help you stay independent and strong at home, on your terms.
The help you need to keep you safe at home is different for everyone so tell us about what you need. A little help managing a health condition, getting fit or keeping social, is only a phone call away.
Because we are part of Monash Health our experienced health professionals can also provide care for a wide range of health needs.
When you get in touch, one Care Manager will become your contact and guide you through the aged care system. If you are not sure what you need, our care team are here for you. We understand your needs, will discuss your options and create a flexible plan that works for you now and into the future.
If you are caring for an older person who is frail, living with dementia, a disability or ill-health, we are here to help. Life is busy and sometimes you just need some advice or a short break. We have a range of services to help carers get the care and support they need to enable a loved one to stay at home. We can guide you through service options; obtain referrals to health professionals and connect you with our coordinated health or residential care services.
We offer health professionals to help with:
- Active Living
- Healthy Lifestyles
- Healthy body
- Healthy mind
- Healthy eating
- Staying safe and independent at home
- Arthritis and joint pain
- Recreation and Social activities
How do I get aged care services through Monash Health?
The pathway for accessing all government funded aged care services is through My Aged Care. You can contact My Aged Care through their website or by phone.
- Website: www.myagedcare.gov.au
- Phone: 1800 200 422 (Monday – Friday: 8am-8pm; Saturday: 10am – 2pm)
When you call My Aged Care, they will:
- have a chat with you to find out what you need;
- arrange for someone to visit you for a face-to-face chat and assessment of what you want and need;
- let you know if you need to have a financial assessment.
Once the assessment has been completed My Aged Care will let you know the types of help you can get.
If you are struggling with the My Aged Care process, Monash Health’s expert Care Managers can help. Give us a call us on 9792 7788 and let us support you through the process.
Monash Health also offer a dedicated service to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders access aged care services including:
- Diabetes education
- Speech Therapists
For the Aboriginal Access Team, please contact: 9791 7747