Home Support and Respite

Key Points

  • Home support and respite provides basic aged care support services to people in their homes, and also offers support to their carers.
  • These programs are also designed to provide in-home support for children and adults with disabilities and their families and carers.
  • The services focus on supporting the different areas of need that an individual may have due to a limitation in their ability to undertake tasks of daily living.
  • Respite care is an important support service for carers as it allows carers to have a break from their usual care arrangements.

Commonwealth Home Support Program

The new Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) has combined, under the one program, services that previously provided four basic home support services: Commonwealth Home and Community Care (HACC) Program Planned respite from the National Respite for Carers Program (NRCP) Day Therapy Centres (DTC)…

Home Care Services Available

From 2012–13 onwards, services were delivered through the Commonwealth Home and Community Care (HACC) program, the National Respite for Carers Program (NRCP) and through residential respite in aged care homes. Home support and respite programs are also designed to provide in-home support for…

Respite Care Services Available

Respite care is an important support service for carers as it allows carers to have a break from their usual care arrangements. Respite care is provided in a number of settings to allow greater flexibility for carers. Under the Act, respite care can…

Short Term Residential Respite Care

It can be used on a planned or emergency basis to help with carer stress, illness, holidays, or the unavailability of the carer. Residential respite care is not intended for rehabilitation following a post-acute episode, or convalescent care after hospitalisation, nor is it…

Useful Links – Home Support and Respite

Useful links for Home Support and Respite: Please note that these links may be subject to change over time.   Australian Government Social Services – My Aged Care – Respite Care Social Services – My Aged Care – Commonwealth Home Support Programme Social Services…