More older people in our local community will be able to continue living independently in their own homes with the help of additional aged care funding from the Australian Government, Federal Member for Higgins, Kelly O’Dwyer MP, has announced.
Aged care service providers in the Higgins electorate will receive a total of approximately $394,000 in funding under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).
“I am delighted that our older residents assessed as needing assistance will benefit from practical help with household chores, preparing meals, personal care and home maintenance, allowing them to live independently for longer and enjoy all the benefits of being in their community.
“Extra transport services to take people to appointments and social events provide vital support for older Australians to stay connected to the local community,” Ms O’Dwyer said.
This important program also provides nursing services, respite care, allied health and therapy services, such as physiotherapy and speech pathology.
The CHSP supports more than 640,000 older people – 65 years and over or 50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – across Australia to live at home and maintain their independence.
Further information is available on the Tenders and Grants page on the Department of Health website.