& Disability Services
Our Aged Care & Disability Services operate across four programs:
Home and Community Care (HACC)
Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)
Home Care Packages (HCP)
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Support Services
Home & Community Care
The Tasmanian HACC Program provides funding for basic community care services that support persons who are under 65 years or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged less than 50 years of age living with disabling conditions and their carer. Services are targeted towards people who live in the community and whose capacity for independent living is at risk, or who are at risk of premature or inappropriate admission to long term residential care.
Home Care Packages
A Home Care Package (HCP) is a coordinated package of care and services to help you to live independently in your own home for as long as you can. Some people receive services through the Commonwealth Home Support Program and are then assessed for a home care package. Others will start with a Home Care Package. The benefit of a Home Care Package is that your home care provider will work with you to choose care and services that best meet your needs and goals and to manage your care and services
Commonwealth Home Support Program
The aim of CHSP is to help provide low level support service to older people aged 65 years and over (50 years and older for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) who need assistance to living independently as possible – with a focus on working with you, rather than doing for you. It is about working on your strengths, capacity and goals to help you remain living independently and safely at home.
The program offers services such as social support, home maintenance, garden maintenance, transport and assistance with specialised support services.
National Disability Insurance Scheme
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) program provides support for Australians, their families and carers with disabilities, the NDIS supports people with a disability to build skills and capability so they can participate within their community and to assist in engaging with employment opportunities.