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Aged care services

The Australian Government subsidises many different types of aged care services to help you stay at home. They are there to help you stay as independent as you can through a system that provides fair and equitable access to services for all older people living in Australia.

Some of the main programs and packages that you may come across when you access government-subsidised aged care services are listed below. You might be looking for a service that gives you some extra help at home or in an aged care home, or to support you if you are caring for someone. These programs and packages are all about what's best for you and your needs.

The Australian Government also subsidises aged care homes (sometimes known as nursing homes) if you need a higher level of care.

Home Care Packages

Want to stay in your own home as you get older but need some help with things like cleaning or preparing meals? Learn how a Home Care Package may help you.

Commonwealth Home Support Programme

Want to stay in your own home but need help with daily tasks, or require basic care? The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) may be able to help.

After-hospital care (transition care)

Transition care can support you at home after you've been in hospital. Learn how to receive transition care to help you recover in your own home.

Carer Counselling

Caring for someone can be very rewarding, but it can also present come challenges. Receiving carer counselling may help. Read how to access their services.

Last reviewed: 30 June, 2015.