Support for older people
The Australian Government subsidises Bathurst Seymour Centre’s range of supports for older people. The Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) is an entry level program for older people needing just a little extra support to stay living independently at home. All people seeking CHSP support must first be assessed as eligible by My Aged Care. There is a flowchart below that shows how My Aged Care works.
The CHSP provides funding to the Centre to subsidise the costs of:
- social support group activities at the Centre. We work with our day centre clients to design a monthly program which has something for everyone. Our program has a range of stimulating physical and mental activities including gentle exercise, games, quizzes, a men’s shed, arts and crafts and learning new skills like using an iPad or smartphone
- individual social support activities like shopping, outings, home visits and assistance to maintain community connections
- transport to and from the Centre, if needed
- lunch for clients attending the Centre.
We also ask for a small client contribution to cover the rest of the costs of providing the service.