Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)

At Community Therapy, we are proud to partner with CHSP providers to support older adults to access allied health services.

Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) is a funding scheme by the Australian Government. The scheme is in place to help older adults live longer and live better at home and is an entry level funding program.

Community Therapy’s wonderful team of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists and Dietitians work with approved CHSP  providers to deliver therapy and support to clients with CHSP Allied Health funding.

Physiotherapist smiling in front of a branded car

NDIS client and physiotherapist holding hands while doing exercises

Allied Health Referrals

If you are a CHSP provider and looking to streamline your allied health referral pathways, please contact us.

We are solely focused on providing allied health services to older adults and people living with disabilities. This has lead to us being highly skilled and experienced in the provision of allied health services under aged care funding programs.

We work with CHSP providers to not only streamline their CHSP allied health referrals but also to streamline their Home Care Package allied health programs if they are an approved aged care provider as well. This leads to great continuity of support for their consumers.

We are experienced in Goods, Equipment and Assistive Technology assessments and prescriptions under CHSP as well.

What can CHSP clients expect from Community Therapy?

Once we accept a referral, our wonderful administration team will call you to discuss our services and complete our pre visit questions. This ensures we understand how to provide services in a way that makes you confortable as well because we discuss any cultural or religious preferences that you wish for us to respect.

An initial assessment with one of our experienced allied health professionals will then take place in the comfort of your home with anyone that you wish to be present being their as well.

This may be with one of our Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists or Dietitians. It will depend on what you have requested or what your clinical care need may be. Often, people have the support of several of our clinicians.

We then discuss with you the frequency of visits required to support you to acheive your goals and at what frequency we will review your progress.

We collaborate with your CHSP provider to ensure services are provided within the CHSP guidelines.

Selfie of a physiotherapist and an aged care client during a walk

Why choose Community Therapy?

Community Therapy is an ideal care provider for two reasons:

  1. We already partner with many CHSP providers in our region and are experienced in delivering CHSP allied health programs.
  2. We concentrate our service delivery to two sectors: aged care and disability. This enables our Allied Health clinicians to provide the highest standard of expert care for all of our clients