Ageing Programs

Bungree offers a number of services to eligible recipients under the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP), an initiative of My Aged Care.

The CHSP helps you to stay independent and in your home and community for longer. Services offered by Bungree under the CHSP include:

  • Flexible Respite – If you are being looked after by a family member or friend, and need a break from your usual care arrangement, there are services that can help you or your carer to take a break.
  • Podiatry – Allied health foot care support.
  • Social Support – Helping you to maintain an active social life by having someone visit you in your home, or by arranging visits and outings in the community.
  • Home Maintenance and Modifications – Supporting you to stay in your own home by making your home safer and more secure.
  • Personal Care – Helping you continue living independently including everyday tasks such as bathing and getting dressed.
  • Domestic Assistance – Including help with housework and practical tasks around the home.
  • Goods and Equipment – Helping you to maintain your independence if you have a functional limitation or if you just find it difficult to carry out day-to-day living activities.
  • Transport Service – Providing transport to engagements such as medical appointments, hospital visits, other community services and more.
  • Assistance with Care and Housing – Support and help for people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless including assessment and referrals to accommodation services and advocacy services.
  • Sector Support and Development Officer – Supporting the implementation of the CHSP, including assisting service providers and clients to move to new arrangements with a focus on consumer choice.

How to Access Our Commonwealth Home Support Program Services

Referral to Bungree’s Commonwealth Home Support Program services is arranged through My Aged Care. Please contact My Aged Care for more information:

P: 1800 200 422

For assistance with your referral, please contact Bungree directly.

My Aged Care – Home Care packages (HCP)

The Home Care Packages Programme is part of the Government’s continuum of care for older Australians. The Home Care Packages Programme is for people who have complex needs that can only be met by a coordinated package of care.

The objectives of the Programme are:

  • to assist people to remain living at home; and
  • to enable consumers to have choice and flexibility in the way that the consumer’s aged care and support is provided at home.

Package Levels

There are four levels of home care packages:

  • Home Care Level 1: Supports people with basic care needs.
  • Home Care Level 2: Supports people with low level care needs.
  • Home Care Level 3: Supports people with intermediate care needs.
  • Home Care Level 4: Supports people with high care needs.

Target Population

Although there is no minimum age requirement for a home care package, the Home Care Packages Programme has been developed to assist frailer older Australians to remain in their homes.

How to Access a Home Aged Care Package

A person seeking Commonwealth funded aged care services will contact My Aged Care. If their care needs indicate they may need a home care package, they will be referred for an assessment to determine if they are eligible.

An Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT), or Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS) in Victoria, then assesses the person. Please contact My Aged Care for more information:

P: 1800 200 422

For assistance with your referral, please contact Bungree directly.