Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)

Help to Live Independently at Home


At Bromilow Community Care, we provide an extensive range of Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) services, all designed to keep people living independently in their own homes.

Our CHSP services include:

Cleaning and Domestic Support

CHSP domestic assistance is generally provided on a fortnightly basis and you will be assigned a regular cleaner who will arrive at the same time each fortnight and help to keep your home spotless!

Cleaning and domestic support attracts a small co-payment of $10 per hour and can include:

  • Cleaning
  • Dishwashing
  • Clothes washing and ironing
  • Some assistance with meal preparation
  • Grocery shopping from a list
Clean & Domestic support

Personal Care

At Bromilow, we can help support you at home with your Personal Care tasks under the CHSP.

Personal care services attract a co-payment starting at $10 per hour for weekday services, however on weekends and during public holidays they may attract a higher contribution.

Personal Care tasks can include:

  • Showering and hygiene
  • Dressing and grooming

Social Support

The CHSP helps support you and your carer with your social needs, by allowing us to buddy carers with similar interests who can support and help each other.

Social support services attract a co-payment starting at $10 per hour for weekday services, however on weekends and public holidays they may attract a higher contribution.

These social support activities can include:

  • In-home activities of the clients choice
  • Community based activities encourage positive connections with community
  • Assistance attending group activities
Social Support

Respite Care

Bromilow are a leading provider of in-home respite services on the Sunshine Coast. Our approach is flexible and engaging, providing meaningful opportunities for our clients to engage in enjoyable activities while offering respite to their family and primary carers.

Respite care can be accessed on a regular basis or when requested by the carer. Our funding is flexible enough so that it allows for the special support requirements of those caring for family members with dementia and other complex needs.

During your respite care, you have the option to be taken out into the community to meet with friends or to take part in any other activity that you choose.

Services start at $10 per hour for regular short engagements, whilst longer periods (generally up to three days at a time) can be accessed from as little as $35 per 24-hour period, providing intensive live-in support when it is required.

Activities covered during respite visits can include:

  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Meal preparation and help with cooking
  • Showering and personal hygiene support
  • Transport to and from appointments and community access
  • Assistance with managing medications
  • Overnight and 24-hour care

Eligibility and Access

The CHSP provides home support for frail, older people (aged 65 years and over or 50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) who need assistance with daily life to remain living independently at home and in the community.

The CHSP also supports primary carers and family members with planned respite services, allowing regular carers to take a break from their usual caring duties.

Approval for CHSP services is granted by My Aged Care after referral and assessment. To be assessed for services, clients will first have to register with My Aged Care by calling 1800 200 422.

Once registered, an assessment agent will visit you at home to discuss your needs and which CHSP services may benefit you to live more independently at home.

Please specify that you would like Bromilow to provide your CHSP services and the Assessment Agency will forward your referral to our office. However, if you would prefer, we can make a referral to My Aged Care on your behalf to get the ball rolling. Please give us a call on 5445 5676 or complete our online enquiry form below.

CHSP Contributions and Co-payments

Hourly Care

Monday – Friday (hourly) Saturday (hourly) Sunday (hourly)
Full-pension $10 $20 $25
Part-pension $15 $27.50 $35
Self-funded $20 $30 $40

24 Hour Respite

Monday – Friday (daily) Saturday (daily) Sunday (daily)
Full-pension $35 $45 $75
Part-pension $75 $125 $145
Self-funded $145 $185 $250

Client related travel

Transport is charged at 1.10c per km during visits.

If you require assistance but are experiencing financial hardship, talk to us, you may be eligible for further subsidies.

Why Choose Bromilow?

Locally owned and operated
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Flexible and transparent fee structure
dementia care specialists
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Have a Question?

Contact our friendly team today on 07 5445 5676 or alternatively complete the contact form below and we will call you back.

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What Our Clients Say

I appreciate all the kindness, efficiency and goodwill that is the hallmark of your organisation. Thank you Mrs S
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for their total dedication in assisting my husband in every way – which in turn gave me piece of mind. Mrs. M
I wish to convey our appreciation of your team of carers who care for us in our home in Caloundra. They gave us empathy, quality care and assistance constantly to both my husband and self. Paul – you are to be commended on your team; they are marvellous. Mr. & Mrs. W
To M and all the girls who helped look after Mum, I would like to say a very big thank you for the last 8 years, but most especially the last few weeks. It was very much appreciated. Ms. T
I appreciate all you do for me and the way you do it. It feels like friends visiting, not just workers. Ms. I
Many thanks for your service. We found the break to be very beneficial (although too short!). The attention of your staff, which went beyond the call of duty, is much appreciated and we will not hesitate to call on Bromilow again. Mr. W
Bromilow Home Support Services has provided my mother with a team of excellent, dedicated carers who understood the frailty of a fiercely independent old lady losing her grip on reality. Thank you. Mrs. S
To management and staff at Bromilow: more especially the ones that came personally and gave their care and attention. Words will never express my heartfelt thanks for all this. Each of you will forever have a special place in my heart. Mr. T
My most sincere gratitude for your generous heartedness towards me. Assistance during this vulnerable time when I felt very alone in my incapacitation has been invaluable to me. Mrs. R
As you know our mother passed away last month. A special thanks to the two Michelles who helped her out. They were both a credit to your company. Thanking you. Mr. B
Your carer AM is wonderful with my husband, in the way she interacts with him and the meaningful activities she engages him in. Mrs. N
I want to compliment CG – she went the extra mile on the weekend for me. She helped me get ready for church and she fussed over me and made me feel special. Mr. T
I want to thank you for sending L to assist us - she is absolutely amazing. She is a lovely woman who is very efficient. She just comes into our home and gets on with her work. She is so delightful and we are very happy with her. Mr. & Mrs. R
I must commend Kerry to you. She was here today and did a wonderful job of looking after dad, making some delicious chicken curry, a tasty coffee cake, and some rissoles! She is very competent, especially when it comes to cooking! Mum’s very glad we have her. Mrs. S
All your ‘girls’ are lovely. But I do want to commend H’s congeniality and helpfulness. She has exhibited initiative and resourcefulness within her natural caring manner, consistently and with grace. Mrs. R
To all the wonderful Bromilow staff – we would like to thank you for all your input into Dad’s and our lives over the last few months. Thank you for your support and encouragement. Although those months were often difficult, your girls coming in was a highlight for Dad and brought him joy at often depressing moments for him. And we are so grateful for the breaks we were able to take and the listening ears that you offered. Ms. D & Ms. B
We wish to thank you for the wonderful service we are getting at this time. We really appreciate it and find Jackie to be lovely and kind and a hard worker who is doing a great job. Mr. & Mrs. W
We want to thank you, your staff and all the friendly, helpful and efficient ladies who look after us. We look forward each day to their arrival when they brighten up our day. Mr. & Mrs. H
My most sincere gratitude for your generous heartedness towards me. Assistance during this vulnerable time when I felt very alone in my incapacitation has been invaluable to me. Mrs. R
Thank you all for the wonderful service you provide. I would certainly recommend you to anyone needing support. Mrs. S
Just a note to say thank you for providing me with such good personal carers on our recent holiday. Both staff were excellent in the care they gave, which made for a most relaxing time away for us. Mr D
I am extremely grateful to Bromilow and the entire North team for the outstanding work they do. The girls are fantastic and the respite services provided have increased my quality of life dramatically. I was experiencing extreme carer strain until services were implemented - Bromilow has made all the difference. Mrs. M