The Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) helps senior Australians access entry-level support services to live independently and safely at home.
In response to the COVID-19 situation, CHSP service providers are now able to use unspent 2019-20 funding to buy up to $1000 worth of personal monitoring technology for vulnerable clients. COVID has seen a more pronounced need for personal monitoring devices with older Australians in self-isolation experiencing reduced social connectivity and physical support from family and carers.
Who is eligible?
Existing CHSP clients where social isolation due to COVID-19 is creating a health and safety risk including:
- Clients with dementia (who may be at risk of wandering or accidents)
- Clients with an elevated falls risk
- Clients who live alone or with family who could not help if an incident were to occur
- Clients who have limited or no family or friends to provide routine check-ins or support if required.
What personal monitoring technology best suits my client?
The aged care market is flooded with personal alarms and monitoring technology. Whilst these products do certainly do help with personal monitoring, their function is limited to just that – personal alarms and monitoring.
Dedicated CHSP provider, Lumin, not only includes emergency alarms, alerts and monitoring but goes beyond that to consider all aspects of a client’s wellbeing.
A simplified giant tablet that even the most tech-shy user can pick up and easily use:
Lumin’s features include:
- Emergency alarms and monitoring
- Medication reminders
- Tele-medicine consults
- Easy one-touch video and phone calls
- News and entertainment
- Radio and podcasts
- Shared calendars
- Photo sharing
- Wellbeing tips and information
CHSP $1000 Lumin Packages
To help CHSP clients maximise the benefits of the $1000 personal monitoring funding before June 30, Lumin has created tailored CHSP packages. For more information on how these CHSP packages can assist your clients to live independently at home for longer, click here. Please call Lumin Customer Support on 1300 336 038 with any queries.