Helping Elders at home

March 8, 2021

Are you wondering if you can get some extra support at home? Maybe you need some help and care while your family is away? If you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and over 50 years of age, the South West Aboriginal Medical Service (SWAMS) can help you.

As a local provider of the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) in the Bunbury and Busselton Regions, SWAMS will assist to find out what arrangements you have in place already, what you are eligible for and then organise culturally appropriate support services.

“It is important that our Elders feel supported and cared for as they get older. Using services like this can help them to maintain an active social life by having someone visit them, even if all they need is to have a yarn.” Explained SWAMS Community Services Officer Leah Wearne.

“We want to make sure they are getting the support they deserve and feel comfortable and safe in their own home. This program can help our Elders to stay living at home comfortably, for as long as they can or wish to do so. That is what the CHSP Program is all about.” Leah continued.

This program can also assist with things like transport for non-medical activities such as grocery shopping, visiting the post office, essential errands, and other activities. SWAMS will support you in a friendly and culturally safe way.

For more information, please call SWAMS on 9797 8111 and have a yarn with their friendly CHSP Team.

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