Home Assist, Maryborough
Home Assist, Maryborough

THE HOME MAINTENANCE AND SECURITY SERVICE ASSOCIATION INC.

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Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)... Over 65

To be eligible you must be 65 years and over, frail aged with functional limitations as a result of a disability and living in the community, or 50 years and over frail aged Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander person with functional limitations as a result of a disability and living in the community; and the unpaid carers of these frail aged people. All clients are assessed using the Ongoing Needs Identification screening tool prior to a service provision to determine their eligibility.

* Home Maintenance services to eligible clients in the Fraser Coast Regional Council area (except Hervey Bay). This service provides home maintenance and minor home repairs together with garden maintenance and the removal of rubbish to keep their home in a safe and habitable condition.

When a client contacts the Home Maintenance service for assistance we can either:-

  • Carry out the work ourselves with our own staff and any material costs are paid by the client
  • Or contact a contractor who is registered with us, on behalf of the client and we can subsidise the labour cost. The client then pays for any labour charge in excess of the subsidised amount and any material costs

The amount of the subsidy can vary and is based on the demand for service versus the funds available.

* Domestic Assistance services to eligible clients in the Fraser Coast Regional Council area (except Hervey Bay). Domestic Assistance provides one-off cleaning to areas around the homes of eligible clients that cannot be cleaned by other Home Care services due to occupational health and safety and other constraints. This service provides one-off spring cleaning, pre-cleaning of client's homes prior to the commencement of Home Care services together with the provision of specialised cleaning for clients with incontinence or blood issues.

When a client contacts the Domestic Assistance service for assistance we can either:-

  • Carry out the work ourselves with our own staff
  • Or contact a contractor who is registered with us, on behalf of the client and we can subsidise the labour cost, the client then pays for any labour charge in excess of the subsidised amount

The amount of the subsidy can vary and is based on the demand for service versus the funds available.

* Home Modification services to eligible clients in the regional areas of Bundaberg, Cherbourg, Fraser Coast, North Burnett and South Burnett.

Home Modification (minor) include structural changes to the person's home to enable them to live and move safely about the house such as the fitting of grab rails, small ramps, step modifications, appropriate tap sets, hand held showers and other safety and mobility aids. Any material costs are paid by the client, the labour is supplied at no cost to the client. Modifications require assessment by an occupational therapist, at no cost to the client.

Home Modification (major) provides information, assessment, project management and financial assistance to eligible clients or their carers. The service aims to remove some of the practical housing related difficulties experienced by those persons who wish to remain living in their own homes by providing subsidised, significant home modifications such as wheelchair accessible bathrooms, wheelchair ramps, stair climbers and water lifts etc.

Clients can be referred or self referred by sending a completed application form. An Occupational Therapist and a Modifications Specialist are engaged to assess the client's requirements and complete reports addressing selection criteria and design requirements. The reports are assessed by the Home Modifications Advisory Committee and if approved, quotes are obtained and the amount of client contribution is negotiated. Modifications require assessment by an occupational therapist, at no cost to the client.

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