On 1 July 2015, home care in Australia will change. These changes are part of the Federal Government’s Living Longer, Living Better aged care reforms and are all about creating a fair and equitable aged care system for older people.
Consumer Directed Care will be a feature of the Government’s new Home Care Packages and over the coming months, home care clients receiving Commonwealth Aged Care Packages (CACP) or Extended Aged Care Packages (EACH or EACH Dementia) will be transitioned to the new packages, if they haven’t been already.
Under the new Consumer Directed Care approach, these home care clients will be able to make more decisions and are encouraged to be more involved in the way they are supported at home. This means choosing services and how they are provided and managing a budget.
If you’re receiving a Home Care Package, you can choose to have more control and more say in the type of care you need to help you live safe and well at home and stay connected to your family, friends and the wider community.
To help you make sense of these changes someone from our team will visit you to guide you through the changes and the range of options available, so you can continue to access the services you need to live your best life at home.
At Silver Chain we fully support these changes and we understand the importance of living your best life at home. And as your home care provider, we will be there to support you at every step along the way.
For more information about ageing, aged care and in particular Consumer Directed Care please visit myagedcare.gov.au or call 1800 200 422.