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Community Care Review
In preparing for the roll-out of consumer directed care, some of the first and most significant work happened in transforming our business model, writes Neil Fawcett.
Welcome to the first issue of the weekly Community Care Review newsletter, which will provide you with the latest news, opinion and analysis of the community aged care sector, as well as useful resources and event updates.
The wellness and restorative approach underpinning the new Commonwealth Home Support Program is transforming the traditional role of community care providers and will demand new skills in areas such as health promotion, says an industry leader.
YOU & I: Tracey and her mother Jan, who lives with dementia, attend Blue Care Coopers Plains Respite Care, where they met service manager Nerida and together began a journey that would help them establish a peaceful everyday routine.
In the week that aged care formally transitioned to a consumer-directed approach, we profile home care trailblazer Sue Mann, who has spent three decades progressing such a model.
All current home care package providers will receive $274 per package to support the transition to CDC while those providers transitioning to the new CHSP will be offered between $12,000 and $20,000.
Providers of community care and day therapy need to consider the range of services they offer, and the language and imagery used to promote them, in order to reach out to older men who continue to access services far less than women.
The Federal Government has shelved plans to introduce a mandatory national fees policy for the new Commonwealth Home Support Program from 1 July and instead will introduce a principles-based fees framework.
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As Australia moves towards more individualised funding approaches in home care, Community Care Review looks at the implementation of personal budgets overseas for some valuable lessons.
The transition to consumer directed care is contributing to more flexible care for culturally and linguistically diverse seniors but concerns remain over the capacity of clients with limited family support and language skills to direct their own care.
The debate on rising aged care costs ignores the home care sector’s enormous contribution to the sustainability of the health system, the head of the UK’s largest peak body for care services told a Sydney conference.
Operators have to adapt their business models quickly to meet the next round of reform in community care but the changes will not automatically mean less red tape for providers or more choice for consumers, especially in a rationed system, providers say.