The ‘Home Care Today’ project ran from 2013 to June 2017. COTA Australia continues to provide access to Home Care Today resources which were current at June 2017. However they are no longer monitored or updated, and information may not be current.
Resources on Consumer Directed Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Home Care Package providers in remote communities
Home Care Today has been established to support all Home Care Package providers and consumers with the successful implementation of Consumer Directed Care (CDC). We understand the unique challenges of implementing these changes in rural and remote communities, and ensuring that the models of CDC are culturally appropriate.
The following resources and links are available to support providers of Home Care Packages for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders, especially those in remote communities. It is also a venue for services to share resources they have developed with other similar services.
Costing and Pricing Home Care Packages for Aboriginal Aged Care Providers (webinar)
16 March 2016
The Australian Government engaged Saward Dawson, Chartered Accountants to develop a tool to help Aboriginal providers cost and price their services in a way that is more sensitive and relevant to Aboriginal providers’ cultural contexts. Saward Dawson developed a customised CDC costing and pricing spreadsheet tool for Aboriginal providers after a series of consultations with Aboriginal aged care providers across Australia, including providers from regional and remote locations.
VIEW webinar recording: Costing and Pricing for Home Care Packages for Aboriginal Aged Care Providers
CDC Implementation Process and the resources available
6 May 2016
This table is a quick guide to the steps that all services need to go through to implement CDC and links to the relevant resources on the Home Care Today website.
DOWNLOAD table: CDC Implementation Process
Presentation to explain aged care changes to your community or local council
1 March 2016
This PowerPoint presentation was developed to assist aged care staff in remote communities to explain to their communities and local decision-making bodies how aged care is changing.
DOWNLOAD PowerPoint: Council Presentation Aged Care Reform
Report on Senior Territorians
1 May 2015
Now You See Us! A Report on the Policy and Economic Impacts from Rapid Growth in the Number of Senior Territorians. A report by Charles Darwin University for COTA NT (2015) that outlines population trends in the NT and the impacts of an ageing population in the NT including the ageing of the Indigenous population.
Culturally Directed Care Solutions (CDCS) Website
CDCS provide some free resources for community aged care services to support both staff and clients.
Looking out for Dementia
A suite of themed resources has been developed by Alzheimer’s Australia to inform Indigenous people living in remote communities of Northern Territory about dementia. The resources have been developed in English and three Indigenous languages; Djambarrapuyngu, Warlpiri and Kriol. You can find them here on the Dementia Australia website.
Home Care Today acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to elders both past and present.