Presentation: Introduction to Home Care Packages

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.

The current aged care reforms stem from legislation passed in 2012. The reform agenda is primarily focused on providing an aged care system that provides increased capacity for older people to stay at home and have a choice of supports that suits their needs and preferences. The key elements of the aged care reform are:

  •  A standardised national system
  • An approach to care that encourages as much direction by the consumer as possible (Consumer Directed Care)
  • A market based system of more providers that will provide more choice for the consumer and a competitive environment for the provider
  • An increase focus on user pays

The recently released Aged Care Roadmap is the latest proposal on what the aged care system should look like into the future. This has not yet been endorsed by the Government, however it provides a clear indication of the future direction proposed by key leaders in the sector.

Presentation by Ronda Held.

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