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Home care providers pilot ‘radical’ self-management model

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Seven home care providers and more than 100 clients are piloting a new self-management model which includes direct online access to financial information, hands-on involvement in sourcing care staff, the use of a home care debit card and access to a self-management consultant.

COTA is working with RMIT University to design a CDC-based model specifically tailored for Australian home care, which it says will strengthen the capacity of the aged care sector to respond to ongoing challenges of aged care reforms.

The two year federally-funded Increasing Consumer Self-management in Home Care Project is set to finish in March when outcomes will be reviewed.

The research team says the project comes in response to demand from consumers for autonomy and self-determination, as well as feedback from providers who say they are keen for a package of fit-for-purpose self-management resources.

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Source:
Judy Skatssoon, 2018, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/about/)

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