Consumer Directed Care

Controlling My Own Life: Making the most of Consumer Directed Care

DOWNLOAD the Consumer Directed Care session information Leaflet.

REGISTER your interest in hosting a “Controlling My Own Life: Making the Most of CDC” session contact COTA Victoria on Toll Free 1300 13 50 90 or email askcota@cotavic.org.au.

register your interest in hosting a “Controlling My Own Life: Making the Most of CDC” session contact COTA Victoria on Toll Free 1300 13 50 90 or email askcota@cotavic.org.au.

register your interest in hosting a “Controlling My Own Life: Making the Most of CDC” session contact COTA Victoria on Toll Free 1300 13 50 90 or email askcota@cotavic.org.au.

register your interest in hosting a “Controlling My Own Life: Making the Most of CDC” session contact COTA Victoria on Toll Free 1300 13 50 90 or email askcota@cotavic.org.au.

The introduction of Aged Care Reform has resulted in significant changes to how aged care services are delivered. One of these services is a Home Care Package – a coordinated package of services tailored to meet each consumer’s specific needs. A Home Care Package can help people to live at home as long as possible and give choice and flexibility in the way care and support is determined. Since August 2013, all new aged care packages, now known as Home Care Packages have been delivered as Consumer Directed Care (CDC) packages. On July 1st 2015 all new and existing packages need to be delivered as Consumer Directed Care (CDC).
To assist current and potential consumers, their family and advocates understand these changes and to make the most of their home care package, the COTA’s are delivering a peer education program on Consumer Directed Care, which is available nationally. Peer educators are trained and supported by COTA and can speak to community groups, or groups of future or current consumers of home care services who may be transitioning to Consumer Directed Care (CDC).
The peer education sessions aim to increase the skills and knowledge of consumers to maintain control of their own life by making the most of Consumer Directed Care (CDC). Ideally, consumers will be active partners in their own health care and support needs through working with their service provider to achieve their support goals.
Sessions are provided free and will run for about an hour and be supported by resources developed specifically for this purpose by HomeCareToday.

BOOK NOW: Would your organisation like to host a “Controlling My Own Life: Making the Most of CDC” session?  contact COTA Victoria on Toll Free 1300 13 50 90 or email askcota@cotavic.org.au.

DOWNLOAD the Consumer Directed Care session information Leaflet.

This project is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services.

 

6 Responses to Consumer Directed Care

  1. Monica Hayes says:

    I would be interested in learning more about the “Controlling My Own Life /CDC sessions with a view to hosting one in Portarlington during Septemeber.Please contact me to discuss further. Thank you.
    Monica Hayes, Convenor, Staying in Portarlington Inc.

  2. Sarah says:

    Hi Monica,
    Thanks for your interest in our CDC session. I will pass your details along and ask one of the organisers to get in touch with you.
    Cheers!
    Sarah at COTA

  3. Maarit says:

    Thank you to Chris for a great talk to our FFVS group today. The Finns appreciated all the information given and the emphasis on thinking about what YOU want and need to stay in your own home. All the booklets were taken to share with family at home.
    Thank you to Tarja for interpreting the session too!
    Cheers
    Maarit

  4. Samantha Phelps says:

    Hi,
    I work as a team member of a Carers support team in Sydney and am trying to find a spokesperson to help education the carers about CDC packages. do you know of any organisation like yours that can assist?
    Cheers
    Samantha

  5. bmorton says:

    Hi Samantha

    You can check the Home Care Today website for a local provider of Consumer Directed Care Peer Education Training.

    http://www.homecaretoday.org.au

    Regards

    Brett

  6. Samantha Phelps says:

    I appreciate the quick response
    Thanks Brett

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