Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

A Fair Go for the Elderly; Power to the People with Home Care Charter Amended

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

A Fair Go for the Elderly; Power to the People with Home Care Charter Amended

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Byline: Jacob Carson jacob.carson@gympietimes.com

CDC Amendment Information

Started yesterday

Information at agedcare.health.gov.au or phone 1800 020 103

GYMPIE region's older citizens who access home care services will soon have more flexibility and control than ever thanks to new policy changes starting yesterday.

The major overhaul of consumer directed care will increase the freedom of choice the region's home care recipients will have in deciding what care they need, and where their finances are allocated.

It follows previous amendments encouraging care providers to be more transparent about the finances of their clientele and where the funding is going.

The end goal is to increase the ability and agency of the elderly to make their own decisions, as well as hopefully lessen the fees of care organisations.

"What you've seen in the past is that major institutions, including our churches, have provided a large percentage of home care services," Envigor Private Home Care executive manager Tracey Silvester said yesterday. …

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