17. Will Consumer Directed Care (CDC) make it easier for my loved one to stay at home?

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Absolutely it will because:

a) It has introduced transparency into how much the Government’s subsidy your loved one is receiving. For the first time, a monthly statement is required to be supplied to the client for each person’s in home care package. This shows what your loved one’s Government subsidy is and how it was spent. This transparency gives consumers the ability to negotiate with their Approved Provider/Funder on how many hours of direct care they receive.

b) Consumers now have the RIGHT to state what type of care they needwhen they need it and who they want to deliver the care. This means they can now request specialist providers like Daughterly Care. We are very experienced at providing tailored solutions to clients who have very high expectations, dementia or high care needs.

c) While waiting (up to 2 years) for their Government Subsidised care to start, consumers often engage private care providers like Daughterly CareSo when your Government Subsidised Package does become available you can request to retain the same Caregivers you have been using to enable consistency of care.

d) Consumers can seek other types of care that would better suit their needs and budget such as our unique  Live In Care service provided on a daily set rate. This can dramatically improve the consumer’s quality of life and give far greater value for money, as you can see in our most recent Exceptional Care Example where we negotiated care from 28 hours a week up to 4 days of Live In Care.

How can Daughterly Care increase the amount of In Home Care using their Government subsidised Home Care Package?

Here is the amount the Government/Taxpayers pay for the 4 different levels of packages and the typical number of hours of direct care provided for each package.

Love and Quality of Life wins

A husband and wife are both receiving level 4 Government Subsidised In Home Care packages.  As the wife has dementia she is receiving an additional 11.5% cognitive payment. Their service provider is receiving $115,529.80 pa from the Government and supplied 28 hours of care per week ie 4 hours a day. They are not coping with that solution. Read how Daughterly Care recommended we use that funding to get the Government to pay for 4 days of Live in Care every week for the rest of their life. That only leaves 3 days per week for them to fund themselves.


If your loved one is receiving a LEVEL 3 or LEVEL 4 Government Subsidised Home Page Package and:

1. They want to stay at home for life, i.e. they don’t want to go to a nursing home; and

2. They are struggling to cope at home with the amount of care they are currently receiving from their Approved Provider, then call us to discover how we can review your Monthly Care Package Statement and show you how to negotiate lower administration fees and more care hours from your

Directed Care
Home Care
Per annum
11.5% Cognitive
Per annum p/person
Govt. Subsidy
Per annum p/person
Previous Typical
hours of
Directed Care*
Typical hours of
Directed Care
currently being offered^
Hours Daughterly Care
has been able to
negotiate with Approved Providers
Level 1 $9,179.75 $1,036.60 $10,063.05 1 hour 1 hour
Level 2 $16,147.60 $1,825.00 $17,702.50 4 hours 3 hours
Level 3 $35,138.55 $3,974.85 $38,525.75 10 hours 6 hours 1 day of Live In Care, 24 Hours
Level 4 $53,268.10 $6,022.50 $58,400.00 14 hours 9 hours 18.75 Hours of pay by the hour care which became almost 2 days of live in care

*Based on survey of Northern Sydney Approved Providers and confirmed as typical by attendees at APNS Conference in March 2015

^ Based on Approved Provider Budgets and Monthly Statements checked in May, June, July, August 2015.

The Definitive Guide to Government Funded Consumer Directed In Home Aged Care Packages

1. What is a Consumer Directed Care (CDC) in Home Care Package?

2. How many hours of support or care can I receive for my Home Care Package?

3. What can a Government Subsidised Home Care Package pay for?

4. What are the costs of a Consumer Directed Care (CDC) Home Care Package?

5. What does Consumer Directed Care (CDC) Home Care Package mean?

6. Consumers’ 9 New Rights under Consumer Directed Care (CDC)

7. How do you apply for a Government Subsidised Home Care Package?

8. Are you approved or assigned a Government Funded Home Care Package?

9. Should Self-Funded Seniors accept a Level 2 Home Care Package?

10. Should Self-Funded Seniors accept a Level 3 or 4 Home Care Package?

11. Should a Pensioner accept a Level 1 or 2 Home Care Package?

12. How do I start my Home Care Package?

13. How do I transfer my Home Care Package to Daughterly Care Community Services?

14. How do I know if the Home Care Package fees I’m being charged are fair?

15. How will Consumer Directed Care (CDC) benefit my loved one?

16. Is Consumer Directed Care (CDC) working?

17. Will Consumer Directed Care (CDC) make it easier for my loved one to stay at home? Current Page

18. What happens to the Unspent Funds in my Government Funded / Subsidised Home Care Package?

19. If I hold a DVA Card can I have an In Home Care Package too?

20. Can I take leave from my Home Care Package?

21. Frequently asked questions about Consumer Directed Care (CDC) Home Care Packages

Discover the secret to getting more out of your Consumer Directed Care (CDC) Home Care Package!

Do you have a question that isn’t answered here or just looking for more information? Browse our FAQs.

17. What happens to the Unspent Funds in my Government Funded / Subsidised Home Care Package?

Need more information? To know more about us, read why we started Daughterly Care, and take a look at our services. Meet the stars of our business, our in home Caregivers and case managers and operations team.

Read unsolicited feedback from our clients. We’re always thrilled to receive such kind words.

The next step is easy … contact us for a confidential chat about your needs or to organise your, free no obligation consultation email claireg@daughterlycare.com.au or call us on (02) 9970 7333.