16. 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 need, when 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 Care. So 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 10% cognitive payment. Their service provider is receiving $99,890 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.
OUR INVITATION TO YOU …
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
Per annum p/person
Per annum p/person
|Typical hours of
currently being offered^
|Hours Daughterly Care
has been able to
negotiate with Approved Providers
|Level 1||$7,822||$782||$8,064||1 hour||1 hour|
|Level 2||$14,231||$1,423||$15,654||4 hours||3 hours|
|Level 3||$31,291||$3,129||$34,220||10 hours||6 hours||1 day of Live In Care, 24 Hours|
|Level 4||$47,567||$4,756||$52,323||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.