“The Government is supporting Elders to have greater choice because survey after survey shows Elders prefer to remain in their own home which is the great benefit of the Consumer Directed Care reforms”.
“At the tipping point of needing support on hand, around the clock, where in the past an Elder might have moved into a Nursing Home, we are seeing Elders and families choose increased hours of care or Live in Care for their final year or months rather than move into a Nursing Home” says Kate Lambert, CEO of Daughterly Care said. “But these Government reforms can be very confusing. We are in the middle of the biggest changes and reforms to age care in 21 years and we meet Elder after Elder who doesn’t know a thing about the changes.”
“In relation to Government subsidised Home Care Packages, we can show adult children of Elders how we’ve been able to double the hours of private care our Elder clients were receiving – paid for by the Government – by reducing fees and putting in place more suitable care”, said Kate.
“In our experience, Elders and their adult children don’t know what the aged care funding reforms are and how they can take advantage of them. And we wish to educate them now, because they are the ones most likely to benefit from these current (and future) changes.”
After all, home is where the heart and joy in living is.
Want to know more?
If you find the Government’s aged care policies and funding confusing, a call to Daughterly Care’s Care Managers can demystify these processes while helping you with your in home Eldercare queries – including Live in Care, Private Nursing care, Respite care and more. Call us now on 9970 7333
*Source: Morgan Gallop Poll – Nurses have been voted the most trusted professional for 21 years in a row.
** Source: Bentley Chartered Accountants Annual Survey of Australian Aged Care Homes, 2015
^^Source: Australian Government Institute of Health & Welfare Report