Older Australians will have more choice in services!

The Australian Government announced there will be changes to improve the way home care services are provided to older people. The changes will be introduced in two stages.

From February 2017, funding for a home care package will be provided to a consumer and will be more flexibility on the choice of provider.

From July 2018, the Government will combine the Home Care Packages Programme and the Commonwealth Home Support Programme into a single care at home programme to make it easier to provide services.

Consumers, providers and other stakeholders will have an opportunity to provide feedback and be involved in the implementation. A public discussion paper is expected to be available in October.

Have a say! Take control of your own care!

Please click on factsheet provided for further details.

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Source: Increasing choice for older Australians Source: Department of Social Services www.dss.gov.au