What is the Commonwealth Home Support Program?

What is the Commonwealth Home Support Program?

Those of us who work in the aged care sector often use a lot of acronyms. Sometimes we describe the care and support we provide to clients by referencing a program, such as saying someone is receiving CHSP support or they’re on a Home Care Package, but we often...

Home Care Package Changes

Don’t forget, from February 2021, as part of the Improved Payment Arrangements (IPA), Home Care Packages Program subsidies and supplements will now be paid in arrears for services delivered. These changes will not affect care recipients’ subsidy entitlements....

Serious Injury Response Scheme (SIRS)

SIRS is a new Commonwealth initiative to reduce the risk of abuse and neglect in residential aged care services. Currently, it is expected to commence on the 1st of April 2021. For more information on how this will affect your organisation, click...

“If not for CDCS, our service may not have even survived, let alone become a provider of choice. They brought our service from disfunction to a respected, quality service provider with effective processes and procedures. CDCS are specialists in their field and have...

“I strongly recommend that organisations utilise the CDCS Team, they have an enormous amount of knowledge, experience and patience.Each of the team members has their own particular area of expertise, which has helped us in all areas of our operations.” Tracey...
How to Sensitively Approach Vaccine Hesitancy in Aged Care

How to Sensitively Approach Vaccine Hesitancy in Aged Care

Last week, I spent time in a remote community in South Australia. Whilst completing some aged care client assessments, I asked people what their intention was regarding getting the COVID vaccination once it was available to them. It was both interesting and disturbing...
The Balancing Act | Duty of Care in Aged Care

The Balancing Act | Duty of Care in Aged Care

We often hear the term Duty of Care casually thrown around in the workplace, especially in the aged care setting, but what does it actually mean and how does it interact with Dignity of Risk? If you work in the aged or disability sector you have both a legal and moral...
Organisational Sustainability

Organisational Sustainability

You know, sometimes you just shouldn’t eat that extra piece of cake: it can ruin a good thing! Similarly, you sometimes need to reject an offer or opportunity that comes across your desk. It might not be in the best interests of your organisation. We sometimes miss...
What’s Your Message? | Communication in Aged Care

What’s Your Message? | Communication in Aged Care

I have a confession to make: you see, I have been fascinated with this thing we label as ‘communication’ or more specifically ‘messaging’ for a long time, probably because I have personally struggled in getting it right, and I know how critical good communication...