Consumer Directed Care and Home Care Packages

Consumer Directed Care and Home Care Packages

So the client, or ‘consumer’ as they are now called, finally gets to have some substantial input on the care they receive. This is a great step forward. No longer does the client have to accept what an organisation or assessor believes is ‘good’  or right for them....
Responsibilities, the flip side of Rights

Responsibilities, the flip side of Rights

I realised when reading back over last week’s blog that I hadn’t really addressed the area of client responsibilities adequately. We talk about client’s rights, and the importance of upholding these often in our services. But what about the responsibilities of...
The Rights and Responsibilities of Clients

The Rights and Responsibilities of Clients

The Federal Government’s aged care reforms package, that has been rolling out since 2010, has followed a Human Rights approach. There is a strong push for the promotion of a ‘person-centred’ decision making process and respect for the dignity of older people. The...
Seven steps to writing a care plan

Seven steps to writing a care plan

Some people find the idea of writing a care plan (particularly a Consumer Directed Care plan) daunting however it needn’t be. Let me see if I can break down the process so it’s a little easier to understand.     Firstly, the essence of any care...
Client Assessment – Plan for it

Client Assessment – Plan for it

Assessment and Care Planning are important aspects of care delivery. Without these, you have no way of knowing what your client needs. You don’t have a base line to evaluate how the services you are providing are meeting their needs. In the past many remote...