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....
Disease and the Elderly: How can You Help your Clients?

Disease and the Elderly: How can You Help your Clients?

I had an interesting conversation late last year with a colleague who returned to study as an Enrolled Nurse (EN) after a number of years working in administrative roles within various government and non-government organisations. This colleague had returned to a...
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...