Approved Providers – Working with the New Kids on the Block

Approved Providers – Working with the New Kids on the Block

With the 27th February 2017 deadline looming, established aged care providers should look around them to see who else is positioning themselves to offer Home Care Package management and support in their region. It has been interesting to note that over the past couple...
Helping your clients identify meaningful goals

Helping your clients identify meaningful goals

One of the clearly defined goals of the aged care reforms is for people to remain active participants of their community. There are clearly both social and economic benefits to keeping elders within the social structure of any community. Elders have the time to devote...
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....
A Pledge for Positive Change: Providing client centred care in 2015

A Pledge for Positive Change: Providing client centred care in 2015

Change. Often this is imposed on us from above. But what if you were the change-maker? What difference could you make in your workplace? International Change Day is fast approaching – mark it on your calendar: Wednesday 11th March 2015. What is it? Change Day is...
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...