The appeal of self-management in the Home Care Packages Program is understandable. Older people have been looking after themselves and others for a long time, and most want to remain in the driver’s seat.
Self-managed Home Care Package providers advertise that they offer more choice, more control, more hours and more freedom - all for a fixed cost of 13% of the budget. But is self-management all it’s cracked up to be?
The basics: What is self-management?
After more than 20 years working in executive Human Resource Management across a range of world-class companies such as Hilton Hotels and Telstra, Mark established Home Instead Senior Care in South Australia with the intent of changing the face of ageing in South Australia. The service delivered high quality care to older people across South Australia. Having assisted over 11,000 seniors across Metropolitan Adelaide, the Hills and the Fleurieu, Mark is now Executive Director of My Care Solution - a premium South Australian provider of home care services.