If you are a busy person caring for a loved one, finding good quality home care support will be important to you. Whether you need full-time care or a little extra care to fill the gaps when you can’t be there, it’s a big decision. Here is a bit of guidance on how to interview care workers, and what sort of questions you may want to ask them that will help decide who best meets your needs.
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Founder Better Caring
Peter is the founder and executive director of Better Caring. Driven by his own family’s difficulty in finding a skilled and affordable care worker who could connect socially with his parents, Peter co-founded Better Caring, a platform to connect aged care and disability support workers with those seeking their services.
From February 27 this year, changes to legislation mean that Australians receiving support from the government in the form of a Home Care Package now have greater freedom to shop around and get the best deal. But while the aged care industry is still catching up with what the changes mean for their business, for many consumers, finding reliable information is an ongoing challenge.
Informed consumers will certainly be the winners in this new world of consumer choice. To help...
So you’ve got a government funded Home Care Package and, under the government’s Consumer Directed Care (CDC) initiative, you have the freedom to shop around and choose which services you need. This is a good thing, but how sure are you that you’re not wasting a substantial amount of your funding on unnecessary costs?
Facts about Consumer Directed Care
1. Every Home Care Package is now consumer-directed, meaning you have an individual budget and can choose how to use it...