So what is Consumer Directed Care or CDC?
Introduced in July 2015, consumer directed care aims to give the aged and their families more choice when it comes to the delivery of aged and home care. Accordingly, CDC gives you control over who provides your home care package, what services you receive, and when. The team at Beacon Support fully understand and embrace the consumer directed approach to your care. This means that we can offer you advice and support but you are always in control of your care.
The the main objective of the initiative is to encourage aging people to remain in their homes for longer. As of February 2017, the government subsidy for home care has been delivered directly to the recipient and not to the care provider as had been done in the past. This gives you even more control over the choices that you make. So what else do you need to know when asking what is consumer directed care?