What is Consumer Directed Care?
Consumer Directed Care (CDC) is a way of giving aged care that lets the person receiving care make their own choices. It's all about:
Making Your Own Decisions:
People can decide what kind of help they need and who will provide it. This could be help with daily tasks, nursing, or other services.
Planning Your Care:
Each person gets a care plan that fits just for them. It's based on what they need and what they like.
Controlling Your Care Budget:
People know how much money they have for care and get to decide how to spend it.
Changing Plans When Needed:
If someone's needs or wants change, their care plan can change too.
Feeling Comfortable and Independent:
The main goal is to make sure people are comfortable and can live as independently as possible.
Consumer Directed Care is about giving control back to the person who needs care, making sure they get help in a way that suits them best.
A transparent approach
The consumer directed care approach introduced in July 2015, ensures that providers of in-home care make information available to their clients so that they can make informed decisions on the choices that they make.
It allows aging people to continue to live in the comfort of their homes while receiving home care, partially or fully funded by the government. Consumer Directed Care focuses on providing options from which a customer can select.