Many people looking at aged care may have heard the term CDC services or wondered what is consumer directed care?
These are important terms in aged care services as consumer directed care aims to give the aged more control of the home and aged care services that they use. It gives the individual the choice of services which they will purchase and gives them the choice of service provider. The system is flexible and allows the individual to tailor the support services that they receive to their individual lifestyles, personal requirements, and budget.
In line with the Australian government’s intention to keep the elderly in domestic living environments, since February 2017, the home care package is paid to the individual rather than to the service provider. This gives the recipient even more control than they previously had, which is in line with Beacon Support’s approach to Consumer Directed Care or CDC services.