The Home Care Today website is now live! To find resources that have been developed for home care providers and consumers, and the projects that are underway to support the implementation of consumer directed care, visit www.homecaretoday.org.au.
Also now available is Your Guide to New Choices in Home Care, a booklet for consumers that explains how consumer directed care will work in home care. The booklet has been developed with feedback from consumers and home care providers and in consultation with the Department of Social Services. It steps through the process of finding home care, how CDC will open up new options and choices, and where consumers can go for further information. The booklet for consumers is available electronically on the website. All home care providers will be mailed a small number of complimentary printed copies of the booklet and can order further copies via the order form on the website. Printed copies will also be mailed to peak provider and consumer bodies, ACATs and the My Aged Care Contact Centre over the next few weeks. The process of obtaining translations into ten key languages is currently underway. These will be available on the website when completed.
The website will be constantly updated, so register for the newsletter to be advised of new resources as they become available.