Adjusting to Consumer Directed Care: the experience of Brotherhood of St Laurence community aged care service users25 May 2016
Australia’s approach to providing care for older adults living at home is changing significantly, under the banner of Consumer Directed Care. Clients now have individual choice and control of their government-subsidised Home Care Packages.
An action research study was undertaken to track the challenges of introducing the new model of community aged care, as developed at the Brotherhood of St Laurence. This report focuses on the experiences of older adults and their carers. While capable consumers appreciated being able to choose their services and activities, the study suggested that others will need adequate, ongoing support to exercise meaningful choice and control.
Download the report Adjusting to Consumer Directed Care (PDF, 787 KB)