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Latest research from University of South Australia on CDC

Researchers from the University of South Australia have completed a study on The Financial Capability of Older People who receive a Home Care Package. The findings suggest that strategies to increase an older person's autonomy were viewed as beneficial, with participants wanting a greater say in how funds are allocated. Read the report here

Final report released

The final report, Consumer Directed Care: The expectations and experiences of people aged 50 years and over in Australia was launched on Friday 15 June 2018. 

The Rise of the Consumer: Engagement of older people with consumer directed care Preliminary Findings

The second report of the project is available here. The results are based on a cross sectional survey of 1013 older Australians currently not receiving aged care support.

The research found knowledge of consumer directed care is patchy across the community with significant groups within the population poorly informed about this important initiative.

Of note is that the majority of participants in the survey did want to manage their own services and budget.

Report of Service Provider Online Survey

As a first step, a short online survey was undertaken with aged care service providers to develop an insight about the changes that organisations have, and may need to, implement; and to gauge how prepared providers are to deliver their services within the new CDC model.

The survey has highlighted both the opportunities and the challenges evident within CDC at this time, and has suggested some pathways for further improvement.

Read the entire report here

September 1, 2017

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