Released: 27 February 2017
The Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, AM, MP, today launched Increasing Choice in Home Care, which gives consumers more choice in home care services – such as personal care, nursing and social support – to suit their individual needs.
Mr Wyatt said the major reform will improve the way services are delivered to older people in their homes.
“Changes to Home Care Packages, starting today, mean that funding for home care will – for the first time – follow the consumer, not the provider,” he said
“This major change allows older Australians to direct funding to the provider of their choice to meet their particular needs.
“If their care needs are not being met they can change providers more easily.
“This will result in service providers offering more flexible, personalised services that put older people and their families at the centre of the delivery of high-quality, innovative home care.”