News tagged with CDC

ACCC Consumer Directed Aged Care survey

 

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is currently leading a national initiative of Commonwealth, state and territory consumer protection regulators to develop educational resources to assist older consumers and their support networks understand their consumer rights and options when choosing to interact with providers of goods and services in the aged care sector.

The ACCC would also like to assist providers in the Consumer Directed Care sector by developing resources to assist businesses to understand their obligations under the … Read the rest

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From 1 July 2016 Ageing and Aged Care content will be moved from the Department of Social Services website to the Department of Health’s platform at agedcare.health.gov.au. This is due to Machinery of Government changes which moved the responsibility for Ageing and Aged Care from the Department of Social Services to the Department of Health. The switchover will not be instantaneous as it can take some time for pages to appear. You will be able to continue to access … Read the rest

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Consumer Directed Care and the Home Care Standards

 

Home Care Today

Home Care Today and the Quality Agency have developed forums on Consumer Directed Care (CDC) and how it supports performance against the Home Care Standards in response to an overwhelming demand from industry seeking further information.

A national road show of one-day practical forums on ‘Consumer Directed Care and the Home Care Standards – Where can it take you?’ look at consumer directed care in the context of the Home Care Standards and help envisage systems and processes … Read the rest

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Increasing Consumer Choice in Home Care – legislation passed by Parliament

The Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Increasing Consumer Choice) Bill 2016 giving effect to the first stage of the home care reforms was passed by the House of Representatives on 2 March and the Senate on 3 March. The changes in Stage 1 will start on 27 February 2017.

The Bill will amend the Aged Care Act 1997 and the Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 in three main areas:

  • Funding for a home care package will follow the consumer, replacing
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Radio COTA – We’re live!

 

COTA (Council on the Ageing) Queensland is the Seniors Peak giving older Queenslanders a voice on issues that affect them.

 “Today we launched Radio COTA, a weekly podcast focused on topical and relevant information for older Queenslanders”

“In the first episode we inform listeners about the history, present and future of COTA Queensland and also explore Age-friendly Cities and Communities with Dr Kathleen Brasher, a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group, Global Network Age-friendly Cities and

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A new RADIO service for seniors 

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Wednesday 16 February 2016

A new RADIO service for seniors

COTA (Council on the Ageing) Queensland is the Seniors Peak giving older Queenslanders a voice on issues that affect them.

“We are very excited to be launching Radio COTA, a weekly podcast focused on topical and relevant information for older Queenslanders” said COTA Queensland Chief Executive Mark Tucker-Evans.

Radio COTA will be hosted by media veteran Andy Neil and can be accessed through any mobile device or computer.… Read the rest

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COTA Queensland welcomes new Peer Educators

PE Training - Sunshine Coast - 29-1-2016

 

COTA Queensland’s Community Education program has trained and welcomes a new cohort of Peer Educators to their team. The COTA Queensland Peer Education program trains seniors to deliver free information sessions for their peers within their community. The program is currently offering free sessions on the changes to aged care services and the introduction of the new Home Care Package system. These sessions aim to increase the knowledge of older Queenslanders so they can maintain control of their own … Read the rest

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