Final report of the project “The Rise of the Consumer: Engagement of Older People with Consumer Directed Care’ launch
The research team and reference group came together with invited guests to launch the final report of the project “The Rise of the Consumer: Engagement of Older People with Consumer Directed Care”, on Friday 15 June 2018.
This project, funded through an Australian Research Centre grant, was conducted in partnership with research institutions University of SA, University of Adelaide and Torrens University and service providers Resthaven Incorporated, ACH, Anglicare SA, COTA, Uniting SA, and Care Connect.
The project explored expectations, aspirations and experiences of older Australians over the period in which a new model, Consumer Directed Care, was being implemented into home care services. The project interviewed people in three cohorts: those aged over 50 who were not in receipt of aged care services, people who transitioned from a prior model of Home Care to a Consumer Directed Care (CDC) model, and those people who have only received Home Care Packages under a CDC model.
Overall, the project found that the model of personalised care embodied in CDC in Home Care Packages is attractive to older Australians and has great potential to deliver substantial gains for the independence, self-worth and wellbeing of older Australians.
The full findings of the project are available in the final report, available at https://www.cdcengagement.com/publications