Consumer-directed care : a way to empower consumers? /Series: Alzheimer's Australia paperPublisher: Alzheimer's Australia 2007Description: PDFSubject(s): Patient Advocacy | Alzheimers Disease Patients - Care | Consumer Satisfaction | ConsumersOnline Resources: Electronic copy
This publication provides a resource to help those with an interest in aged care to reflect on whether overseas experience with Consumer-Directed Care (CDC) has relevance in the Australian context. It has been produced now to support the seminars to be given by Dr. Tilly in Australia during July 2007 and to contribute to the policy debate surrounding community care as part of the implementation of the The Way Forward. The paper is not suggesting that Australia should import a new model of care. The welfare and care systems in which CDC has been developed overseas are very different to the Australian context. Rather the paper suggests ways in which the influence of CDC may be extended in Australian programs and services to increase consumer choice.
Consumer-directed care_A way to empower consumers ConsDirCare.pdf