Journal article

Consumer expectations of self‐managing aged home care packages in Australia

Carmel Laragy, Sophie D Vasiliadis

Health & Social Care in the Community | Wiley | Published : 2020


This study investigated the expectations of older people who chose to participate in a self‐management trial of home aged care packages conducted by COTA Australia. Empowerment theory is used to interpret the findings. All Australian home aged care support packages are delivered using a consumer directed care (CDC) model, and most are managed by an aged care provider. The COTA Australia trial gave older people the opportunity to self‐manage their package and have more control over spending and less constraints on its use. This study examined three questions: (a) what motivated the older person, or an informal carer acting on their behalf, to participate in the self‐managing trial; (b) what o..

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