Aged Care Reforms Mean the Standard of Care Is Evolving
Aged care support in Australia is constantly evolving. The reform aims to empower individuals, promote choice, and enhance the overall quality of aged care services in Australia. Our team is dedicated to improving the quality, safety and choice in aged care. We want to create a simpler system, including face-to-face support.
At CÜRA, we will keep adapting our services to align with evolving standards. But for our customers, it can be difficult to keep up with changes and what the implications of those changes are. We can help you to understand Australia’s Aged Care Reform and learn how any changes might apply to you.
What Is The Aged Care Reform?
The Aged Care Reform is a comprehensive set of changes and initiatives aimed at improving the aged care system in Australia. This reform is a response to the changing needs of Australia’s ageing population. It aims to improve and enhance the quality, accessibility, and sustainability of aged care services, especially as our ageing population continues to expand.
How Will The Aged Care Reform Impact You?
In future, the Aged Care Reform might impact the way you access aged care services or packages across the country. But the reform seeks to expand access to services, not reduce it. Therefore, you shouldn’t see any reduction in your access to resources or services. The specific details of the Aged Care Reform will vary over time, as new policies and initiatives are introduced to address the changing needs of the ageing population. Therefore, it’s difficult to say how each individual’s experience may change. That said, the aim of the reform is to further enhance the quality and accessibility of aged care services in Australia.
How CÜRA Will Implement The Aged Care Reform
The Aged Care Reform hasn’t been finalised yet but, as it progresses, we are committed to keeping up with the changes. We are continuously improving our services and working closely with regulatory bodies and government agencies to ensure that our practices align with evolving expectations.
We view the Aged Care Reform as an opportunity for positive change. As a result, we will support any initiative that helps to enhance the lives of elderly individuals. At CÜRA we are committed to providing the highest quality of care and support and promoting independence and dignity for all those we serve.
Some services need to be charged GST, such as services delivered by subcontractors, and GST is included in the cost entered in the quote.
No, we do not charge anything if you stop using our services.
We work together on your annual budget taking into account your personal situation. All services are recorded and a monthly statement will be issued. Statements are sent out on a monthly basis or as requested.
Depending on you or your carer’s abilities, you can have high customer control which will save on care management fees. We don’t currently offer full self management but will discuss with you the option to have high or low customer control. Your personal care advisor can assist you with this arrangement as part of your budget/quote development.
Depending on the package level and the level of customer control there are different percentages. Examples of percentages are in our budget spreadsheet. Your Care Advisor can show you on the budget spreadsheet when we first visit.
Yes, the level of consumer involvement and control may vary. This could range from a high level of involvement, particularly in areas such as care coordination, to very little or no active involvement. Home Care Package care levels are allocated 1, 2, 3 and 4, with supplements for different conditions, for example, Dementia.
This will depend on the Home Care Package you have been assessed for and what you would like to include in the package. CÜRA also offers private services to top up your package and other funded programs that may be able to top up the package.
Yes, any subsidy or care fees paid to CÜRA while you are on leave must be included in the regular statement of income and expenditure provided to you. Unspent funds will accumulate in your account.