Win an iPad

Win an iPad by completing our survey on self-management of Home Care Packages

Increasing choice and control of your aged care services?

COTA Australia listens to the voice of older Australians who have told us they want to continue to make their own decisions and maintain control over the care and services they receive in their own homes as they age. As part of the COTA Australia Increasing Self-management in Home Care Project, we are interested in finding out:

  1. What is known about self-management of home care packages,
  2. The interest in increasing choice and control by offering self-management at different levels,
  3. The information or support needed to self-manage care and services, and
  4. The interest in receiving package funding (cashed-out) to self-manage at a level that suits you?

We would like to hear from people who receive or are waiting to receive a home care package, carers and family members who are supporting someone who is receiving a home care package, and from people who have ideas on personal home care budgets and the self-management of home care packages even if you haven't been assessed yet.

For your chance to win an iPad  complete the consumer survey by September 30th

If you need assistance to complete the survey, call the Self-management Project Team who are happy to support you. Freecall 1300 899 288

To access the aged care provider and staff survey before October 13th, click here.

Want to talk to us in person?

COTA Australia is planning a number of Coffee and Conversation meetings in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Hobart where we will discuss these questions and the trial in more depth. To find out more and reserve your seat, click here.

Your responses and feedback will support the development of Self-Management Toolkits for approved home care providers and their staff, and for consumers and carers, to support a Home Care Package Self-management trial in 2018.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Increasing Self-Management in Home Care Packages Team, COTA Australia.



Self-management: offers consumers, and/or a trusted family member or carer, the option to be more involved in the day-to-day planning and management of their home care at levels that suit the consumer; from total control, to partial control or the choice to have a provider manage all aspects of your package for you.

Cashed-out: package funding provided directly to the consumer, or their trusted carer, for their management through the purchase of services, care needs and accounting in relation to an agreed home care plan. Under the current legislation administration and case management would be excluded from this amount.

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