Self-management Resources and Tools

Self-management Resources and Tools

COTA Australia’s ‘Self-management in Home Care’ project was a ground-breaking initiative funded by the Australian Government from 2017 to its conclusion in September 2019. The COTA Australia website hosts numerous resources  freely available to both providers and consumers to help build a greater understanding and practical knowledge about self-management in home care.

This webpage contains helpful resources and tools for providers and consumers of home care packages. These resources were developed as part of the Increasing Self-management in Home Care project. On the list you will find guidance, processes and tools to help integrate self-management into your organisation or into your life as a consumer of home care.

CONSUMER self-management resources:

The Consumer Guide to Self-management is your complete guide to self-management in home care from a consumer perspective. You will discover how to achieve more control and autonomy in the day-to-day functions of your home care package in partnership with your provider.

The Consumer Self-management Toolkit gives you handy and practical tools and resources that cover all aspects of self-management to help, guide and support you. These two documents are companions and should be used together for maximum benefit.

DOWNLOAD: Consumer Guide (please click OK when prompted) 
DOWNLOAD: Consumer Toolkit

PROVIDER self-management resources:

The Provider Implementation Guide is your complete guide to self-management in home care from a provider perspective. It is designed to prepare you and your organisation to deliver a model of care that enables consumers to achieve more choice, control and autonomy in the day-to-day functions of their home care package.

The provider’s guide to Developing a Self-management Agreement gives you helpful information to establish an agreement with your consumers that spells out who does what in regards to the day-to-day activities of self-management.

DOWNLOAD: Provider Implementation Guide
DOWNLOAD: Provider’s Guide to Developing a self-management Agreement

The companion Consumer resources are essential resources for you in guiding your self-managing consumers.

VIDEO: What is Self-management?

This short video explains a bit about self-management in home care and the COTA Australia model of self-management. To find out more about self-management please view COTA Australia’s website and the Consumer and Provider Resources for Self-management in Home Care. If you have a home care provider, please contact them to discuss your self-management options.

VIEW video: Self-management in Home Care – What is Self-management?

VIDEO: What Consumers Want

This short video explains a bit about why consumers want to access a self-management model in home care. To find out more about self-management please view COTA Australia’s website and the Consumer and Provider Resources for Self-management in Home Care. If you have a home care provider, please contact them to discuss your self-management options.

VIEW video: Self-management in Home Care – What Consumers Want 

VIDEO: Rob and Kate’s Story

This short video is a story about Kate and Rob who are self-managing Kate’s home care package together. This video will demonstrate a bit about how consumers can benefit from a self-management model. To find out more about self-management please view COTA Australia’s website and the Consumer and Provider Resources for Self-management in Home Care. If you have a home care provider, please contact them to discuss your self-management options.

VIEW video: Self-management in Home Care – Rob & Kate’s Story

VIDEO: Helen’s Story

This short video is a story about Helen who is self-managing her home care package. This video will demonstrate a bit about how consumers can benefit from a self-management model. To find out more about self-management please view COTA Australia’s website and the Consumer and Provider Resources for Self-management in Home Care. If you have a home care provider, please contact them to discuss your self-management options.

VIEW video: Self-management in Home Care – Helen’s Story

Quality of Care Principles – Care and Services Schedule

The Quality of Care Principles – Care and Services Schedule is the legislative guidance for home care package funding purchases. This is where you and your provider will find the legislated criteria on what you can and cannot spend your home care package funding on.

DOWNLOAD: Quality of Care Principles – Care and Services Schedule

Self-management Brochure for Consumers

This brochure highlights the main benefits for consumers considering self-managing their home care.

DOWNLOAD: Self-management Brochure

Literature Review for the Self-management in Home Care project

This literature review provides an overview of consumer directed care (CDC) programs and focuses on service system design and implementation strategies shown to contribute to successful self-management and positive outcomes. The purpose of this review was to inform the development, implementation and evaluation of the Increasing Self-management in Home Care Project being conducted by COTA Australia 2017 – 2019.

DOWNLOAD: Literature Review

Home Care Today resources

Home Care Today is full of helpful information and resources for anyone looking to know more about home care packages in general. There are lots of resources for both consumers and providers.

VIEW our page: Home Care Today

Self-management in Home Care Project Resources by COTA Australia is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.