After two years of lockdowns, our way of life has changed. As restrictions continue to ease it is important to reassess your lifestyle and recognise if you require home care. Have you noticed signs of deterioration in your health? Have your care needs in recent years become more prevalent? This article will take you through the essential steps and requirements in determining if you are ready to self-manage a Home Care Package.
Are you prepared to?
- Give some time to self-manage your Home Care Package.
- Recognise the need for a review of your Care Plan package and start it.
- Consider your current health, risks, and safety.
- Develop plans and methods to stay connected to the community.
- Find, communicate with, and roster your own care workers.
- Be unbiased when discussing and determining your care needs.
- Coordinate and track a simple budget, including managing invoices.
- Examine bank statements, identifying anything which appears incorrect.
- Record tax invoices for the products and services you have purchased.
- Communicate and resolve disagreements regarding payments and services.
Do you currently?
Understand your rights as a Home Care Package consumer.
- Know the items and services available for purchase with package funds,
- Have the ability to access and use the internet as well as view documents online and access emails regularly.
- Plan ahead regarding medical or other conditions that may affect your wellbeing and home care package.
- Understand/recognise your care needs and how to plan for them.
What should I do now?
This checklist is an essential guide in determining if you are ready to self-manage a Home Care Package. Trilogy Care offers a wealth of experience in assisting clients manage their Home Care Package, so clients can continue to live independent, healthy, and supported lives.
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