Older people are being encouraged to have their say on information and support services to consumers of home care packages and residential aged care services.
Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, said the consultation period on the draft National Aged Care Advocacy Framework is now open.
“Advocacy is a fundamental element of the aged care system, and consumers of aged care services, their families or representatives have the right to participate in decisions about the services they receive and to have their views heard,” he said.
Wyatt said that the recent review of Commonwealth aged care advocacy services looked at how consumers could best use the aged care system, including supporting them to have increased choice and control.
“The development of this framework was a key finding of this review and will help support a nationally consistent approach to the delivery of Commonwealth-funded advocacy services for aged care consumers.”
Consultation on the draft National Aged Care Advocacy Framework closes on 7 October 2016.
National Seniors will be making a submission and welcomes input from members.
You can have your say by emailing email@example.com