Care providers can use unspent funds to buy personal monitoring tech: govt

The federal Department of Health is allowing aged and community care providers to use any unspent Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) funds to buy up to $1000 of personal monitoring technology for vulnerable clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Older people receiving home care packages can also use their packages to access monitoring services, including to purchase suitable digital technology and video conferencing equipment and access assistance in setting up and learning how to use the technology.

Posted in Aged Care

Tags: Assistive technology, COVID-19

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0 # Lesley Hunt 2020-05-08 11:26
Hi Kate, So interesting to see this information - just in the process of trying to implement some technology to assist my elderly parents in a regional NSW area. Will be forwarding this to their home care provider. Is there a link to further information about this? My Aged Care is a nightmare... Lesley
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0 # Kate McDonald 2020-05-08 11:31
Hi Lesley. Yes, the department is much better at communicating directly with providers than it is through My Aged Care.

There's some more info here: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/personal-monitoring-technology-for-senior-australians
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+1 # Lesley Hunt 2020-05-08 11:40
Much appreciated Kate, just what I needed. Mind you, compared with dealing with the NDIS for my sister the My Aged Care system is a walk in the park!
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