Care Recipients Rights - Home Care

 

 General 
 

1       Each care recipient has the following rights: to be treated with dignity with his or her privacy respected

   

a) to be treated and accepted as an individual, and to have my individual preferences respected

 

b) to be treated with dignity, with his or her privacy respected

 

c) to receive care that is respectful of him or her, or his or her family and home

 

d) to receive care without being obliged to feel grateful to those providing the care

 

e) to full and effective use of all human, legal and consumer rights, including the right to freedom of

    speech regarding his or her care

 

f) to have access to advocates and other avenues of redress

 

g) to be treated without exploitation, abuse, discrimination, harassment or neglect.

 

Consumer Directed Care - Choice and Flexibility

 

         Each care recipient has the following rights: 

 

a) to be supported by the service provider:

    (i) to set goals in relation to the outcomes he or she seeks from home care

   (ii) to determine the level of ongoing involvement and control that he or she wishes to have in the provision of         the home

   (iii) to make decisions relating to his or her own care

   (iv) to maintain his or her independence as far as possible

 

b) to choose the care and services that best meet his or her goals and assessed needs and preferences, within the limits of the resources available

 

c) to have choice and flexibility in the way the care services are provided at home

 

d) to participate in decisions that affect him or her

 

e) to have his or her representatives participate in decisions relating to his or her care if he or she requests it or     if he or shedoes not have capacity

 

Consumer Directed Care - Care and Services
 

         Each care recipient has the following rights: 

 

a) to receive reliable, coordinated, safe, quality car and services which are appropriate to meeting his or her           goals and assessed needs

 

b) to be given before, or within 14 days after, he or she commences receiving home care, a written plan of the care and services that he or she expects to receive

 

c) to receive care and services that take account of his or her other care arrangements and preferences

 

d) to ongoing review of the care and services he or she recieves (both periodic and in response to changes in his or her personal circumstances) and modification of the care and services as required.

 

Consumer Directed Care - Individualised Budget and Monthly Statement of available Funds and Expenditure
 

3 A         Each care recipient has the following rights: 

 

a) to receive an individualised budget for the care and services to be provided

 

b) to have his or her individualised budget reviewed and, if necessary, revised if:

   (i) the care and services to be provided, or the costs of providing the care and services change; or

   (ii) he or she requests the approved provider to review and, if necessary, revise the individualised budget

 
Personal Information
 

4         Each care recipient has the following rights: 

 

a) to privacy and confidentiality of his or her personal information

 

b) to access his or her personal information

 

Communication
 

5         Each care recipient has the following rights: 

 

a) to be helped to understand any information he or she is given

 

b) to be given a copy of the Charter of Rights and Responsibilities for Community Care

 

c) to be offered a written agreement that includes all agreed matters

 

d) to choose a person to speak on his or her behalf for any purpose

 

Comments and Complaints
 

6         Each care recipient has the following rights: 

 

a) to be given information on how to make comments and complaints about the care and services he or she           recieves

 

b) to complain about the care and services he or she receives, without fear of losing the care or being

     disadvantaged in any way

 

c) to have complaints investigated fairly and confidentially, and to have appropriate steps taken to resolve

    issues of concern

 

Fees
 

7       Each care recipient has the following rights: 

 

a) to have his or her fees determined in a way that is transparent, accessible and fair

 

b) to receive invoices that are clear and in a format that is understandable

 

c) to have his or her fees reviewed periodically and on request when there are changes to his or her financial

     circumstances

 

d) not to be denied care and services because of his or her ability to pay a fee for reasons beyond his or                   her control

 

 

Care Recipients RESPONSIBILITIES - Home Care

 

General
 

1         Each care recipient has the following responsibilities: 

 

a) to respect the rights of support service workers to their human, legal and workplace rights including the    

    right to work in a safe environment

 

b) to treat care workers without exploitation, abuse, discrimination or harassment.

 

Care and Services
 

2         Each care recipient has the following responsibilities: 

 

a) to abide by the terms of the written home care agreement

 

b) acknowledge that his or her needs may change and to negotiate modifications of care and services  if his or        her care needs change

 

c) to accept responsibility for his or her own actions and choices even though some actions and choices may

    involve an element of risk

 

Communications
 

3        Each care recipient has the following responsibilities: 

 

a) to give enough information to assist the approved provider to develop, deliver and review a care plan

 

b) to tell the approved provider and their staff about any problems with the care and services

 

Access
 

4         Each care recipient has the following responsibilities: 

 

a) to allow safe and reasonable access for care workers at the times specified in his or her care plan or otherwise by agreement

 

b) to provide reasonable notice if he or she does not require home care to be provided on a particular day

 

Fees
 

5        Each care recipient has the following responsibilities: 

 

a) to pay any fee as specified in the agreement or negotiate an alternative arrangement with the provider if 

    any changes occur in his or her financial circumstances

 

 

Rights and Responsibilities