Client choice gets a boost

Speaker Graham Thorp

Speaker Graham Thorp

CARE Beyond Measure clients will now have greater choice in selecting their support service providers.

A forum held tonight will provide information about revised packages as well as consumer director care and disability support programs. 

Care Beyond Measure managing director Sam Tayeh said changes to funding and the looming National Disability Insurance Scheme meant clients could now choose their support provider. 

"Our clients and those requiring aged care and disability services are asking that we think differently when responding to their needs," he said. 

"Our unique care and support model is centered around the client and the family," he said. 

"Our aim is to help clients live as independently as possible and help assimilate them back into their family relationships if they so desire, as well as into the community."

He said the forum, on Wednesday from 5.30pm until 7pm at The Capital theatre, would help clients find out more about aged and disability trends that affected them. 

Key speakers, including client Graham Thorp and a representative from Grafton Australia, will discuss how to educate choice. 

"We are delighted to have three families share their stories and have member for Bendigo East and other industry leaders to update us on recent events in the industry," Mr Tayeh said. 

He urged people to question whether their current service provider was meeting their needs and whether they were happy with the level of family involvement in their service provision. 

Each of the six speakers will provide a ten-minute presentation followed by 30 minutes of question time. 

Care Beyond Measure provides in-home help for an accident, illness, disability or ageing. 

The Bendigo provider also offers short-term help while people are recovering from surgery, an illness or accident, or while regular help is away or busy.

For more information on the forum, call 5444 5662. 

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