The Australian Federal Government is currently undertaking a significant reform of the aged care sector. Specifically, the sector has been criticised for not being responsive to the needs of the Australian population and will be unable to deliver appropriate and effective caretoan ageing population with increasingly more complex care needs. A key element of the reform process will involve a move towards Consumer-Directed Care where by people will have greater choice, and the care they receive will be based on the individual needs.
You have been asked to provide a summary of Consumer-Directed Aged Health Care both here and internationally and include examples of where it has been implemented and evaluated. You are then required to provide a summary of the requirements for effective implementation in Australia along with an evaluation frame work that you have developed to determine its effectiveness overtime.