In-home and community care recipients’ rights and responsibilities

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Just in case you haven’t seen them before, there is a suite of rights and responsibilities for those receiving care in their own home that set out what is expected under the federal Aged Care Act 1997.

If you have a concern about these rights or responsibilities, the best agency to address those to is the federal Department of Health’s Ageing and Aged Care. However, if your queries are more about accessing aged care services for older or infirm people, you should visit the My Aged Care website or call 1800 200 422.

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Have these in-home care rights and responsibilities been spelled out to you or your loved one? Have you ever been witness to one or more breaches of these rights? What additional things could be added to these lists of rights and responsibilities?

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