…yet in the majority of families in Australia we still see the mother taking on the role of “homemaker” – with primary responsibility for cooking, cleaning and caring for children.
But is this cultural norm preventing older men from accessing support services within our community?
In July 2015, the Australian Government introduced a new approach to aged care called Consumer Directed Care (CDC) that was designed to give greater control to people who choose to live independently in their own homes through their later years.
"Thank you for meeting with our family today to discuss the process to help our Mother move into residential aged care. The meeting
was truly wonderful! You’re the greatest! No doubt there’ll be hurdles yet but now we have a plan and a direction to work toward…
A pleasure to work with
"I would like to thank Margie for her wonderful support in getting Troy on the next flight home. She has done a wonderful job. It has
been a pleasure to work with your organisation and I will be adding your company to our list of providers for 1:1 holiday support."
Someone to turn to
"Thank you for the extra time & TLC… Your advice came in very handy at the family meeting, not to mention someone to turn to
should we hit a wall. Many many thanks."