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Category General announcements
Date published
June 2024

Improving access to free sign language interpreting and captioning services

The National Sign Language Program is expanding to include sign language interpreting and captioning services for health and medical appointments for Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing older people.

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Category Aged care reforms
Date published
June 2024

Report on the new Aged Care Act consultation now available

The report on the consultation feedback is now available. The report presents the key issues and insights identified from stakeholders during the consultation.

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Category General announcements
Date published
May 2024

2024–25 Budget: Underpinning quality aged care

The 2024–25 Budget includes $2.2 billion to improve safe, quality aged care. It will promote stronger links between aged care and health systems to ensure older people get the medical support they need in a safe, comfortable environment.

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Category General announcements
Date published
April 2024

Reminder: update your financial details to ensure you are paying the right fees

Are your personal and financial details up to date with Services Australia or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs?

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Category Aged care reforms
Date published
March 2024

Aged Care Star Ratings promote choice and quality

All government-funded aged care homes in Australia have a Star Rating. Star Ratings make it easier to compare quality and make choices about your care. Aged care homes receive a rating of 1 to 5 stars.

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Category General announcements
Date published
February 2024

More information on provider finance and operations now available

You can now see more information about the finances and operations of aged care homes and Home Care Package providers

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Category Aged care reforms
Date published
November 2023

The new Support at Home program is starting from 2025

The Australian Government is committed to delivering reforms to in-home aged care that support older people to live safely and independently at home.

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Category General announcements
Date published
October 2023

Important update: More regular reviews of aged care fees

The Quarterly Review process for home care and residential care is changing. From October 2023, aged care reviews will occur more regularly so that changes to your aged care fees can be applied sooner.

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Category General announcements
Date published
October 2023

How respite care can help carers

Respite care can give carers time to catch up on everyday activities and look after themselves. It is available to support older people and their carers.

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Category General announcements
Date published
October 2023

My Aged Care no longer supports fax

The My Aged Care fax number (1800 728 174) is no longer available as of 31 July 2023. You can still contact My Aged Care by phone, in person, or by post.

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Category General announcements
Date published
October 2023

Program in focus: Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme

If you are feeling lonely, isolated or need help building new social connections, you can access support through the Aged Care Volunteer Visitor’s Scheme (ACVVS). The ACVVS is a free program that can help you connect to a volunteer support network in your community.

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Category Aged care reforms
Date published
August 2023

The new Support at Home program planned to start 1 July 2025

The Australian Government is committed to delivering reforms to in-home aged care that support older people to live safely and independently at home.

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Category General announcements
Date published
May 2023

Important changes to your Home Care Package budget

If you receive a Home Care Package, you will notice some changes to your package budget from 1 July 2023. This article explains what the changes are how they may impact you.

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Category General announcements
Date published
February 2023

Updates to provider specialisations

From 27 February 2023, claims from aged care providers to deliver specialised care will be published on provider profiles only if they have been verified against the My Aged Care Provider Specialisation Verification Framework.

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Category General announcements
Date published
January 2023

New translating service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can now connect to My Aged Care through Interpreter Connect. Through this free service, you can speak with My Aged Care about your aged care questions and get assistance applying for and accessing services.

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Category General announcements
Date published
December 2022

What is the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission?

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission protects the rights and interests of people who use Commonwealth-funded aged care services by making ensuring that aged care service providers give the best care possible

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Category Case studies
Date published
November 2022

Home and aged care support keeps Carolyn active

Carolyn, 80, was actively involved in her local community, until advanced arthritis made it harder to do the things she used to. Accessing help at home services through My Aged Care helped improve her health, independence and wellbeing.

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Category Aged care reforms
Date published
November 2022

How we’re improving Home Care Package charges

Important changes are coming to Home Care Package charges on 1 January 2023. The changes will bring more transparency to how providers charge and set limits on care and package management prices.

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Category General announcements
Date published
October 2022

Spotlight: My Aged Care’s Fee estimator

Our online Fee estimator tool can help you find out what you might pay for Australian Government-funded aged care services. The Fee estimator is a simple online calculator that estimates how much your aged care services might cost.

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Category Aged care reforms
Date published
September 2022

Aged care funding is changing but your care will not be affected

On the 1 October 2022, a new residential aged care funding model was introduced. The new model is called the Australian National Aged Care Classification, or AN-ACC for short.

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