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Category Featured
Date published August 2020

Information for older Australians on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Older people are at greater risk of more serious illness if they get COVID-19. If you – or someone you care for – need help, there is support available. The COVID-19 page on this website lists a range of important resources to guide you through this difficult time.

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Category General announcements
Date published May 2022

My Aged Care website and associated tools and portals maintenance: Sunday 22 May 9:00am – 5:00pm (AEST).

Due to scheduled maintenance, Apply for an assessment, Make a referral, Non-compliance checker and Contact us tools will be unavailable on Sunday 22 May 9:00am – 5:00pm (AEST). The My Aged Care Online Account and associated portals will also be unavailable during this time.

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Category General announcements
Date published May 2022

Webinar: Everybody's Oma - a family’s dementia journey

The Older Person’s Advocacy Network (OPAN) is hosting a webinar with the creators of the dementia-focused documentary, Everybody’s Oma.

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Category Aged care reforms
Date published April 2022

Have your say on how older Australians receive care at home

The Department of Health is changing how home care is delivered. You can help shape the future of in-home aged care by telling us what services are important to you.

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Category General announcements
Date published April 2022

Program in Focus: Re-Engaging Volunteers into Residential Aged Care Facilities

If you need extra social support at your aged care home, there is help available. The Re-engaging Volunteers into Residential Aged Care Facilities program can link you to a volunteer support network.

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Category Latest website features
Date published April 2022

New Home Care Package costs checker now live

The Find a provider tool has been updated to make it easier for people to view and compare costs information.

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Category General announcements
Date published April 2022

‘Be Connected’ podcast helps you stay safe online

There’s now a new podcast series to help keep you safe online. Be Connected answers common technology questions for older Australians and provides useful tips on how to protect yourself online.

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Category General announcements
Date published April 2022

Webinar: Aged care and your rights – how advocacy supports you

The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) is inviting you to attend a free webinar and learn how to better navigate the aged care system.

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Category Aged care reforms
Date published March 2022

Help us improve aged care home design

The Australian Government is developing new aged care home design standards – and we’d like to know what you think.

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Category General announcements
Date published March 2022

It’s going to get easier to manage your Home Care Package Budget

If you, or someone you care for, receives services through a Home Care Package, you may soon notice a change to your monthly statements.

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Category Aged care reforms
Date published February 2022

Webinar: Support at Home and regulation update

You’re invited to a free webinar to learn more about the Support at Home Program and a new regulatory framework for aged care.

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Category Aged care reforms
Date published October 2021

Face-to-face support for aged care services

A new My Aged Care face-to-face service is now available to help older Australians access government-funded aged care services.

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Category COVID-19
Date published February 2022

Webinar: COVID-19 updates for people living in aged care homes

You’re invited to a free webinar, to learn about the latest COVID-19 updates for people living in aged care homes.

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Category COVID-19
Date published February 2022

Webinar: COVID-19 updates for people living in aged care homes

You’re invited to a free webinar, to learn about the latest COVID-19 updates for people living in aged care homes.

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Category General announcements
Date published January 2022

Webinar: Aged care support for older LGBTIQ people

The Older Person’s Advocacy Network (OPAN) will host a free online webinar to talk about inclusive aged care services and support available if you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and/or queer (LGBTIQ).

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Category General announcements
Date published January 2022

Congratulations to the Senior Australian of the Year 2022

St John Ambulance volunteer Valmai Dempsey has been named the Senior Australian of the Year 2022.

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Category Aged care reforms
Date published January 2022

Find out the latest in Support at Home Program design

Starting from July 2023, a single Support at Home Program will replace all help at home programs.

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Category Aged care reforms
Date published August 2020

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

The Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety was delivered on 26 February 2021 and tabled in parliament on 1 March 2021. The Report included 148 recommendations for the fundamental reform of the aged care system.

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Category Aged care reforms
Date published November 2021

Be involved with reforming Australia’s aged care sector

The Department of Health is seeking expressions of interest from people interested in testing a new aged care assessment model.

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Category Aged care reforms
Date published September 2021

Have your say on aged care reform in Australia

The Department of Health has a new online ‘engagement hub’ where you can register your interest and have your say on how we deliver aged care reforms.

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