Category General announcements
Date published January 2023

Congratulations to the Senior Australian of the Year 2023

Human rights and social justice campaigner Professor Tom Calma AO was named the Senior Australian of the Year 2023. Tom has advocated for First Nations people for over 45 years.

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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 General announcements
Date published December 2022

Explore the OPAN self-advocacy toolkit

The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) has released a free self-advocacy toolkit.  If you are looking into aged care services, the toolkit can give you the skills, information, and resources you need.

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Category Aged care reforms
Date published December 2022

Share your thoughts on an Inspector-General of Aged Care

The Department of Health and Aged Care has released draft legislation, known as the Inspector-General of Aged Care Bill. If you receive aged care services, we’d like to know what you think of the draft Bill.

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Category Case studies
Date published November 2022

What started as volunteering has become friendship

To celebrate International Day of Volunteers we are sharing another story from the Community Visitor’s Scheme (CVS). The CVS helps older people experiencing social isolation to engage with volunteers.

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Category Aged care reforms
Date published November 2022

Help guide the future of dementia care in Australia

If you live with dementia, or care for someone who does, you’re invited to help develop a National Dementia Action Plan - that will guide the future of dementia care in Australia. Public consultation closes on 31 January 2023.

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Category Aged care reforms
Date published November 2022

Star Ratings for aged care homes

All government-funded aged care homes in Australia now 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 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 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

Webinar: Reforming in-home aged care update

The Department of Health and Aged Care will hold a webinar to provide an update on the progress of the in-home aged care reforms. If you receive in-home aged care, we encourage you to attend.

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Category General announcements
Date published November 2022

Important update: Quarterly review of aged care home fees

If you live in an aged care home, you may soon receive a letter from Services Australia about your fees. This includes whether there are changes to your fees or if you are due a refund.

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Category General announcements
Date published November 2022

Webinar: What you need to know for better aged care

The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) is hosting a free webinar to give you the skills to speak up for yourself or a loved one in aged care. The webinar will also see OPAN launch the self-advocacy toolkit.

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Category Aged care reforms
Date published October 2022

Have your say on the future of help at home

The Australian Government is redesigning and improving in-home aged care. A new program will launch on 1 July 2024. The Department of Health and Aged Care is seeking feedback.

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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 Case studies
Date published October 2022

See how the Community Visitors Scheme creates lifelong friendships

Hans met Rahman through the Community Visitors Scheme. Their 17-year friendship is one of the longest he’s had. The CVS links volunteers with older people experiencing social isolation.

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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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Category General announcements
Date published September 2022

Webinar: Home Care Packages Questions and Answers

The Older Person’s Advocacy Network (OPAN) is hosting a special webinar to answer any questions you might have about Home Care Packages. This includes questions about monthly statements, fees and charges.

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Category Aged care reforms
Date published September 2022

Webinar: Launch of the Aged Care Quality Standards review consultation

The Australian Government is reviewing the Aged Care Quality Standards. This is in response to recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

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Category General announcements
Date published September 2022

Help shape the future of sexual rights in aged care homes

The Older Person’s Advocacy Network (OPAN), in collaboration with Celebrate Ageing and the Older Women’s Network NSW, has developed a Charter of Sexual Rights and responsibilities in Residential Aged Care.

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