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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 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 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 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 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 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 Aged care reforms
Date published
August 2022

Help reduce administration and management charges in your Home Care Package

If you or a loved one has a Home Care Package, the Department of Health and Aged Care needs your feedback on the services and charges included in your package. This is so the department can find ways to reduce the amount of money used for administration and management costs.

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Category Aged care reforms
Date published
June 2022

Service providers to be verified for specialised services

We are implementing a new verification process for service providers that provide specialised care for specific communities. This process will help ensure Australians with diverse aged care needs can find safe and inclusive care that best suits them.

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Category Aged care reforms
Date published
June 2022

My Aged Care launches extra face-to-face support across 29 locations

There are now 29 additional Aged Care Specialist Officers (ACSO) providing face-to-face aged care support at select Services Australia locations.

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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

Have your say on aged care reform in Australia

We invite everyone to continue to have their say about the aged care reforms. There are plenty of opportunities for you to stay informed and have your say through surveys, webinars, online workshops, consultation papers and face-to-face events.

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