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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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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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Webinar: Reforming in-home aged care and regulation – Update

Find out the latest update on in-home aged care reforms and regulation by joining us for a webinar on Wednesday, 31 August.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Find out the latest in Support at Home Program design

Starting from July 2024, a single Support at Home Program will replace all help at home programs.

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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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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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Webinar: How reforms will support aged care workers

The next webinar in a series on aged care reforms in Australia will focus on how these reforms can grow and support a highly skilled aged care workforce. This webinar will take place on Monday, 2 August 2021.

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Budget delivers more than $17.7 billion for aged care

In response to the final report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, the Australian Government is delivering a $17.7 billion aged care reform package. The reforms will provide better, fairer aged care, and deliver respect, care and dignity to older Australians.

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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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