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 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 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 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 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 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 Aged care reforms
Date published August 2022

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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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 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 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 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 January 2022

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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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 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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Category Aged care reforms
Date published July 2021

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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Category Aged care reforms
Date published May 2021

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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