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Category Aged care reforms
Date published
December 2023

Consultation on the new Aged Care Act is now open

Australia’s aged care laws are changing to put the rights and needs of older people first.

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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
March 2023

Webinar: Home care packages – what’s changed?

In January 2023, the Australian Government introduced changes to Home Care Package charges. This included a cap on management and administration fees.

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Category Aged care reforms
Date published
February 2023

Survey: Have your say on aged care reform

The Department of Health and Aged Care has launched a new survey to seek your feedback on the aged care reforms. The deadline to provide feedback is 24 March 2023.

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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 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

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
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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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

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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