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 coming soon

All aged care homes in Australia will have Star Ratings by the end of 2022. Star Ratings will make it easier to compare quality and make choices about your care. Aged care homes will 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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Category General announcements
Date published September 2022

September is Dementia Awareness month

September is Dementia Awareness Month with 20 September being World Alzheimer’s Day.

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Category General announcements
Date published September 2022

myGov has changed but My Aged Care Online Account remains the same

myGov is the way people access Australian Government services online. This includes linking to and using the My Aged Care Online Account. myGov was recently upgraded with a fresh look.

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Category General announcements
Date published September 2022

10 questions to ask about staffing in aged care homes

If you want to review the quality of an aged care home, it’s a good idea to call or visit and ask some questions about the care it offers. One area you may like to focus on is its staffing arrangements.

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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 General announcements
Date published July 2022

Webinar: Understanding home care packages

If you want to learn more about Home Care Packages  the Older Person’s Advocacy Network (OPAN) is running a free webinar. Home Care Packages  are one way that older Australians can access affordable government-funded care services to get help at home.

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