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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 General announcements
Date published June 2022

Webinar: Preventing sexual assault of people with dementia in residential aged care

The Older Person’s Advocacy Network (OPAN) will host a webinar on how to prevent sexual assaults of older people with dementia in residential aged care.

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Category Case studies
Date published May 2022

Jeff was encouraged to get help after talking to his neighbours

Jeff had a passion for gardening. But one day, an injury made him realise some changes were needed. With some support from My Aged Care, he receives gardening support, and now his garden looks better than ever.

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Category Case studies
Date published June 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 General announcements
Date published May 2022

Webinar: Everybody's Oma - a family’s dementia journey

The Older Person’s Advocacy Network (OPAN) is hosting a webinar with the creators of the dementia-focused documentary, Everybody’s Oma.

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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 Latest website features
Date published April 2022

New Home Care Package costs checker now live

The Find a provider tool has been updated to make it easier for people to view and compare costs information.

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Category General announcements
Date published April 2022

‘Be Connected’ podcast helps you stay safe online

There’s now a new podcast series to help keep you safe online. Be Connected answers common technology questions for older Australians and provides useful tips on how to protect yourself online.

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Category General announcements
Date published April 2022

Webinar: Aged care and your rights – how advocacy supports you

The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) is inviting you to attend a free webinar and learn how to better navigate the aged care system.

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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 General announcements
Date published March 2022

It’s going to get easier to manage your Home Care Package Budget

If you, or someone you care for, receives services through a Home Care Package, you may soon notice a change to your monthly statements.

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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 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 COVID-19
Date published February 2022

Webinar: COVID-19 updates for people living in aged care homes

You’re invited to a free webinar, to learn about the latest COVID-19 updates for people living in aged care homes.

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Category COVID-19
Date published February 2022

Webinar: COVID-19 updates for people living in aged care homes

You’re invited to a free webinar, to learn about the latest COVID-19 updates for people living in aged care homes.

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Category General announcements
Date published January 2022

Webinar: Aged care support for older LGBTIQ people

The Older Person’s Advocacy Network (OPAN) will host a free online webinar to talk about inclusive aged care services and support available if you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and/or queer (LGBTIQ).

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Category General announcements
Date published January 2022

Congratulations to the Senior Australian of the Year 2022

St John Ambulance volunteer Valmai Dempsey has been named the Senior Australian of the Year 2022.

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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 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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