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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 COVID-19
Date published
August 2020

Information for older Australians on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Older people are at greater risk of more serious illness if they get COVID-19. If you – or someone you care for – need help, there is support available. This COVID-19 page lists a range of important resources to assist you.

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Category General announcements
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Spotlight: Am I eligible?

My Aged Care’s Eligibility checker can help you quickly find out if you meet the requirements to have an aged care assessment. You will be asked a few short questions to help My Aged Care better understand your situation. This will only take a few minutes to complete.  

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Category Aged care reforms
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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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Category Aged care reforms
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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 Case studies
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See how the Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme creates lifelong friendships

Hans met Rahman through the Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme. Their 17-year friendship is one of the longest he’s had. The ACVVS links volunteers with older people experiencing social isolation.

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Category Aged care reforms
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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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Category Case studies
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What started as volunteering has become friendship

To celebrate International Day of Volunteers we are sharing another story from the Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS) (formally known as the Community Visitors Scheme).

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Category General announcements
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Spotlight: My Aged Care’s Help explorer

If you're unsure about what aged care services are available, it can help to read about people in similar situations and how they received help.

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Category General announcements
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Program in focus: ACVVS

If you are feeling lonely, isolated or need help building new social connections, you can access support through the Aged Care Volunteer Visitor’s Scheme (ACVVS). The ACVVS is a free program that can help you connect to a volunteer support network in your community.

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Category 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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Category General announcements
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Take part in the 2023 Carer Wellbeing Survey

If you care for a family member or friend, then you’re invited to take part in the 2023 Carer Wellbeing Survey. The survey ends Friday, 31 March.

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Category Aged care reforms
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Webinar: Reforming in-home aged care update

The Department of Health and Aged Care will host an update on the in-home aged care reforms on Thursday, 18 May from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

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Category Aged care reforms
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Webinar: Star ratings, 24/7 nurses and Home Care Packages

The Older Person’s Advocacy Network (OPAN) is running a free webinar to provide updates on a range of aged care reforms.

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Category General announcements
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My Aged Care website and associated tools and portals maintenance: Saturday 7 October 7:00am to Sunday 8 October 8:00pm (AEDT)

Due to scheduled maintenance, Make a referral, Apply online and Contact us tools will be unavailable Saturday 7 October 7:00am to Sunday 8 October 8:00pm (AEDT). The My Aged Care Online Account and associated portals will also be unavailable during this time.

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Category Aged care reforms
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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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Category General announcements
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Explore the OPAN self-advocacy toolkit

The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) has released a free self-advocacy toolkit.  If you are looking into aged care services, the toolkit can give you the skills, information, and resources you need.

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Category General announcements
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How you appoint a support person has changed

If you're planning for, or receiving, aged care services it can help to appoint a person to support you. You can now appoint an individual or an advocacy organisation to support you through the aged care process.

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Category Aged care reforms
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Have your say on aged care reform in Australia

We invite everyone to continue to have their say about the aged care reforms. There are plenty of opportunities for you to stay informed and have your say through surveys, webinars, online workshops, consultation papers and face-to-face events.

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