Aged Care Reforms

The 5 Pillars of Aged Care Reform

As a result of the recent Royal Commission into Aged Care, the Commonwealth has undertaken plans to dramatically reform the aged care sector.

The government’s aged care reform plan is focused around 5 pillars:

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Aged Care Reform Timetable

The Australian Government will apply these initiatives over 5 years:


  • 40,000 more home care packages released.
  • 325 Services Australia centres to provide assistance and information about aged care services.
  • Aged care specialists in 70 Service Australia centres.
  • Extra support for informal carers.
  • Supplement of $10 per resident per day.
  • Homeless and viability supplements continued increase.
  • New monitoring, compliance and intervention to help providers build financial sustainability, capability and resilience.
  • Improvements to dementia, diversity, food and nutrition services.
  • Stronger clinical care standards.
  • Up to 120,000 more GP in-reach services for aged care residents.
  • Increase dementia care capability and training.
  • Palliative care services expanded.
  • Up to 6,000 new personal care workers.
  • Surge workforce increase in regional and rural locations.
  • Initial rollout of expanded regional network.
  • Establish a Council of Elders and National Aged Care Advisory Council.


  • Another 40,000 home care packages released.
  • 8,400 more respite services available.
  • Single assessment workforce introduced.
  • Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC) funding model begun.
  • Average care minutes increased to 200 minutes per day, including 40 minutes of registered nurse time and 16 hours per day on site.
  • Structural Adjustment Program to increase provider viability.
  • Better reporting for comparison between services (star rating).
  • Primary Health Network (PHN)-led telehealth and out-of-hours services.
  • Expanded Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS)
  • 1,500 more Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission site audits.
  • Up to 7,000 new personal care workers.
  • 33,800 additional training places rolled out.
  • Registered nurse incentive and financial support schemes.


  • 500 Community Care Finders to give specialised support for accessing aged care services.
  • New support at home program.
  • Mandatory minimum care times.
  • Review of Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.
  • New Independent Hospital and Aged Care Pricing Authority.
  • New Aged Care Act.


  • Residential care places allocated directly to senior Australians.
  • Residential Aged Care Accommodation Framework to improve accessibility and dementia-friendly design.
  • National Aged Care Data Strategy available.
  • Continued growth of aged care workforce.


  • Improved service sustainability that ensures Senior Australian’s care needs are met.
  • Improved aged care workforce staff levels, skill mix and training.
  • Strong and effective governance of aged care in place.

MPIR Reducing to 4.01% on 1st October 2021

The Maximum Permissible Interest Rate (MPIR) will be reducing to 4.01 % per annum, from 1st October 2021.

Individualised Placement Plan

An individual placement plan is developed for each of our family clients.

The placement plan contains detailed client requirements and family preferences, shortlist of suitable facilities and a timetable of work completed and planned to achieve the successful placement outcome.

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Our family clients can request the current status of the tasks on the plan. This formal approach helps with communication between all interested parties, including social workers in the hospital.

We also request feedback from families of our services and where we can continually improve and revise our service for future family clients.

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Residential Care Placement Partners

Over the years, Aged Care Connect has worked with many a large number of aged care providers, including aged care homes that are:

  • located in all States and Territories.
  • Not-For-Profit (NFP) and Private Sector.
  • ASX listed providers with large numbers of aged care homes to Single family-owned aged care homes.
  • Homes that specialise in dementia care.
  • Homes that specialise in care for younger persons.
  • Homes with greater than 150 residents.
  • Smaller Homes with around 50 residents and with a community feel.
  • Homes that focus on specific cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Homes that focus on specific religious and faith-based needs.
  • Homes that focus on low means and financially disadvantaged residents.
  • Homes that are LGBTIQ friendly.

Our experience and detailed knowledge means that we can perfectly match the aged care home to your family care needs, location requirements, financial situation and personal preferences.

Residential Care Partners
Allity Aged Care ACH Group Aged Care Aegis Aged Care
Allity Aged Care Abberfield Aged Care Arcare Aged Care
Aurrum Aged Care Australian Unity Aged Care Basscare Aged Care
Benetas Aged Care Blue Care Aged Care Bolton Clarke Aged Care
Brotherhood of St Laurence Aged Care Bupa Aged Care Carinity Aged Care
Churches of Christ Aged Care Deloraine Aged Care Donwood Aged Care
Doutta Galla Aged Care Estia Health Aged Care Fairmont Aged Care
Feros Aged Care Freedom Aged Care Freemasons Aged Care
Hammondcare Aged Care Helping Hand Aged Care Hope Aged Care
IRT Aged Care Japara Aged Care Lynden Aged Care
Javadale Bethel Aged Care Anzac Lodge
Manor Court Aged Care Mayflower Aged Care Mc Kenzie Aged Care
Mecwacare Aged Care Medical and Aged Care Group Menarock Life Aged Care
Mercy Health Aged Care Micare Aged Care Napier Street Aged Care
Opal Aged Care Catholic Health Care Aged Care RSL Lifecare Aged Care
Country Heath SA Aged Care Calvary Aged Care Amana Living Aged Care
Eldercare Aged Care Ozcare Aged Care Resthaven Aged Care
Thompson Health Care Aged Care Villa Maria Catholic Homes Aged Care Brightwater Care Group
Lutheran Aged Care Wintringham Aged Care Blue Cross Aged Care
Regis Aged Care Rockpool Aged Care Salvation Army Aged Care
Seasons Aged Care Southern Cross Care Aged Care The Alexander Aged Care
TLC Aged Care Tricare Aged Care Trinity Aged Care
Uniting Age Well Aged Care Uniting Aged Care Vermont Aged Care
Village Glen Aged Care Homestyle Glen Aged Care Whiddon Group Aged Care

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Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

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Seek Independent Advice

Covid-19 and the findings of the Royal Commission into Aged Care have increased awareness regarding quality services in aged care homes.

This has reinforced the benefit to seek independent and experienced assistance when placing your loved one into any aged care home.

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