Home Care Reforms


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At Home - Independent and in Control

Remaining independent and in control, living at home and connected to your community.

The Commonwealth has allocated $7.5 billion to enable:

  • Up to 80,000 additional Home Care Packages,
  • increased support for informal and family carers,
  • additional support for elderly Australians to find the aged care services they need,
  • increased Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission checks on home care providers,
  • pricing transparency to ensure value for money in the home care space.

The Commonwealth will develop a new support at home program.

Funding will boost residential respite services and early referrals to Carer Gateway services.

Respite will also be improved through care planning for people living with dementia, residential facility training and early intervention assistance.

The My Aged Care website and contact centre will continue to be a key entry point and source of information for services and supports. People navigating the aged care system will also gain help from face-to-face aged care specialists and Community Care Finders.


Home Care Reforms Timetable

2021

  • 40,000 more home care pacakages to be available.
  • Elderly Australians able to access assistance and information about aged care through 325 service centres, and aged care specialists in 70 "Services Australia" centres.
  • Extra support for informal carers.

2022

  • 40,000 more home care pacakages to be available.
  • Respite services for 8,400 additional clients.

2023

  • 500 Local Community Care Finders provide targeted, specialist face-to-face support to elderly Australians to help them access aged care and connect with other health and social supports.
  • Elderly Australians can access a new support at home program.
  • Single assessment workforce will expand to the new support at home program.

2024

  • New support at home program supports senior Australians to stay in their homes and keep connected to their communities.
  • Single assessment workforce will continue assessments for the new support at home program.

Royal Commission Aged Care Final Report

Download RCAC Final Report:

1:   Recommendations (4.20 Mb)
2:   Current System (1.83 Mb)
3a: New System (2.65 Mb)
3b: New System (3.53 Mb)
4a: Hearings (6.56 Mb)
4b: Hearings (9.14 Mb)
4c: Hearings (8.82 Mb)
5:   Appendices (5.98 Mb)

Aged Care Reform Now

Aged Care Connect is a member of Aged Care Reform Now

Aged Care Reform Now

Aged Care Reform Now (ACRN):

  • is an online community of people with the shared vision of a high quality Australian Aged Care sector.
  • is rapidly growing in membership numbers.
  • consists of current care recipients, family members, friends, aged care workers, aged care advocates and others who are passionate about social justice.
  • members come together to contribute to, and lobby government for, meaningful Aged Care Reform.

ACRN aim is to develop sustainable solutions, not amplify problems. ACRN believe it is only by working together – with care recipients, families, staff, aged care providers, peak bodies, health related unions, academics, Health Department bureaucrats, and politicians – that frail older Australians will receive the appropriate care and support they need.

ACRN membership is FREE and has as an active Facebook group. You can join ACRN at:
ACRN Facebook Page.

If you’re not on Facebook, you can still access ACRN at:
agedcarereformnow.com.au



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.

care plan

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 Aged Care

source: gen-agedcaredata.gov.au

886

Residential Care Providers

2695

Care Homes

207142

Care Beds

89.9

Avg. Occupancy %

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Summary of Recommendations and Download the Complete Report

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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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