Currently around 204,000 senior Australians reside in residential aged care. The Commonwealth Government will invest $3.9 billion over the next 4 years to increase front line care.
From 1 July 2021, a new government basic daily fee supplement of $10 per resident per day will give immediate support with provider reports on record daily services, such as food, nutrition, linen and cleaning.
A new funding model for residential aged care will enable transparency, and independent assessors will resolve fairer aged care support for all residents. The Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC) model will distribute funds based on the needs of the resident and the costs of providing that care. Respite care funding will also align to the AN-ACC model.
Additional funding will support face-to-face care for each resident. Providers will be monitored and will be required to produce regular reporting to:
A competitive market will assist service choice, the Government will invest $102.1 million to:
The Government will also invest $49.1 million to install an independent process to gain advice on aged care pricing issues.
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Aged Care Connect is a member of Aged Care Reform Now
Aged Care Reform Now (ACRN):
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:
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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.
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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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.