Living Longer. Living Better.

On 20 April 2012, the Australian Government announced a comprehensive package of reforms to build a better, fairer, more sustainable and more nationally consistent aged care system.

Page last updated: 30 May 2013

The Living Longer Living Better aged care reform package represents the commencement of a 10 year reform program to create a flexible and seamless system that provides older Australians with more choice, control and easier access to a full range of services, where they want it and when they need it. It also positions us to meet the social and economic challenges of the nation’s ageing population.

Guidelines for key reforms coming into effect on 1 July 2013 and 1 August 2013 are now available, and can be downloaded via the below links.

Dementia and Veterans’ Supplements
Home Care Packages
Workforce Supplement

More information on the reforms is available on the Living Longer Living Better website.

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