Aged care reforms and reviews
Reforms to the aged care system in Australia are improving quality of care. They are also making it easier for older people to access government-funded aged care services and support.
- Aged care reforms
Read about the 2021-22 Budget measures announced in response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Safety and Quality.
- Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
The Royal Commission is looking into the quality and safety of residential and in-home aged care.
- Aged Care Legislated Review
This review looked at whether the Living Longer Living Better reforms since 2012 have improved aged care in Australia. It also made recommendations for future reform to the aged care system.
Aged care workforce strategy
This strategy set outs 14 actions for industry to improve the quality of the aged care workforce.
- Home Care Packages Program Reforms
Our reforms to this program help to make sure we’re meeting the care at home needs of older Australians.
- Impact Analysis of Alternative Arrangements for Allocating Residential Aged Care Places
This impact analysis is part of our work to improve choice for residential aged care places.
Improved Payment Arrangements for Home Care
Instead of paying the full home care subsidy to providers in advance each month, we will pay in arrears for services delivered. These changes will happen in 2 phases.
- Managing Prudential Risk in Residential Aged Care
We’re looking at ways to strengthen prudential standards for residential aged care providers. The standards outline how they must manage their finances and refundable accommodation payments.
- New Aged Care Assessment Arrangements
New aged care assessment arrangements will provide streamlined consumer assessment for access to aged care services from April 2021.
- Residential Aged Care Funding Reform
The Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC) will replace the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) on 1 October 2022.
- Review of National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes
This review looked at why aged care quality processes did not address the failures of care described in the 2017 Oakden Report. It also identified ways to improve the aged care regulatory system.
Review of the Multi-Purpose Services Program
This review made 12 recommendations to address challenges and improve the Multi-Purpose Services (MPS) Program.