Aged care provides support to older people to help them with everyday living and other needs. Find out about what services we fund, how older Australians can access them, and what service providers need to do to deliver our aged care programs.
Information about coronavirus (COVID-19)
Read our advice on how to protect those at greater risk of more serious illness with COVID-19. This includes older people living in the community, residents of residential aged care services and other vulnerable groups.
Aged care programs for the health sector
The Australian Government subsidises organisations to provide home care services to eligible older people. As an approved provider of Home Care Packages, make sure you understand how funding works, the fees you can charge, and what your responsibilities are.
The CHSP provides entry-level support for older people who need some help to stay at home. Service providers work with them to maintain their independence and keep them as well as possible. Find out what service providers need to know about this program.
The Australian Government funds Regional Assessment Services (RAS) and Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACAT) to provide aged care assessment services. As an assessor, view our guides and resources to help you conduct and manage assessments in My Aged Care.
Did you know?
was spent on aged care by the Australian Government in 2018–19
More than 100,000
people receive home care package services
2 out of 3
people receiving aged care access basic support at home
Source: 2018–19 Report on the Operation of the Aged Care Act 1997
Health sector news and announcements
The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) Reablement Community of Practice has just been launched and provides a discussion forum for CHSP providers to engage with other providers about wellness and reablement.
A new educational program has been developed to support nurses and pharmacists who work within residential aged care facilities to learn more about person-centred care approaches and reconsider the role of these psychotropic medicines.
Updated advice from SA Health for residential aged care facilities.