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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.

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My Aged Care

Visit the My Aged Care website to find information about and access to Australian Government–funded aged care services. If you have questions, you can call from Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm.

Aged care programs for the health sector

Home Care Packages Program

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.

Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)

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.

Aged care assessment programs

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?

$19.9 billion

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

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