How aged care will change for you
The aged care reforms will put senior Australians first, improving quality, safety and choice in aged care.
Our goal is for all Australians to feel confident about accessing high quality and safe aged care, where and when it is needed.
Engage with us about the aged care reforms, visit the Aged Care Engagement Hub.
Our once in a generation reform of aged care will help provide respect, care and dignity to our senior Australians. This plan builds on recent aged care quality reforms and outlines how we will achieve our aims.
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Supporting people from diverse background and experiences
- Measures to support people living with dementia and their carers
- Reforms to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- Aged care measures to support people from diverse backgrounds
In Budget 2022-23, we are working with senior Australians and the aged care sector to design the Support at Home program.
- Support for informal carers
- Immediate investment to address critical need
- Connecting senior Australians to aged care services
- Enhanced program oversight in Home Care Packages
- Future design and funding
Residential aged care services and sustainability
The Government further invests in the new Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC) funding model in Budget 2022-23, to ensure a smooth transition.
- Improving choice for senior Australians through a more innovative, resilient and competitive market
- Reforming residential care funding to drive better care and a viable system
- Reforming accommodation settings in residential aged care
- Mandatory care time standards and reporting
- Residential care funding uplift
- Independent hospital and aged care pricing authority
Residential aged care quality and safety
Further commitments in Budget 2022-23 will improve quality, safety and choice in aged care, with better coordinated care and ensure compliance with the Aged Care Quality Standards.
- Protecting consumers by strengthening regulatory powers and capability
- Strengthening provider quality
- Improving access to primary care and other health services
- Empowering consumers of aged care with information to exercise choice
- Improving quality and safety across the aged care sector include the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS)
In Budget 2022-23, the Government is continuing to support the workforce and delivery of quality care across the aged care, disability and veterans’ care sectors.
The Aged care workforce action plan: 2022-25 outlines the Government’s actions to grow, skill and enable an aged care workforce that puts senior Australians first.
- Single assessment workforce for aged care
- National care and support worker regulation
- Extending the care and support workforce national campaign
The Government has committed funding in Budget 2022-23 to continue to drive regulatory improvements and to deliver accessible aged care information that meets the needs of all Australians.
- New Aged Care Act
- More equitable access to aged care for First Nations people and special needs groups
- Strengthening provider governance
- Strengthening regional stewardship of aged care
- Strengthening and streamlining current governance arrangements