Home Care Packages Program news
Read the latest news on Home Care Packages.
- 11 November 2021Newsletter
In this Issue: My Aged care reforms and partnerships, Extensions to the Aged Care navigator trials and new residential aged care system, Quality indicator reminder, home care provider research findings, Free interpreting services for aged care providers, medicine-related education programs and more.
- 19 October 2021Subscriber announcement
Please share these resources with your care recipients to help them understand their Home Care Package.
- 17 September 2021Subscriber announcement
An update of the Schedules for residential and home care fees and charges and subsidies and supplements will take effect from 20 September 2021.
- 13 September 2021Newsletter
Home care providers will have new reporting requirements incorporated into the 2021 22 Aged Care Financial Report (ACFR).
- 20 August 2021Subscriber announcement
The department has extended the deadline for the Support at Home survey to 5pm (AEST) Tuesday 31 August 2021.
- 5 August 2020Subscriber announcement
This Grant Opportunity is open to approved residential aged care providers, approved National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program (NATSIFACP) providers and approved home care providers.
- 20 May 2021Subscriber announcement
This Grant Opportunity is now open to approved residential aged care providers, approved National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program (NATSIFACP) providers and approved home care providers. It is initially limited to Greater Melbourne and Mitchell Shire.
- 5 May 2021Newsletter
What’s new: extended timeline to apply for Business Improvement Fund Grants, updated NSW advice for Victorian visitors, translated aged care COVID-19 resources available and updated aged care visitation guidelines for residential aged care.
- 3 May 2021Newsletter
Extending mental health support for aged care residents; resources from Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission; Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission visitor access campaign; reminder about entry restrictions to RACFs and more.
- 22 December 2020Subscriber announcement
The next Services Australia quarterly review for Residential Care and Home Care will take place on 16 January 2021 with a date of effect of 1 January 2021.
- 22 December 2020Newsletter
What’s new: operation hours over the holiday period, the CARE-IT Report, Aged Care Signage to 57 languages, Home Care Packages Program Data Report and more.
- 11 December 2020Newsletter
What’s new: webinars from ACSA, Safer Care Victoria and the VACRC, reminder about entry restrictions during the Christmas period, deadline for variations to payment 3 of the workforce retention bonus and more.
- 2 December 2020Newsletter
What’s new: Government’s response to the Royal Commission’s Progress Report and the updated National COVID-19 Aged Care Plan, outbreak management planning for RACFs, virtual ACFI reviews, updated Directions for SA and Victoria and SACWIC Grants still open.
- 20 November 2020Newsletter
What’s new: It’s OK to continue to receive home care in SA, Flu Vaccination information, and the Aged Care Workforce Retention Payment 3 and audit program.
- 18 November 2020Newsletter
What’s new: updated Direction for South Australian residential aged care, ACQSC assessment contacts of South Australian residential services, ACOC & ACOS closing this Friday, providers to use ACPP instead, Victorian Guiding Principles ending on 30 November and updated NSW advice for aged care.
- 13 August 2019Subscriber announcement
Services Australia has identified an error with the payment of home care subsidy and supplements impacting the July 2019 claim. The issue was identified early and only impacts services that lodged their claims for July between 1 and 4 August 2019.
- 30 October 2020Newsletter
What’s new: new Aged Care Provider Portal and a reminder on requesting PPE from the National Medical Stockpile.
- 28 October 2020Newsletter
What’s new: guidance for Victorian RACFs dealing with COVID-19, National Reopening Framework and updated NSW advice for residential and home care providers.
- 23 October 2020Newsletter
What’s new: grief and trauma support webinar, guide to buying PPE for COVID-19, nutrition for seniors and ACQSC translated resources.
- 16 October 2020Newsletter
What’s new: testing of asymptomatic residential aged care workers in Victoria, grief and trauma support for the aged care sector, new COVID-19 supplement, extended support for aged care workers in grant, hay fever and COVID-19 and updated NSW restrictions.
- 14 October 2020Newsletter
What’s new: updated visitor exclusions for NSW aged care facilities; updated visitor restrictions, mask rules and testing requirements in Victoria; mental health support available; translated resource: Six steps to stop the spread of COVID-19; and a reminder to stay home if unwell.
- 9 October 2020Newsletter
What’s new: Federal Budget 2020-21, VACRC PPE donning and doffing posters and reminder of translated resources available.