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Your Aged Care Update – 12 December 2023 – Issue #48

Your Aged Care Update #48: Fourth Quarterly Financial Snapshot of approved aged care providers released, webinar recording: publishing provider reporting and more.

New Support at Home program to be rolled out in 2 stages

From 1 July 2025, the new aged care Support at Home program will replace the existing Home Care Packages Program and Short-Term Restorative Care Programme. The Commonwealth Home Support Programme will transition no earlier than 1 July 2027.

Your Aged Care Update – 21 November 2023 – Issue #45

Your Aged Care Update #45: Alternative clinical care arrangements for when a Registered Nurse is not on-site; Free Maggie Beer Foundation food satisfaction questionnaire; National Nursing Workforce Strategy consultation and more.

Your Aged Care Update – 14 November 2023 – Issue #44

Your Aged Care Update #44: Draft Aged Care data and digital strategy consultation closing soon, webinar: publishing provider reporting for stakeholders and the community and more.

Your Aged Care Update – 7 November 2023 – Issue #43

Your Aged Care Update #43: Results of the consultation on the draft aged care funding principles, the release of the draft Aged Care Data and Digital Strategy for public consultation, preparing for the bushfire season and more.

Your Aged Care Update – 31 October 2023 – Issue #42

Your Aged Care Update #42: Star Ratings provider preview temporarily paused, New COVID-19 supplement support and more.

Your Aged Care Update – 24 October 2023 – Issue #41

Your Aged Care Update #41: Aged Care fees review system temporarily offline, reform survey closing soon, new digital transformation Tech Talk and more.

Webinar for CHSP providers – 16 November 2023

We are hosting a webinar for CHSP providers on 16 November from 2–3pm AEDT. It will cover current and future program changes and funding opportunities. We will also provide an update on the aged care reforms and what they mean for the CHSP.

Your Aged Care Update – 3 October 2023 – Issue #38

Your Aged Care Update #38: Aged Care reports due soon, what you need to know about end of life and palliative care, hiring mature aged workers and more.

Your Aged Care Update – 19 September 2023 – Issue #36

Your Aged Care Update #36: Residential aged care pricing activities – access for the Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority and more.

Your Aged Care update – 12 September 2023 – Issue #35

Your Aged Care Update #35: Provider operations reporting due 31 October, Webinar: Provider Governance reforms and more.

Your Aged Care Update – 5 September 2023 – Issue #34

Your Aged Care Update #34: Residential aged care pricing activities – access for the Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority and more.

Your Aged Care Update – 4 July 2023 – Issue #25

Your Aged Care Update #25: New reporting requirements for residential and approved home care providers using GPMS, Consultation on new model for regulating aged care now closed and more.

Your Aged Care Update – 27 June 2023 – Issue #24

Your Aged Care Update #24: Webinar reminder: greater transparency about aged care providers and services – new reporting requirements, reforming in-home aged care webinar recording and FAQs now available and more.

Your Aged Care Update – 20 June 2023 – Issue #23

Your Aged Care Update #23: Information on the aged care wage increase, Quality indicator reporting: New process via GPMS and more.

Your Aged Care Update – 30 May 2023 – Issue #20

In this issue, Support at Home program to commence from 1 July 2025, Get involved: Provider workforce survey opens tomorrow.

Aged Care Alert – Home Care Packages subsidy rate to increase from 1 July 2023 to cover the cost of increased wages

The Australian Government will increase the Home Care Packages (HCP) subsidy rate by 11.9% (including annual indexation) from 1 July 2023 to pass on the Fair Work Commission’s 15% award wage increase and ensure HCP recipients continue to receive the same level of care and services.

Your Aged Care Update – 9 May 2023 – Issue #17

In this issue, news about the reforms, sector news, information for home care providers and residential care providers.

Aged Care Alert – $11.3 billion funding announced for aged care wage increase

The Australian Government is investing $11.3 billion to fund the Fair Work Commission’s decision for a 15 per cent increase to award wages.

Your Aged Care Update – 26 April 2023 – Issue #15

In this issue, Reminder: Star Ratings provider preview ending, New Government Provider Management System for residential aged care providers and more.

Your Aged Care Update – 11 April 2023 – Issue #13

Your Aged Care Update #13: Star Ratings provider previews, volunteer training survey, latest HCP data report, and more.

Your Aged Care Update – 4 April 2023 – Issue #12

Your Aged Care Update #12: new GPMS portal, financial reporting for Quarter 3, free business or workforce reviews, and more.

Your Aged Care Update – 28 March 2023 – Issue #11

Your Aged Care Update #11: Inspector-General of Aged Care Bill, new Quality Indicators for residential aged care, and more.

Your Aged Care Update – 21 March 2023 – Issue #10

Your Aged Care update #10: National Suicide Prevention for Seniors Program, Technological solutions for aged care webinar and more.

Your Aged Care Update – 14 March 2023 – Issue #09

Your Aged Care update #09: updated Home Care Package pricing report, palliative care resources, surveys and more.
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