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A new consumer information campaign to help educate Australians on the safe and effective use of their Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medicines commenced on 28 March 2019.
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety welcomes input from the Australian community on aged care issues. Share your ideas on how to improve aged care and your experiences with aged care services.
A new Charter of Aged Care Rights will take effect from 1 July 2019. This will replace the 4 separate charters we have now, making aged care rights easier to understand for everyone.
From 1 July 2019, you will be able to compare clear pricing information for home care services using the My Aged Care provider finder. This will help you to work out which provider best meets your needs.
Work is underway on an impact analysis to understand potential implications of moving to an alternative model for allocating residential aged care places that encourages greater consumer choice.
An update of the schedules for residential and home care fees and charges, as well as subsidies and supplements will take effect from 20 March 2019. This is in line with changes to the basic age pension and indexation rates.
Reports of the University of Wollongong's Resource Utilisation and Classification Study (RUCS), proposing a new residential aged care funding model, are available on the department's website.
The Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP has now released the Home Care Packages Program Data Report covering the period from 1 October to 31 December 2018.
This webinar will provide an update on the operations of My Aged Care. It will focus on key areas of interest for service providers and assessors.
Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all persons aged 6 months and over (unless contraindicated) to reduce their chance of becoming ill with influenza.
From 1 July 2019 reporting of clinical quality indicators for all Australian Government subsidised residential aged care providers will be mandatory.
The Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP has today announced the results of the 2018–19 Aged Care Approvals Round.
The Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP recently sent all home care providers a letter with information on upcoming improvements to home care pricing transparency and comparability.
A Cyclone Watch has been issued for coastal parts of southeast Queensland and northern New South Wales as Tropical Cyclone Oma approaches. It is important that all aged care providers are well prepared and able to respond to emergency events.
The Specialist Dementia Care Program (SDCP) will establish 35 units to provide specialist dementia care to people who are experiencing very severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.