Allied health under AN-ACC

Allied health professionals play an important role in the restorative care of older Australians. Allied health services are funded under the Australian National Aged Care Classifications (AN-ACC).

Allied health services for aged care residents

AN-ACC includes funding for aged care providers to provide allied health services to residents.

Providers must make a range of allied health services available to residents under Schedule 1 of the Quality of Care Principles 2014. This includes access to allied health services as part of an individual therapy program aimed at maintaining or restoring a resident’s ability to perform daily tasks.

As a provider, you are responsible for:

  • deciding how best to meet the care needs of your residents in line with the Aged Care Act 1997 and the Quality Standards

  • ensuring allied health treatments are deemed most beneficial to the resident and are consistent with their individualised care plan.

The AN-ACC funding model does not link specific allied health treatments to funding.

Types of allied health services

See types of allied health professionals for more information on allied health services recognised by the Australian Government.

More information

For more information on the provision of allied health under AN-ACC, see the allied health fact sheet.

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