Information for residents

Learn about the Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC) funding model including what has changed and where you can get more information.

The new residential aged care funding model

On 1 October 2022, the Australian Government introduced the new AN-ACC funding model.

The new model provides equitable funding to government-funded residential aged care home. It ensures each aged care homes across Australia can meet the costs of caring for people in residential aged care.

What has changed with AN-ACC

AN-ACC changes the way aged care providers receive funding from the government to meet your care needs.

If you haven't already, you may need to have an assessment. The assessment will assign you to an AN-ACC class. This class, numbered from 1 to 13, will decide part of the funding your aged care home receives to meet your daily care needs.

How AN-ACC will affect your care

The move to the AN-ACC will not affect the:

  • care you receive
  • your current residential aged care living arrangements.

Your aged care provider must continue to meet your care needs in line with their current obligations.

The changes will allow you to get more care time from registered nurses, enrolled nurses and personal care workers. This is the government’s commitment to improving access to direct clinical care for people living in residential aged care facilities.

How to view your AN-ACC class

If you've had an assessment and want to view your AN-ACC class, you (or your nominated representatives) can find this information in your My Aged Care Online Account via your MyGov account.

Learn how to access your My Aged Care Online Account.

Changes to residential respite services

New residential respite funding arrangements were introduced on 1 October 2022.

The changes to residential respite funding will not impact the delivery of care to respite residents.

Entering a home for palliative care

AN-ACC provides a special path for people who enter an aged care home to receive planned palliative care when at, or near, end of life.

Anyone planning to enter an aged care home to receive palliative care will not need an assessment, if they meet eligibility requirements.

For further information on what this means for you, see the palliative care fact sheet.

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