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- Funded Fair Work Commission’s decision on the Aged Care Work Value case of a 15% increase to award wages for aged care workers to take effect from 30 June 2023.
- Monthly Care Statements for residential aged care. Stage 2 of the pilot underway to improve the quality of information shared between a residential aged care home and its residents.
- New IT System, Government Provider Management System (GPMS) launched. Over time it will allow for greater connectivity and data sharing between aged care providers and government.
- Six additional Aged Care Quality Indicators for residential aged care providers were introduced. We have expanded the Quality Indicators (QI) Program to include 6 additional quality indicators.
- New Council of Elders Chair appointed.
- Inspector-General of Aged Care Bill introduced to Parliament.
- Residents’ Experience Surveys (previously Consumer Experience Interviews) underway for 2023 to offer older people in residential aged care the opportunity to share feedback about the quality of care they receive.
- First Quarterly Financial Snapshot of the Australian Aged Care Sector published to provide information on the financial performance of the Australian aged care sector.
- Home Care Package admin and management fees capped from 1 January 2023 to reduce excessive administration and management costs in the Home Care Packages (HCP) Program.
- Care Finder Program launched. It provides support for vulnerable older people to interact with My Aged Care, access aged care services and access other relevant supports in the community.
- Interim Inspector-General of Aged Care commenced in role.
- Code of Conduct for Aged Care launched 1 December for the aged care workforce. Commencement of strengthened safeguards for older Australians receiving aged care services.
- Serious Incident Response Scheme expanded to home care and flexible care provided in a home or community setting to reduce abuse and neglect in Australian Government-subsidised aged care.
- Strengthened provider governance measures put in place to improve the quality and transparency of aged care services.
- Interim Inspector-General of Aged Care announced.
- Star Ratings system for residential care commenced, for older people, their families and carers, to make informed choices.
- New Quarterly Financial Report data submitted, mandatory food and nutrition reporting for residential aged care providers included.
- Financial Report on the Australian Aged Care Sector published.
- Home Care Package recipients can access up to $2,500 for urgent goods, equipment and assistive technologies through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).
- New Residential Aged Care funding model Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC), commenced to ensure residential aged care funding meets the cost of caring for older people.
- Independent review of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (ACQSC) commenced to assess capability of the aged care regulator.
- System Changes to Support Carer Referrals from My Aged Care to Carer Gateway and/or Dementia Australia.
- Food and Nutrition in residential aged care homes, 12 month report published.
- Aged Care Financial Report Annual reporting due.
Previous Budget fact sheets
Supporting people from diverse background and experiences
- Measures to support people living with dementia and their carers
- Reforms to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- Aged care measures to support people from diverse backgrounds
- Supporting senior Australians to remain independent for longer
- Support for informal carers
- Immediate investment to address critical need
- Connecting senior Australians to aged care services
- Enhanced program oversight in Home Care Packages
- Future design and funding
Residential aged care
- Improved funding for residential aged care
- Improving choice for senior Australians through a more innovative, resilient and competitive market
- Reforming residential care funding to drive better care and a viable system
- Reforming accommodation settings in residential aged care
- Mandatory care time standards and reporting
- Residential care funding uplift
- Independent hospital and aged care pricing authority
Quality, safety and choice
- Assuring access to multidisciplinary care and maintaining effective quality audits
- Protecting consumers by strengthening regulatory powers and capability
- Strengthening provider quality
- Improving access to primary care and other health services
- Empowering consumers of aged care with information to exercise choice
- Improving quality and safety across the aged care sector include the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS)
- Growing and upskilling the workforce to improve care for older Australians
- Single assessment workforce for aged care
- National care and support worker regulation
- Extending the care and support workforce national campaign
- Delivering a strong regulatory framework and growing community engagement
- New Aged Care Act
- More equitable access to aged care for First Nations people and special needs groups
- Strengthening provider governance
- Strengthening regional stewardship of aged care
- Strengthening and streamlining current governance arrangements