To make sure Australia’s aged care system offers high-quality and safe services to older people, it needs a set of rules for how the sector operates.
The recommendations from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety identified a path forward for improving aged care in Australia. In response, we’re introducing reforms to improve the quality and safety of care delivered to older people.
This includes designing a new regulatory model for aged care. The new model will create an environment and culture that:
- meets the needs of older people receiving care
- places older people at its centre
- is fit for purpose
- is transparent
- is accountable
- is collaborative
The new regulatory model will support planned reforms to in-home aged care and other recommendations of the Royal Commission.
When finalised, the new model will be included in the new Aged Care Act.
Learn more about the proposed features of the new model.