Aged care initiatives and programs

A list of initiatives and programs relating to aged care.

Aged care initiatives and programs

2018–19 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR)

This ACAR closed for applications in August 2018. Find out how many applications we received and who was successful in receiving residential aged care places, short-term restorative care (STRC) places and capital grants. You can view the results by state and territory, region and SA3.

2020 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR)

The 2020 ACAR results have been announced. Find out who was successful in receiving new places and capital grant funding.

Advance Care Planning Australia

Advance Care Planning Australia is a national program that promotes advance care planning, including resources and national curriculum and learning.

Aged care 24/7 registered nurse requirement

From 1 July 2023, approved residential aged care services must have a registered nurse (RN) onsite and on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Aged care assessment programs

The Australian Government funds Regional Assessment Services (RAS) and Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACAT) to provide aged care assessment services. As an assessor, view our guides and resources to help you conduct and manage assessments in My Aged Care.

Aged Care Capital Assistance Program

The Aged Care Capital Assistance Program (ACCAP) provides grants to build, extend, or upgrade aged care services or to build staff accommodation where older Australians have limited or no access.

Aged Care Diversity Framework initiative

This framework sets out how our aged care system can meet the diverse needs of all older Australians. It includes action plans for government, aged care providers and consumers. It also provides resources to help providers meet the goals of the framework.

Aged Care Financial Monitoring and Business Assistance

Aged Care Financial Monitoring and Business Assistance helps approved residential providers understand and address major financial risks. We are committed to working with providers to deliver safe, sustainable and high-quality residential care for senior Australians.

Aged care reforms

Our vision is to make aged care at home and in residence a safe place, where people have the quality of life they deserve.

Aged Care Regional, Rural and Remote Infrastructure Grant (ACRRRIG)

This grant provided funding for aged care service providers in regional, rural and remote areas to help improve infrastructure. Grants of up to $500,000 per aged care service were available. This grant is now closed for applications. Find out the common reasons why applications were not successful.
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