Aged care initiatives and programs
Advance Care Planning Australia is a national program that promotes advance care planning, including resources and national curriculum and learning.
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.
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.
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.
We are rolling out a framework to build financial accountability and transparency in aged care. This will help to ensure continuity of care and quality services to aged care recipients.
We are providing funding to community pharmacies to employ on-site pharmacists in residential aged care homes.
Our vision is to make aged care at home and in residence a safe place, where people have the quality of life they deserve.
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.
The Australian Government is delivering a payment to registered nurses who work for the same aged care employer for 6 or 12 months.
Aged Care Research and Industry Innovation Australia is a new research centre funded to conduct research with aged care workers, providers, researchers and people who use aged care services. Findings will be used to create innovative solutions for the aged care sector to ensure best possible care.
These trials explored different ways of helping people understand and engage with the aged care system. Lessons from these trials have helped us decide the best way to support people to navigate aged care.
The Aged Care Transition to Practice (ACTTP) program provides nurses with mentoring, training and support at the start of their career in aged care.
The scheme involves volunteers visiting older people to provide friendship and companionship. Find out how it works, how to become a volunteer and how to request a visit.
In the 2021–22 Budget the Australian Government committed to align regulation to improve quality and safety for participants and consumers and remove unnecessary duplication of obligations for service providers and workers to work more seamlessly across different types of care.
The Australian Government provides subsidies to approved residential aged care providers through the Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC) funding model.
The care finder program provides support for vulnerable older people to interact with My Aged Care, access aged care services and access other relevant supports in the community.
Approved providers of residential aged care services have mandatory care time responsibilities. Find information about the care minutes and the 24/7 registered nurse responsibilities.
The CHSP provides entry-level support for older people who need some help to stay at home. Service providers work with them to maintain their independence and keep them as well as possible. Find out what service providers need to know about this program.
The Comprehensive Palliative Care in Aged Care measure (the measure) aims to help older Australians living in residential aged care, nearing the end of their life.
The Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS) provides a payment to help with some of the costs of your continence products.
The DACS Fund helps the aged care sector to support senior Australians who are sick or living with medical conditions. Read about why the DACS Fund is important and what is funded under DACS.
The Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (DBMAS) helps staff and carers to support people living with dementia experiencing changes to their behaviour by providing assessment, clinical support, care planning, mentoring, linking to current research and a 24-hour help line.
The Dementia Training Program offers a national approach to accredited education, upskilling, and professional development in dementia care.
The Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission is investing $185 million. It supports older Australians to maintain their health and quality of life as they age, live independently for longer, and access quality care when they need it.
Dementia-Friendly Communities is an Australian Government-funded program to build understanding, awareness and acceptance of dementia in the community.
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