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.

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 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 viability and capability

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.

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.

Aged Care Research and Industry Innovation Australia (ARIIA)

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.

Aged Care System Navigator Measure

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.

Aligning regulation across the care and support sectors

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.

Care finder program

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.

Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)

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.

Dementia and Aged Care Services (DACS) Fund

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.

Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (DBMAS)

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.

Dementia Training Program

The Dementia Training Program offers a national approach to accredited education, upskilling, and professional development in dementia care.
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