An aged care snapshot

28 November 2013

The Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield tabled the 2012-13 Report on the Operation of the Aged Care Act 1997 in Parliament today.

This annual report describes the operation of Australia’s aged care system during the 2012-13 financial year.

It also offers a guide to understanding aged care programs and policies and gives a comprehensive picture of the aged care system.

The report looks at:

  • if service providers are meeting their responsibilities under the Act
  • accommodation bonds and accommodation costs
  • the waiting periods for entry to residential care
  • the extent of building upgrades and refurbishment of aged care facilities
  • non-compliance of the Act – including details of the non-compliance and sanctions imposed.

To read the full report, visit: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/ageing-reports-acarep.htm

Content Updated: 20 December 2013