Further information on 1 July 2014 changes

Aged Care Reform Roadshow – PowerPoint Presentation

The PowerPoint presentation delivered at the Aged Care Reform Roadshow briefing in May and June 2014 is now available. The presentation covers the changes to the aged care system, which took effect on 1 July 2014.

Changes to Residential Care

An overview for consumers of the changes to aged care, including a fact sheet which provides further details about the financial changes for residential care.

Financial changes to residential care

An overview of the changes to aged care for providers, including a fact sheet which provides further details about the financial changes for residential care.

Financial changes to Home Care Packages

An overview of the changes to aged care for consumers, including a fact sheet which provides further details about the financial changes for Home Care Packages.

Changes to fees and charges from 1 July 2014

Information for residential care providers on the new financial arrangements for resident’s entering care on or after 1 July 2014.

Home Care Packages information for aged care providers

An overview, including a fact sheet which provides further details about the financial changes for Home Care Packages.

Information sheet to be given to persons in residential care on 30 June 2014 who are intending to move to a new facility

This publication (‘New Arrangements for Aged Care – from 1 July 2014’) must be given to a prospective new resident by the new provider if the resident was in residential care on 30 June 2014 and is intending to transfer to a new facility.

Information sheet to be given to persons receiving a home care package on 30 June 2014 who are intending to move to a new provider

This publication (‘New Arrangements for Aged Care – from 1 July 2014’) must be given to a prospective new consumer by the new provider if the consumer was receiving a home care package on 30 June 2014 and is intending to commence a new agreement with a new provider.

Opt-in forms

The forms a resident or consumer must use if they were in care on 30 June 2014 and are eligible to opt in to the new fee arrangements that apply from 1 July 2014 and wish to do so.

Removal of low care – high care distinction from 1 July 2014

Detailed information on the impact for approved providers and residents, following the removal of the low care and high care distinction in permanent residential aged care.

Proposed changes to care of residential aged care recipients from 1 July 2014

Information about the proposed changes to the Schedule of Specified Care and Services, which describes the care and services to be provided to residents, and for which residents can be charged additional fees.

Information booklet

Booklet for providers explaining the new fee arrangements for Home Care Packages and residential aged care, for people entering care from 1 July 2014. It includes definitions, new terminology and some worked examples for calculating fees .

Commonwealth Home Support Programme

Information on the Commonwealth Home Support Programme and the existing programmes it will incorporate, as outlined in the Key Directions for Commonwealth Home Support Programme Discussion Paper.

Frequently Asked Questions

Further Information on residential care and home care is available.

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