Financial changes to home care packages
Our aged care system is world class, and the Australian Government currently spends more than $14 billion a year on aged care. Over 1.1 million people receive some form of aged care services each year, with three quarters of them receiving their services at home.
People are living longer thanks to better health and better health care. This means that fundamental changes are needed to ensure the system is sustainable, affordable, encourages businesses to invest and grow, and above all, offers choice and puts control back into the hands of consumers.
Over the next few years there will be changes to how aged care services are paid for and delivered so we have a sustainable system now and into the future.
This information is only for people entering care on or after 1 July 2014. People already in care will continue with their current financial arrangements.