On 2 April 2015, the Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator Mitch Fifield, announced the tender results for home support assessment providers.
The Australian Government has engaged KPMG to undertake a comprehensive analysis of the effectiveness of current dementia programmes administered by the Department of Social Services.
As part of the Australian Government’s commitment to reducing the regulatory burden on business and community organisations, approved providers of aged care services should...
Commencing 3 March 2015, the Department will be holding a series of briefings around the country regarding the 1 July 2015 changes.
The first Ministerial Dementia Forum, Dementia Care - Core Business for Aged Care was held on 11 September 2014.
The Department has released a discussion paper on the proposed changes to financial and prudential reporting requirements for residential and home care. Submissions are due by close of business on Friday 27 February 2015.
The Transitional Business Advisory Service supports residential aged care providers through the transition to the new accommodation payment arrangements. The services range from over-the-phone assistance with one or more queries to more comprehensive assi
On 1 July 2015, the new Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) will begin. The CHSP is one of the changes being made to help older people stay independent and in their homes and communities for longer.
The Department of Social Services is undertaking an open approach to market for organisations to deliver aged care assessment services to people requiring low intensity, basic support at home.
The Australian Government announced the cessation of the payroll tax supplement as part of the 2014-15 Budget. This measure has been legislated and will have effect from 1 January 2015.