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My Aged Care provider and assessor portals now available

Service providers and assessors are encouraged to access the portals to update their organisation's details and familiarise themselves with the new functionality prior to 1 July 2015.

Discussion paper: Access to Care for Supported Residents

The Aged Care Financing Authority has released a discussion paper on the access to care for supported residents. Submissions are due by close of business Friday 5 June 2015.

Service provider and assessor transition to using the My Aged Care portals

The My Aged Care provider portal and the My Aged Care assessor portal will be available from mid-May 2015.

Major milestone for My Aged Care

On 2 April 2015, the Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator Mitch Fifield, announced the tender results for home support assessment providers.

Analysis of Dementia Programmes

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.

Notification of Infectious Disease Outbreaks – Amendment to Reporting Requirements

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...

Sector briefings for the 2015 aged care changes

Commencing 3 March 2015, the Department will be holding a series of briefings around the country regarding the 1 July 2015 changes.

Government response to the Dementia Forum Report

The first Ministerial Dementia Forum, Dementia Care - Core Business for Aged Care was held on 11 September 2014.

Consultation: Proposed Changes to Financial Reporting for Providers of Residential and Home Care

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.

Reminder that the Transitional Business Advisory Services (TBAS) will end on 30 June 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