The Department of Social Services aims to encourage older people to live active and independent lives. The Department works to deliver quality, affordable and accessible aged care and carer support services for older people, including through subsidies and grants, industry assistance, training and regulation of the aged care sector.
Aged Care Information
The Department of Social Services provides a range of useful information on contacts and services available to assist you with ageing and aged care issues.
The Department of Social Services regularly communicates with aged care stakeholders via email or mailfax. These communications advise of important government announcements that affect the aged care sector. These communications are reproduced here as a service to interested members of the community.
The Department produces a newsletter for aged care providers which provides a snapshot of advice on current key issues. It also aims to assist stakeholders to understand the aged care system following the 1 July 2014 changes, as well as information on the 1 July 2015 changes.
As part of the 'Let's talk about changes to aged care' campaign, there is a series of videos available for you to view. The videos present real life stories and experiences of older people and carers in residential and home care. Continue Reading
Changes to aged care start from 1 July and will give you more choice, more control, and more of the services you might need to help you stay in your own home for longer and remain independent.