Generational Changes to Aged Care in Australia

Generational Changes to Aged Care in Australia
The Australian Government’s 2021–22 Budget is a turning point for senior Australians and their families, loved ones, carers and aged care worker in Mitchell.

The Morrison Government is committing an additional $17.7 billion package of support for aged care in response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

Five key pillars of aged care reform will be implemented over five years
1. Home care
2. Residential aged care services and sustainability
3. Residential aged care quality and safety
4. Workforce
5. Governance

Senior Australians will benefit from more one-on-one care, better assessments to determine care needs, and support that adjusts as a persons’ care needs change.

More Australians will be supported to age at home, if they choose to do so, with better connections to their community. Funding for home packages is being significantly increased, and a new support at home program will be designed with senior Australians and stakeholders that is responsive to the changing nature of care and the needs of senior Australians.

The Government’s reforms will deliver improvements in residential care, with a better funding model and increased transparency, and better support for rural, regional and remote, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and vulnerable senior Australians.

Find out more about what the reforms mean for you or your loved ones at www.health.gov.au/aged-care-reforms

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