A New Program for In-Home Aged Care Discussion Paper

Audience: Older Australians, Aged care workers, carers and families, Aged care experts and peak organisations

Topic: Home care

Location: Online

Time: A new program for in-home aged care discussion paper and/or overview: 1 hour Submission process: 10-15 minutes

Consultation undertaken by: The Department of Health and Aged Care

Contact name: Nick Morgan

Contact email: sah.implementation@health.gov.au

Further information

The Australian Government is committed to delivering a reformed and improved in-home aged care program by 1 July 2024, starting with listening to the people who use and deliver the services.

The discussion paper A new program for in-home aged care provides an update on the reform and incorporates feedback from previous consultations.

We want to hear from older Australians, their families and carers, the aged care sector, and any other community stakeholders about their views on the paper including the discussion questions raised in the paper.

Our areas of focus are:

  • ensuring flexibility to respond to changing needs
  • care management and self-management
  • funding to cover the cost of care and provide value for money
  • increasing early support for independence at home
  • innovation and future investment.

A summary of the paper for older Australians, families and carers is available on the department’s in-home aged care resources page, with translated versions coming soon.

You can have your say through our online submission or by calling 1800 318 209.

Your input will help us shape the new in-home aged care program.

The department will be holding consultation sessions on the discussion paper throughout November.

If you would like to participate in a session, please email SAH.implementation@health.gov.au by Friday 4 November and note your preference to attend the industry sessions or the sessions for older Australians and their carers.

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