Every Australian should feel confident about accessing high quality and safe aged care, when and where they need it. That’s why the Australian Government is making major changes to aged care that will benefit all Australians.
As a result, older people will have greater choice, services that respect and meet their needs, and support to stay independent as they age. Improvements are part of a 5-year $18.3 billion reform package that address recommendations from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
Your voice matters!
Older people, their families and loved ones, carers, aged care staff, stakeholders, health and medical professionals, researchers, and other experts and organisations are invited to help design important changes to aged care. So far, thousands of people have engaged on changes such as quality standards, star ratings and support at home.
In 2022, you could help design reforms such as: the new Aged Care Act quality of life indicators the new support at home program consumer experience reviews, as part of Star Ratings innovative, dementia-friendly accommodation design dementia education and training.
Find out more and get involved at the Aged Care Engagement Hub. You can register for updates and opportunities and participate in engagement activities. You can also provide feedback over the phone, or have information posted to you.