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Aged Care

If you have patients or clients who need aged care services, they should now be referred to the My Aged Care website or its contact centre: 1800 200 422

Age Care in Gippsland

Reforming Aged Care in Australia

The traditional image of aged care is often associated with residential aged care but most people want to stay independent, remain in their home, connected to family and community for much longer. Australia’s investment in home support and home care packages means that people have greater choice and flexibility when it comes to home-based care and support.

Aged care reforms are being progressively implemented in three phases over a ten year period, 2012 – 2022, to ensure the system is the best for all Australians, and can be sustainable and affordable:

  • 2012-13 and 2013-14: Years one and two delivered immediate, urgently needed improvements while laying the groundwork for further reform.
  • 2014-15 and 2015-16: Years three and four delivered improved access and choice for consumers, and stronger system sustainability.
  • 2016-17 to 2021-22: Changes to be implemented in this phase will be developed in consultation with the aged care sector. The legislation mandates a five-year review be undertaken to look at the impact of reforms to date and where there the need is to take the system in the future.

The Aged Care Sector Committee has developed the Aged Care Roadmap that sets out future reform directions for aged care. Download the roadmap.

Accessing the Aged Care system

As from 7 March 2016, Victorian Aged Care Assessment Services (ACAS) started using the full functionality of the My Aged Care website combined with a contact centre. Download the useful guide: Implications and actions for service providers. HACC providers are scheduled to transition to My Aged Care on 1 June 2016. Download information for Victorian HACC providers.

My Aged Care is the main entry point to the aged care system in Australia. The vision for My Aged Care is to make it easier for older people, their families, and carers to access information on ageing and aged care, have their needs assessed and be supported to locate and access services available to them.

It is important that people are referred to My Aged Care to ensure their aged care needs can be assessed holistically, and the right services put in place to support their aged care needs and service preferences.

Accessing the Aged Care system – My Aged Care website and contact centre

As from 7 March 2016, Victorian Aged Care Assessment Services (ACAS) started using the full functionality of the My Aged Care website combined with a contact centre. Download the useful guide: Implications and actions for service providers. HACC providers are scheduled to transition to My Aged Care on 1 June 2016. Download information for Victorian HACC providers.

My Aged Care is the main entry point to the aged care system in Australia. The vision for My Aged Care is to make it easier for older people, their families, and carers to access information on ageing and aged care, have their needs assessed and be supported to locate and access services available to them.

As from 7 March 2016, Victorian Aged Care Assessment Services (ACAS) started using the full functionality of the My Aged Care website combined with a contact centre. Download the useful guide: Implications and actions for service providers.

My Aged Care is the main entry point to the aged care system in Australia. The vision for My Aged Care is to make it easier for older people, their families, and carers to access information on ageing and aged care, have their needs assessed and be supported to locate and access services available to them.

My Aged Care is the main entry point to the aged care system in Australia. The vision for My Aged Care is to make it easier for older people, their families, and carers to access information on ageing and aged care, have their needs assessed and be supported to locate and access services available to them.

My Aged Care is the main entry point to the aged care system in Australia.

The vision for My Aged Care is to make it easier for older people, their families, and carers to access information on ageing and aged care, have their needs assessed and be supported to locate and access services available to them.

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Jane Kingsmann

245 Hoddle Street Collingwood 5595 1524

Jane Kingsmann

245 Hoddle Street Collingwood 5595 1524

Jane Kingsmann

245 Hoddle Street Collingwood 5595 1524

Jane Kingsmann

245 Hoddle Street Collingwood 5595 1524

Jane Kingsmann

245 Hoddle Street Collingwood 5595 1524

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