AGED CARE REFORMS
& TRANSITION NEWS
ACCPA Reform Update
Fair Work Commission Announcement Today
The Future of Home and Community Care Hybrid Conference
When: 4-5 April 2023
Where: Hybrid Conference: Sydney, NSW & Online
How much: Various
This conference, organised by The Hatchery and COTA Australia, will focus on the Support at Home Program. Topics include: what the model will mean for consumers and providers: discussing new developments and updates such as regulatory changes and the care assessment model; and preparing for the transition. If tickets are bought before 24 February 2023, you can save $200.
Reforming In-Home Aged Care Additional Information
The Department of Health and Aged Care has released the next round of documentation for the new in-home aged care program, and is seeking feedback to ensure continual input is received from the providers and service users of the aged care sector and their experiences and expertise are heard and integrated. Documentation includes a factsheet to help older Australians supported by in-home aged care services to transition to the new program, as well as a co-designed report discussing a new assistive technologies and home modifications scheme for in-home aged care.
Physical Disability Council of NSW (PDCN) Aged Care Survey
The Australian Government is reforming the National Aged Care Scheme (My Aged Care) and would like feedback about people’s experiences with the scheme, what supports and services older Australians need to live well, and what people would like to see in the new scheme. Responses will be de-identified.
Home Care Packages Program Pricing Update
From 1 January 2023, there are now caps to prices in the Home Care Packages (HCP) Program, to minimise administration and management costs. From 27 February 2023, providers will not be able to enter prices above the legislated caps in the Provider Portal. These system caps will only affect updated prices. Exit amount and separate third party charge fields will also be removed. For any support or enquiries, visit the My Aged Care website or contact the Service Provider Helpline on 1800 836 799.