The federal budget contains few surprises for the aged care sector with most measures previously announced and already allocated.
Aged Care Approvals Round
The Department of Health is calling on aged care providers and peak bodies to complete a survey about unused residential aged care places.
The application round for new residential aged places will open next month with aged care in rural, regional and remote communities named as the priority areas, the government has announced.
Two Department of Health consultations underway are seeking input from aged care providers to inform where new residential places will be allocated and design changes to My Aged Care.
Just four years after selling all its bed licenses retirement village operator Lendlease has returned to aged care with a bang, picking up the largest individual share of the 10,000 new places.
The Federal Government will today detail the latest allocation of beds under the 2016-17 Aged Care Approvals Round providing almost 10,000 new aged care places.
The creation of a “single aged care system” would see the distinction between home care and residential care removed, with consumers free to move between the two, under new changes that could begin in as soon as five years.