Aged Care Sector Statement of Principles
During 2015, the Aged Care Sector Committee has worked closely with the Australian Government to develop a set of Principles which will guide future changes in the aged care system and embed a constructive and lasting partnership between consumers, providers, the aged care workforce and the Government.
The Aged Care Sector Statement of Principles (the Principles) comprises an overarching statement of purpose, an approach to partnership and explanatory statements for the individual Principles. At its highest level, there are four guiding themes for the aged care system of the future:
- consumer choice is at the centre of quality aged care
- support for informal carers will remain a major part of aged care delivery
- the provision of formal aged care is contestable, innovative and responsive
- the system is both affordable for all and sustainable.
The Australian Government and the Aged Care Sector Committee are committed to developing an aged care system that is aligned to the Principles articulated in the Statement.
The below diagram provides an illustration of the Principles. Detailed information regarding each statement is provided in the attached documents.