Residential care improvements

Page last updated: 19 February 2016

The changes to the aged care system that started on 1 July 2013 aimed to ensure the system remains sustainable and affordable, while offering choice and flexibility for consumers. These system changes encouraged businesses to invest and grow.

The changes improve fairness and sustainability of the aged care financing arrangements, with strong safeguards implemented to ensure access to care for those who cannot afford to contribute to the cost of their care and accommodation.

Improvements that have been implemented in residential care:

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