Newsletter for Providers of the Aged Care Sector - Issue 1

Page last updated: 28 November 2014

This information was distributed on 26 September 2014

Dear Aged Care Stakeholder,

Please find attached Issue #1 of the Information for Aged Care Providers Newsletter.

The intention of the newsletter is to provide a snapshot of advice on key issues for aged care providers; and to assist stakeholders to understand the changes to aged care following the 1 July 2014 changes, as well as information on the 1 July 2015 changes. The Department will distribute this information regularly.

This week's issue discusses the following topics:

  • Completing an income or means assessment for aged care services,
  • Tips for completing the Aged Care Fees Income Assessment Form and the Combined Assets and Income Assessment,
  • Referrals for further information on accommodation options, fees and charges,
  • Information on the Fee Estimator on My Aged Care,
  • New DSS resources ‘Let’s talk about the changes to aged care’, and
  • Release of the Home Care Today website.

If you have any enquiries, would like to request further clarification or request specific topics be included in this newsletter, please contact

Please refer to the attachment for further information.

Kind regards
Ageing and Aged Care Stream
Department of Social Services

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