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 agedcarereformenquiries@dss.gov.au.

Please refer to the attachment for further information.

Kind regards
Ageing and Aged Care Stream
Department of Social Services

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