Streamlined Consumer Assessment for Aged Care

Page last updated: 11 September 2019

Overview

In the 2018-19 Budget, the Government announced that it will design and implement a new framework for streamlined consumer assessments for all aged care services, to be delivered by a new national assessment workforce.

The new streamlined assessment process will provide a better experience for senior Australians by ensuring timely access to the right services to meet their care needs.

Consultation

Discussion paper

The Streamlined Consumer Assessment Model Discussion Paper was available for public consultation on the Consultation Hub from December 2018 to February 2019. Feedback was sought from the aged care sector and other interested parties on the design of the new assessment model.

The department has produced a report outlining key issues and feedback from the consultation.

Further information

The department will continue to communicate with stakeholders on the development and implementation of a streamlined consumer assessment model for aged care.

You may submit any queries about Streamlined Consumer Assessment for Aged Care to StreamlinedAgedCareAssessment@health.gov.au.

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