Younger people in aged care

Page last updated: 15 June 2017

Young people accessing aged care services may be eligible for supports through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), as it rolls out across Australia through to 2020.

Younger people who are already in aged care can continue to receive aged care and may become eligible for additional supports through the NDIS.

Young people accessing aged care will be contacted to discuss the process of entering the NDIS.

A younger person may make an NDIS access request up to six months prior to the NDIS rolling out in their region.

About the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Find out more about the NDIS and the NDIS roll out schedule.

Changes for aged care providers – preparing for transition

Find out more about how the roll out of the NDIS in a region may result in changes for residential aged care and home care package providers.

Changes for younger people in aged care

Find out more about how the roll out of the NDIS in a region may result in changes for younger people living in residential aged care and/or receiving a home care package.

Younger people entering aged care – new entrants

Find out more about how a younger person enters aged care when they are either ineligible for the NDIS or other (more suitable) services are not available.

Funding for dual participants

Find out more about how a younger person’s care and services will be funded while they are in aged care and accessing additional NDIS supports.

Quality and safeguards

Find out more about a younger person’s quality and safeguards while they are in aged care.

Maintaining services through the transition period

Find out more about how to maintain a younger person’s services while they are in aged care.

Information resources

Find useful information and practical guidance for providers and younger people on the transitional arrangements for younger people to the NDIS.