Aged Care – Increasing short term restorative care places

The number of short-term restorative care places will be progressively expanded from 1 July 2016 to support older Australians to remain living at home longer and delay entry into permanent residential care.

This Budget measure is subject to the passage of legislation.

Description of the measure

The number of short-term restorative care places will be progressively expanded from 1 July 2016 to support older Australians to remain living at home longer and delay entry into permanent residential care.

Short-term restorative care will be a form of “flexible care” under the Aged Care Act 1997. This comprises the current transition care places plus additional (new) restorative care places. 

This measure is based on the existing transition care model and also incorporates additional flexible models of short term restorative care.

Questions and answers

Who is affected by this measure

This measure will affect aged care service providers that are allocated places under this measure and consumers who occupy the allocated places.

The date this measure will start and finish

This measure will start on 1 July 2016 and is ongoing.

Page last updated: 15 March 2016

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