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Transition care claiming explained

Transition care provides short goal-oriented and therapy-focused service packages for older people after a hospital stay.

Take a break, learn about browsers for aged care online claiming

This is the third of a series of information videos for Aged Care providers.

Opt-in rules explained

Those in care before 1 July 2014 are assessed under previous fee rules unless they opt in to the current arrangements.

Changes to payment times for Queen’s Birthday holiday

Due to the Queen’s Birthday public holiday, the payment run schedule has changed.

Understanding the Aged Care Means Testing process

Depending on their income and assets some care recipients pay a daily means tested care fee.

Take a break to learn about the Aged Care Funding Instrument

You can learn more about the Aged Care Funding Instrument by watching our video.

Getting your head around Aged Care acronyms

Need a refresher on some of the acronyms and terms we use in Aged Care? Here’s a snapshot of some of the common ones.

Short-term Restorative Care (STRC) is now available

STRC places are being progressively introduced to help older Australians stay independent and living in their homes.

Aged Care Webinars – a new way to find out about aged care

The Department of Health is running webinars on popular aged care topics.

Financial hardship assistance for those in aged care

There’s help for aged care recipients having trouble paying fees and charges.

Take a break to learn about the Accommodation Supplement

You can learn more about the accommodation supplement by watching our video.

Aged care providers – are you up to date with how to update events?

It’s important you let us know when things change, so we’ve provided many ways for you to update events.

Changes to aged care means test for Residential Care

From 1 January 2016, rental income is included in the aged care means test for new Residential Care recipients and some existing Residential Care recipients.

Improving the Viability Supplement

From 1 January 2017, Viability Supplement eligibility is determined by the Modified Monash Model (MMM).

Income and asset test changes for aged care residents

People who enter residential aged care after 1 January 2017 and rent out their former home will have their income and assets assessed under new rules.

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