Aged Care Provider Funding – improving the targeting of the viability supplement for regional aged care facilities - Budget 2016-17

From 1 January 2017, the allocation of funding to rural and remote residential care services, home care packages and flexible care places will be improved.

Information update: this Budget measure is subject to the passage of legislation.

Description of the measure

From 1 January 2017, the allocation of funding to rural and remote residential care services, home care packages and flexible care places will be improved.

The current classification systems used to target viability supplement funding and flexible care funding will be improved. This will help to target funding to areas of greater need, and increase the overall funding for rural and remote services.

Questions and answers

Who is eligible for this measure

Rural and remote residential, home and flexible care providers.

The date this measure will start and finish

This measure will start on 1 January 2017 and is ongoing.

Page last updated: 27 August 2017