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2010-11 report on the operation of the Aged Care Act 1997

Posted on: 23 January, 2012
Issue: Vol 12 No 1, January 2012 – March 2012
Related to Policies Older people Services

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (2011)
2010-11 report on the operation of the Aged Care Act 1997
Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

The report provides an overview of expenditure for ageing and aged care during the 2010-11 financial year as well as more detailed information on the Australian aged care system. Specifically, the report reviews progress under the main areas of aged care planning; information, needs assessment and community support; aged care services (community, residential and flexible care); quality in aged care; regulation and compliance; complaints investigation scheme; and support for people with special needs including people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The report suggests that further reform of the Australian aged care system will remain a priority for government with a focus on a more integrated approach to reform as well as suggestions that there will be substantial changes to the way the aged care sector is funded in the future.

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