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Aged Care Weekly

Have You Heard of the Dementia and Cognition Supplement?

The Government have announced the Dementia and Cognition Supplement for Home Care Providers. This supplement helps home care providers with the cost of caring for people who have moderate to severe cognitive impairment.

If this interests you please visit the following link for additional information regarding:

  • Eligibility

  • Utilising the cognitive assessment tools to assist in the assessment of participants

  • How to apply

  • What to do if circumstances change


Quarterly Review for Residential Care and Home Care

The next Quarterly Review for Residential Care and Home Care will take place on 26 September 2020, with a date of effect of 20 September 2020.


Schedule of Subsidies

A new schedule of subsidies was released by the Australian Government – Department of Health on Monday the 21st September, 2020.

It is the Aged Care Subsidies and Supplements New Rates of Daily Payments from 20 September 2020.

Please click here to access the new schedule of subsidies.

Schedule of Subsidies - From September 2
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Or you can visit the following link to view this schedule as well as additional information.


Newly Released Schedule of Fees and Charges

A new Schedule of Fees and Charges for Pre-1 July 2014 Residential and Home Care Participants have been announced by the Australian Government – Department of Health on the 21st of September, 2020.

This schedule applies to residential and home care participants who initially entered care before 1 July 2014. However, for those participants who have not chosen to be covered by the 1 July 2014 fee arrangements. It includes basic daily fees, income-tested fees, and rates and charges that apply to participants.

If this is something that has interest you, please see the following link for these newfound fees and charges:

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