What’s happening in Canberra
The community can have its say on the Terms of Reference of the Royal Commission into the Aged Care Sector with an online feedback tool now available.
Today, I am announcing the Government’s decision to ask the Governor General to establish a Royal Commission into the Aged Care sector primarily looking at the Quality of care provided in Residential and Home Aged Care to senior Australians but also including Young Australians with disabilities living in Residential Aged Care settings.
The Morrison Government will significantly boost support for older Australians with an injection of $106 million to support better facilities, better care and better standards in aged care.
Millions of senior Australians are set to benefit from stronger aged care quality standards, as the Morrison Government’s comprehensive aged care overhaul moves into top gear.
A draft single charter outlining the rights of aged care consumers, regardless of their subsidised care type, is now open for public consultation.
Today is Jersey Day 2018, a day to raise awareness of the importance of giving the priceless gift of life.
I am honoured to be appointed as the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health in the Morrison Government.
Multi-purpose services in small rural and remote communities are encouraged to apply for new flexible aged care places under an allocations round opening today.
The Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, has congratulated the winners of this year’s Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Better Practice Awards.
Older Australians from culturally diverse backgrounds will benefit from increased access to aged care information, with the launch of the Speak My Language radio project, funded by $1 million from the Turnbull Government.