In the 2018-19 Budget, the Government announced that it will design and implement a new framework for streamlined consumer assessments for all aged care services, to be delivered by a national assessment workforce from 2020. The new streamlined assessment process will provide a better experience for senior Australians by ensuring access to the right services to meet their care needs sooner.
The department has released a discussion paper to consult with the aged care sector and interested parties on the design of the streamlined consumer assessment model. For more information, and to provide your input, visit the Consultation Hub.
The consultation closes on Monday, 11 February 2019.