New measures come into force next week, giving older people greater choice in their in-home aged care. From Monday, 27 February, consumers will be able to change aged care providers if they wish, or if they move to another area to live. The Commonwealth Health Department said that if people do make a change, the funding for their aged care services package will be transferred to their new provider. No action is required if they are happy with services from their current provider.
For more information about the changes to home care, click here or call the My Aged Care contact centre on 1800 200 422 (Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm AEST).