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An aged care snapshot

1 March 2014

The Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield tabled the 2012-13 Report on the Operation of the Aged Care Act 1997 in Parliament today.

This annual report describes the operation of Australia’s aged care system during the 2012-13 financial year.

It also offers a guide to understanding aged care programs and policies and gives a comprehensive picture of the aged care system.

The report looks at:

if service providers are meeting their responsibilities under the Act
accommodation bonds and accommodation costs
the waiting periods for entry to residential care
the extent of building upgrades and refurbishment of aged care facilities
non-compliance of the Act – including details of the non-compliance and sanctions imposed.
To read the full report, visit: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/ageing-reports-acarep.htm

Content Courtesy : http://www.dss.gov.au/ageing-and-aged-care/news/2013/an-aged-care-snapshot

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