Australian Aged Care System – The Silent Opportunity

Becoming a Provider under the Australian Aged Care System

Like most things in Australia’s political sphere, the media’s focus is generally directed toward those issues, initiatives, and people that offer a controversial or contentious story for the next day’s headlines.

The NDIS has certainly provided such a platform, which has seen sustained media coverage, from its inception through to now where the Scheme’s rollout is well underway across the country.

There is no doubt that the NDIS will be a great system for Australians with a permanent or severe disability. It replaces an archaic, unfair and fragmented disability system that left Australians with disability little, with regard to choice and control, to improve their quality of life.

It must be said however that the ongoing teething issues emerging as the Scheme rolls out are proving to be problematic for both participants and disability service providers respectively. These issues range from poor communication to pricing to poorly constructed participant plans.

Aged Care Provider Opportunity

However, as the relevant Government agencies look to knock these issues into place and drive the Scheme forward, there is another Scheme that is quietly experiencing its own evolution – the Australian Aged Care system.

Like the NDIS, Aged Care Home Care has shifted toward a person centred, or ‘consumer-directed care’ model – meaning people over 65 will get more choice and flexibility as to how they choose and receive these services.

These reforms began in 2012 and are part of a 3-phased process that will stretch out over 10 years. Like the NDIS, the transformation of the Aged Care sector is presenting a huge opportunity for businesses looking to deliver aged care services like Home Care. With Australia’s ageing population, the demand for these services is steadily increasing – a plus for providers looking to deliver quality, innovative services to Australians over 65.

If you would like to find out more about becoming an Aged Care Provider, download our free information guide and learn how we can assist in navigating the process.

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2 Comments

  • Good morning,

    I am a subscriber to your newsletter and employed by ‘Intereach’ as Community Engagement Officer.
    Intereach is responsible for the delivery of the NDIS in the Murrumbidgee and Lower Far West areas on behalf of the NDIA and their partner Social Futures.

    Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you have a need for someone to assist with information on the NDIS.

    kind regards,
    Nadeane

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