Submission on residential aged care models of bed allocation

September 19, 2019

The Commonwealth’s 2018-19 Budget More Choices for a Longer Life package offered in principle support for a move from the current approach of allocating residential aged care places to alternative arrangements that support greater consumer choice.

In consultation with its Aged Care Special Interest Group and other key stakeholders, the VHA has prepared a response to the Commonwealth’s discussion paper, Proposed alternative models for allocating places. Key recommendations in the response include:

  • Funding sustainability to address disparity of funding between aged care and hospital services
  • Adjusted subsidy reduction to discontinue in order to create equal access to funding support between government facilities and non-government aged care.
  • Greater focus on providing residential aged care in remote places

To read the VHA’s full submission, click here.