Policy & Guidelines
|AGED CARE PLAN: LIVING LONGER, LIVING BETTER||Policy & Guidelines||
On 20 April, the Australian Government released its 10 year plan to reshape aged care - LIVING LONGER, LIVING BETTER. Commencing on 1 July 2012, it includes establishment of an Aged Care Implementation Council, followed by an Aged Care Financing Authority and MyAged Care Website and call centre in 2013. The full Gateway to Aged Care encompasses assessment and linking services in 2014 and the Aged Care Quality Agency to produced ratings on residential aged care and the new Home Care Packages. HACC will join CACPs, EACH, EACH D, NRCP and ACHA under the new umbrella from 1 July 2015. For the full report and fact sheets, go to
|Commonwealth HACC Program Manual||Policy & Guidelines||
This Program Manual sets out the operational requirements of the Commonwealth HACC Program from
|HACC Program Position Statement on Palliative Care||Policy & Guidelines||
There have been concerns raised about whether palliative care patients are eligible for HACC services. This is because pursuant to clause 4(2) of the HACC Review Agreement certain services including specialist palliative care services are listed as outside the scope of the HACC program because funding is provided to such services through other government programs.
Ageing Disability and Home Care (ADHC) and NSW Health have jointly developed a HACC Program Position Statement to provide clarification to the eligibility of palliative care patients for HACC services.
|New Guidelines for NSW Community Care Supports Program.||Policy & Guidelines||
From 1 July 2012, NSW has sole responsibility for community care services for younger people previously provided under the Commonwealth / State Home and Community Care (HACC) program. ‘Younger people’ are people under the age of 65, or 50 years for Aboriginal or Torres Straight Islander people.