Federal Government aged care reforms

For decades, we have received Federal Government funding to provide independent living services to help our older residents remain in their homes.

The Federal Government is reviewing aged care services to ensure older Australians receive quality aged care services and also have choice and control to choose the services they need from the providers they want, and easily change services and providers.

The Federal Government is currently consulting older Australians, carers and families to improve aged care, including how it is designed, funded, regulated and delivered.

Once the Federal Government’s changes are known, Glen Eira will consider how best to respond.

Glen Eira City Council currently receives funding from the Australian Government to provide independent living services including:

  • domestic assistance (house cleaning and meal preparation)
  • personal care (showering and self-care)
  • social support
  • home maintenance
  • delivered meals.

All those with an interest in the future of aged care can participate in the Federal Government’s engagement program, visit the Let's change aged care together website.

To represent the interests of Glen Eira’s older residents, their carers and our aged care workforce, Council is participating in the Federal Government’s engagement program.

While the Federal Government’s review is underway, our 2,300 older residents who receive in-home aged care from Council will continue to receive the quality services they always have.

A Council officer is available to discuss the Federal Government’s aged care reforms with Glen Eira seniors groups. Interested groups to contact our Service Centre on 9524 3333.