Aged Care Approvals Round
2012-13 Aged Care Approvals Round
Information about the 2012-13 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR)
List of contents
- Update on the 2012-13 ACAR
- Invitation to Apply for places and grants
- Closing date for applications
- 2012-13 ACAR Essential Guide
- Questions and Answers
- Aged Care Planning Region Maps
- Additional reference material
Applicants based their applications on changes to the current aged care system from 1 July 2013 (for Home Care Packages) and 1 July 2014 (for residential aged care places) expected to flow from the Living Longer Living Better legislation currently before Parliament.
The legislation establishes the framework necessary to deliver:
- the conversion of existing CACP, EACH and EACHD Packages into Home Care Packages Levels 2 and 4;
- the introduction of new Level 1 and Level 3 Home Care Packages;
- new client assessment and provider approval arrangements to reflect the move to four levels of Home Care Packages;
- the reduction of red tape through abolishing current requirements for Home Care Package providers to maintain separate payment agreements with the Commonwealth in addition to meeting their other legislated obligations;
- the introduction of the dementia, veterans’ and workforce supplements;
- reformed residential aged care financing arrangements;
- removal of the high low distinction in residential aged care; and
- fairer means testing arrangements.
Depending on the outcome of the legislative process, it may be necessary to reassess what is legislatively possible and to re-engineer program infrastructure.
Further advice on the timing of the 2012-13 ACAR results is expected to be available in the coming weeks.
Invitation to Apply for places and grantsAn Invitation to Apply for 8,341 residential places, 5,835 Home Care Packages, more than $150 million in zero real interest loans, $51 million in capital grants and Extra Service Status appeared in major metropolitan and leading regional newspapers on Saturday 10 November 2012.
Closing date for submitting applicationsApplications closed at 2.00 pm Friday 21 December 2012.
2012-13 Application FormsApplication forms are no longer available from this website. If you would like a copy of the 2012-13 application forms, please email ACAR or contact the Aged Care Help Desk on 1800 900 554.
Home Care Packages
- PDF printable version Home Care Package Program Overview (PDF 148 KB)
- Word version Home Care Package Program Overview (Word 308 KB)
2012-13 ACAR Essential GuideYou may download this document in word or PDF format. The document contains the following sections. (This material is provided for your reference).
Top of page
Section 1 Introduction
Section 2 Home Care Packages
Section 3 Residential Aged Care Places, Zero Real Interest Loan and/or Capital Grant
Section 4 Zero Real Interest loans
Section 5 Capital Grants
Section 6 Extra Service status
Section 7 Regional Distribution of Aged Care Places
Section 8 Regional Response to the 2011 Aged Care Approvals Round
Questions and AnswersThe attached document contains general information about the 2012-13 Aged Care Approvals Round and the application process.
- PDF printable version of Questions and Answers (PDF 661 KB)
- Word version of Questions and Answers (Word 118 KB)
Aged Care Planning Region MapsThe new places made available for the 2012-13 Aged Care Approvals Round are distributed across aged care planning regions within each state or territory. These maps show the regions across Australia and are available on the Aged Care Approvals Round Planning Region Maps webpage.
Additional Reference information:
- 2004 Aged Care Approvals Round results
- 2005 Aged Care Approvals Round results
- 2006 Aged Care Approvals Round results
- 2007 Aged Care Approvals Round results
- 2008 Aged Care Approvals Round results
- 2009-10 Aged Care Approvals Round results
- 2011 Aged Care Approvals Round results
- Zero Real Interest Loans
- Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency
- Approved Provider application forms
- Extra Service Status guidelines
- Recovery of Capital guidelines
- Residential Care Manual
- Standards and Guidelines for Residential Aged Care Services Manual
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