Ageing Budget at a Glance 2004-2005

This section of the website gives access to the 2004-2005 Ageing Budget at a Glance information for the Department of Health and Ageing for the financial year 2004-2005.

Page last updated: 2004


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Investing in Australia's Aged Care: More Places, Better Care


  BudgetForward EstimatesMeasure
  2003-04

$m

2004-05

$m

2005-06

$m

2006-07

$m

2007-08

$m

Total

$m

Investing in better care           
Conditional adjustment payment   78.8 168.5 261.5 368.9 877.8
Additional viability supplement for rural homes   2.3 4.1 4.2 4.2 14.8
             
More aged care places1  - - 34.1 24.4 58.4
             
Building better aged care homes         
Increased supplements for concessional residents   123.4 113.0 104.1 98.1 438.6
Contribution to improved building standards including fire safety 513.3 - - - - 513.3
Guarantee fund   0.8 - - - 0.8
             
Better skills for better care  14.2 26.2 29.3 31.7 101.4
             
Providing the right care in the right place         
Improved assessment and case management   10.1 15.2 11.2 11.4 47.9
Culturally and linguistically diverse communities   2.1 3.1 3.2 3.3 11.6
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Services   1.5 2.7 2.9 3.1 10.3
Information, implementation and training   9.3 2.1 1.4 1.5 14.3
Additional funding for Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency2  - - 6.1 4.8 10.9
Web-based information on aged care homes   1.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 2.1
             
Streamlining administration for better care         
New funding and payment arrangements   7.1 7.6 13.2 5.1 33.0
Fairer means testing   1.9 6.3 5.9 5.6 19.7
Strengthened review process   7.2 7.3 7.3 7.4 29.2
             
Total - (package) 513.3 259.8 356.4 484.6 569.8 2,183.8
             
Other ageing measures         
Implementation of a quality assurance framework for community care and respite care   3.7 3.2 3.3 3.5 13.7
Ensuring quality care for residents3  - - - - -
Continuation of simpler income-testing of residential aged care3  - - - - -
National Strategy for an Ageing Australia - continuation3  - - - - -
Continue the subsidisation of the accreditation fees for small residential aged care facilities4  -1.2 -0.1 -1.9 -1.4 -4.6
Office of the Commission for Complaints   - - - - -
Total funding for aged care  6,701.57,286.77,720.38,230.529,939.05

1 This is in addition to the $409.9m already budgeted over the next four years for places above the planning ratio.

2Figures differ from fact sheets as the table reflects fiscal impact while fact sheets refer to resourcing.

3 Amounts contained in the forward estimates.

4 Funding for this measure has continued at a lower level than previously estimated because of consolidation of the industry. Figures in table reflect fiscal impact while those in fact sheets reflect resourcing.

5 Four year total.

Note: Any minor variations in figures between this table and Fact Sheets are due to rounding conventions
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