The care at home system is moving towards a more consumer-driven, market-based and nationally consistent system.
Important reforms in home care were introduced in February 2017 to give consumers more choice in selecting a home care provider. There is now also a nationally consistent process for assigning home care packages to consumers.
Before making decisions on future reform, the federal government wants to hear further from the sector on what is the best way forward.
The government is committed to working with the sector on improving the aged care system.
This discussion paper seeks views on how future reform can best support older Australians to remain living at home and in their communities. Feedback will be used to inform government decisions on an integrated care at home program.
While some suggestions for reform are outlined in the paper, no decisions have been made about specific program or implementation arrangements.
Submissions will close on 21 August 2017.