it’s that time again
This update highlights some of the elements related to the residential aged care application process. The forms are streamlined however the process is more competitive than it has ever been. The impetus is to be able to evidence need and demonstrate the compelling reasons your organisation and service is best met to serve the needs of our elder Australians. In the 2018-19 ACAR, nationally, applicants can apply for:
13,500 residential care places 775 short-term restorative care (STRC) places up to $60 million in capital grants
The indicative timeframe:
Opens 2 July 2018 Closes 11.59PM AEST 10 August 2018 Results expected April 2019
Priority, but no guarantees
The department will give priority to assessing and allocating places to suitable applications for residential care places to services located in regional, rural and remote areas. You are not however guaranteed places simply because you are located in a regional, rural or remote area.
The level to which applications are sought will now be given a category of prioritisation, from Category 1 (highest priority) down to Category 6 (lowest priority).