Increased Aged Care Data Revealed

Department of Health

Older Australians and their families can now see how much aged care services are spending on their care, food, wages and more as the Albanese Government continues to improve the sector.

The Albanese Government’s Dollars to Care measure will hold providers to account for how they spend taxpayer money, and ultimately help people make informed decisions about their care with data available through My Aged Care.

The measure responds to the recommendations made in the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, which highlighted the need for better public access to information about providers’ finances and operations.

The information will show that across the sector, more than half a provider’s expenses are spent on care for residents.

This builds on the Government’s existing initiatives to increase transparency and help older people make informed choices, including Star Ratings for residential aged care homes.

View the published provider information through the “Find a Provider” tool on the My Aged Care Website. 

Quotes attributable to Minister for Aged Care, Anika Wells:

“We recognise the majority of aged care providers are working to deliver high quality and safe care but we have to shine a light on those who aren’t and take action.

“The publication of aged care providers’ finances and operations delivers on the Government’s election commitment to increase transparency and accountability around what aged care providers are spending money on.

“We are committed to developing a fair and transparent aged care system for older people and their families and carers.

“I have asked the Secretary of the Department of Health and Aged Care to refer aged care providers that are doing the wrong thing to the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission and the Fair Work Ombudsmen.”

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