How to navigate the labyrinth of aged care

The community system can be complicated — but our guide can help

Australia’s aged care system provides dependent older people access to support for disabilities, either in the community or via relocation into a residential aged care facility.


Aged care has long been difficult to understand, replete with confusing and changeable terminology and structures. The system can even be baffling at times for geriatric experts. 

Complicating matters, the sector was reformed in 2013, with a number of changes made to care funding.

The aim of this article is to summarise