Released: 15 August 2017
The Turnbull Government has today announced the start of a landmark investigation of the comparative costs of providing residential aged care to older Australians with varying needs.
The Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, said the Residential Aged Care Resource Utilisation and Classification (RUC) study would help guide long-term reform in residential aged care funding.
“This is the first time relative costs have been systematically studied since the 1990s,” the Minister said.
“The Government wants to work with the sector to ensure the way we fund residential aged care is fair, stable, encourages innovation and is easy to apply and understand.
“Australians need an aged care system that is adaptable and can meet future challenges.”