Aged Care Resources

  1. The Aged Care Quality Standards –

From 1 July 2019 all Australian Government funded age care providers are required to meet the new aged care quality standards. 

The Aged Care Quality Standards focus on quality outcomes for consumers. This will make it easier for consumers, their families, carers and representatives to understand what they can expect from a service. It will also make regulation simpler for providers working across multiple aged care services, and encourage innovation, excellence and continuous improvement.

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission independently accredits, assesses and monitors the performance of aged care services against the Standards.

2. Charter of Aged Care Rights –

A new Charter of Aged Care Rights (the Charter) has been made in law and has taken effect from 1 July 2019.

The Charter will replace the existing charters that relate to care recipients’ rights and responsibilities and apply to people once they start receiving Government-subsidised aged care, including:

  • residential care
  • home care packages
  • flexible care
  • the Commonwealth Home Support Programme
  • the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program.

The Charter will provide the same rights to aged care consumers regardless of the type of care they receive and help to create a shared understanding about the rights of people receiving aged care.

The Charter has been translated into multiple languages so everyone can understand it.

Aged Care Resources



Grand Cedar is a premium residential aged care facility in Ashwood. The transition to aged care can be an emotional and challenging time. Our experienced team understand this and are here to help you every step of the way.