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Aged care services are services funded by the Department of Health Aged Care system and include residential aged care services and home care services.
Home care services are supports you can get to help with your daily life. They include things like personal care for you in your home. When we say home care services, we mean services funded by the Department of Health Aged Care system .
What if you move into residential aged care?
You’ll leave the NDIS if you move into a residential aged care service permanently for the first time after you turn 65. When we say residential aged care services, we mean services funded by the Department of Health Aged Care system .
The supports you get in residential aged care can be different from NDIS supports outside aged care facilities. Find out more about residential aged care services on the Department of Health website .
If you leave the NDIS because you move into residential aged care permanently, you can’t ask for an internal review. This is because the law says we must remove you from the NDIS, without us needing to make a reviewable decision. Learn more about what decisions can be reviewed.
Vish is 66 and is an NDIS participant. Vish was living by himself but decides to permanently move into residential aged care for the first time. The law says Vish then ceases to be a participant and he leaves the NDIS.
The aged care system is now responsible for all Vish’s support needs. Vish can’t ask for an internal review of this decision. Vish also can’t become a participant again, as he is older than 65.