Home Care Packages Program news
Read the latest news on Home Care Packages.
- 16 February 2021Newsletter
Extending mental health support for aged care residents; resources from Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission; Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission visitor access campaign; reminder about entry restrictions to RACFs and more.
- 22 December 2020Subscriber announcement
The next Services Australia quarterly review for Residential Care and Home Care will take place on 16 January 2021 with a date of effect of 1 January 2021.
- 22 December 2020Newsletter
What’s new: operation hours over the holiday period, the CARE-IT Report, Aged Care Signage to 57 languages, Home Care Packages Program Data Report and more.
- 11 December 2020Newsletter
What’s new: webinars from ACSA, Safer Care Victoria and the VACRC, reminder about entry restrictions during the Christmas period, deadline for variations to payment 3 of the workforce retention bonus and more.
- 2 December 2020Newsletter
What’s new: Government’s response to the Royal Commission’s Progress Report and the updated National COVID-19 Aged Care Plan, outbreak management planning for RACFs, virtual ACFI reviews, updated Directions for SA and Victoria and SACWIC Grants still open.
- 25 November 2020Newsletter
What’s new: extended timeline to apply for Business Improvement Fund Grants, updated NSW advice for Victorian visitors, translated aged care COVID-19 resources available and updated aged care visitation guidelines for residential aged care.
- 20 November 2020Newsletter
What’s new: It’s OK to continue to receive home care in SA, Flu Vaccination information, and the Aged Care Workforce Retention Payment 3 and audit program.
- 18 November 2020Newsletter
What’s new: updated Direction for South Australian residential aged care, ACQSC assessment contacts of South Australian residential services, ACOC & ACOS closing this Friday, providers to use ACPP instead, Victorian Guiding Principles ending on 30 November and updated NSW advice for aged care.
- 30 October 2020Subscriber announcement
Services Australia has identified an error with the payment of home care subsidy and supplements impacting the July 2019 claim. The issue was identified early and only impacts services that lodged their claims for July between 1 and 4 August 2019.
- 30 October 2020Newsletter
What’s new: new Aged Care Provider Portal and a reminder on requesting PPE from the National Medical Stockpile.
- 28 October 2020Newsletter
What’s new: guidance for Victorian RACFs dealing with COVID-19, National Reopening Framework and updated NSW advice for residential and home care providers.
- 23 October 2020Newsletter
What’s new: grief and trauma support webinar, guide to buying PPE for COVID-19, nutrition for seniors and ACQSC translated resources.
- 16 October 2020Newsletter
What’s new: testing of asymptomatic residential aged care workers in Victoria, grief and trauma support for the aged care sector, new COVID-19 supplement, extended support for aged care workers in grant, hay fever and COVID-19 and updated NSW restrictions.
- 14 October 2020Newsletter
What’s new: updated visitor exclusions for NSW aged care facilities; updated visitor restrictions, mask rules and testing requirements in Victoria; mental health support available; translated resource: Six steps to stop the spread of COVID-19; and a reminder to stay home if unwell.
- 9 October 2020Newsletter
What’s new: Federal Budget 2020-21, VACRC PPE donning and doffing posters and reminder of translated resources available.
- 7 October 2020Newsletter
What’s new: updated directive from Queensland Health, additional PPE for Victorian providers, DHHS resources for Victorian providers, latest COVID-19 data update for aged care providers and LASA National Ten Days of Congress.
- 2 October 2020Newsletter
What’s new: Aged Care Royal Commission COVID-19 report, additional P2/N95 masks for Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire, advice on returning to work for aged care workers in Victoria, updated NSW advice for providers and a reminder on the third retention bonus payment.
- 30 September 2020Newsletter
What’s new: emergency leave for aged care residents extended to 30 June 2021, access to emergency CHSP services during COVID-19 extended, updated Queensland Health restrictions and NSW Health advice for seniors: gathering safely.
- 25 September 2020Newsletter
What’s new: extension of the Guiding Principles for residential aged care, information on how to use and clean face shields, general reminder on PPE usage and sourcing and reminder to providers on Aged Care training modules.
- 23 September 2020Newsletter
What’s new: Outbreaks decline in Victoria as efforts focus on prevention and recovery, Dementia Action Week, updated NSW advice and distribution of PPE, National Cabinet update on state emergency plans, and reminder to access expert webinar content.
- 22 September 2020Subscriber announcement
An update of the schedules for residential and home care fees and charges and subsidies and supplements will take effect from 20 September 2020.
- 18 September 2020Newsletter
What’s new: Personal protective equipment (PPE) reminder for aged care workers, PPE best practice webinar, support for aged care workers, National Aged Care Emergency Response briefing pack for workers, and Victorian Aged Care Response Centre marks 7 weeks in operation