Residential aged care news
Read the latest news on residential aged care.
- 8 April 2022Subscriber announcement
Residential aged care providers can now access the outcome of completed Australian National Aged Care Classifications (AN-ACC) shadow assessments
- 10 March 2022Subscriber announcement
Advice for Western Australian residential aged care facilities (RACFs) to remain alert and prepared for a potential outbreak of COVID-19.
- 1 March 2022Subscriber announcement
Queensland disaster management plans to help residents and businesses prepare, respond and recover from various hazards, weather events and emergencies.
- 22 February 2022Subscriber announcement
The department is hosting a free webinar for residential aged care providers on Thursday 24 February 2022 3.15pm – 4:15pm AEDT.
- 21 December 2021Subscriber announcement
An update of the Schedules for residential and home care fees and charges will take effect from 1 January 2022.
- 17 September 2021Subscriber announcement
An update of the Schedules for residential and home care fees and charges and subsidies and supplements will take effect from 20 September 2021.
- 7 September 2021Subscriber announcement
Two publications for the national quality use of medicines (QUM) are being updated, we are asking for your input.
- 6 September 2021Subscriber announcement
Logan City Council has been declared as a Restricted Area by Queensland Health. Learn more about these restrictions, including other local government authorities that have extra requirements for residential aged care facilities.
- 27 August 2021Subscriber announcement
All residential aged care workers in New South Wales are invited to a special live webinar on Wednesday 1 September from 2.30pm – 3:30pm AEST
- 26 August 2021Subscriber announcement
All residential aged care workers in Queensland are invited to a special live webinar this Friday 27 August from 2.00pm - 3.00pm AEST
- 25 August 2021Subscriber announcement
A series of jurisdiction-specific webinars on mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for residential aged care workers will commence from tomorrow, Thursday 26 August.
- 18 August 2021Newsletter
Vaccination rates among residential aged care workers are steadily rising as the September deadline for mandatory vaccination approaches and the number of vaccination clinics and hubs increase.
- 5 July 2021Opinion
An opinion piece from Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Professor Alison McMillan, PSM, on the greatly improved COVID safety levels in Victorian residential aged care facilities.
- 1 June 2021Subscriber announcement
Update to the SIR guidelines for residential aged care providers to help providers to understand their reporting obligations.
- 5 August 2020Subscriber announcement
This Grant Opportunity is open to approved residential aged care providers, approved National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program (NATSIFACP) providers and approved home care providers.
- 20 May 2021Subscriber announcement
This Grant Opportunity is now open to approved residential aged care providers, approved National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program (NATSIFACP) providers and approved home care providers. It is initially limited to Greater Melbourne and Mitchell Shire.
- 5 May 2021Newsletter
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.
- 18 August 2020Subscriber announcement
Details of the requirement to wear face masks in areas of high community transmission in Victorian residential aged care facilities.
- 3 May 2021Subscriber announcement
What's new: From the 1 July Residential aged care providers need to collect and report on new quality indicators under the National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program (QI Program).
- 3 May 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.
- 29 April 2021News
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Carewill lead a review and update of the guiding principles for medication management in residential aged care facilities and in the community to support the safe and quality use of medicines.
- 20 April 2021Subscriber announcement
This survey is seeking the views of residential aged care management and staff for Improving hearing health in residential aged care.