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Aged care legislation has changed to recognise National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) worker screening clearances. This makes it easier for aged care providers and workers (staff and volunteers) that support NDIS participants.
The webinar provides residential aged care provider information on steps needed to ensure that the aged care financial report can be submitted.
The department is seeking Expressions of Interest from Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP), Home Care Packages (HCP) program, Short-Term Restorative Care program (STRC) and residential aged care providers to participate in a data study about the new Single In-Home Care Program.
Our two webinars in June can help staff and residents understand more about the reforms announced in the Budget in response to the Aged Care Royal Commission.
Mandatory reporting starts today, 15 June 2021, for all approved providers of residential aged care services to report and provide weekly updates every Tuesday on the COVID-19 vaccination status of your aged care workforce.
The department is holding a series of webinars to share information about the aged care reforms announced in the 2021-22 Budget and in response to the Aged Care Royal Commission.
The Australian Government today announced the introduction of new reporting arrangements for approved providers of residential aged care services, and in-home and community aged care services.
From 1 July 2021, aged care providers must comply with strengthened legislative obligations for the use of restrictive practice
The Department of Health is seeking an additional 40 in-home aged care providers (CHSP, HCP, STRC) and five residential aged care providers to participate in a data study that will shape the development of the new support at home program.
Enhanced visitor restrictions, screening and testing for all aged care facilities in Victoria from 25 May 2021. Updated screening advice for residential aged and home care services in NSW and ACT.
Update to the SIR guidelines for residential aged care providers to help providers to understand their reporting obligations.
This webinar details information on single site working arrangements to respond to queries from providers and workers requesting support and information to help them move to single site operations.
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.
Register for our free webinar on the National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program (QI Program) to find out more about the new quality indicators and changes from 1 July 2021.
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.
The ACT COVID-19 advice no longer restricts visitors from WA, but geographical areas of risk remain in some greater Sydney and Melbourne local government areas. NSW screening advice has been updated to remove additional measures for mask wearing, visitor numbers and visiting outdoors.
What's new: The Government has announced to apply the Royal Commission's recommendations to introduce more stringent reporting and strengthen providers requirements.
This survey aims to provide a snapshot of the current use of clinical software. The results will help with the planning of future projects and support in aged care. The survey is open until 28 April.
In the ACT visitors can't enter an aged care facility if they have been in a geographical area of risk in the last 14 days. In NSW visitors can't enter residential aged facilities if they have been to identified close or casual contact locations in NSW or Interstate places of high concern.
Reforms announced in the 2021–22 Budget will deliver respect, care and dignity for senior Australians, and place a critical focus on the quality and safety of care. A skilled, professional and compassionate aged care workforce will be the powerhouse of the reform agenda.