Requirements for entering home care information in the service finder
The department is aware some providers are entering information incorrectly in the My Aged Care service finder.
The issues of concern include:
outlet names containing marketing slogans or phone numbers
selecting a national or state service delivery area – this is only acceptable if the outlet can provide services to that entire area
having multiple outlets servicing the same postcode(s).
The department has issued guidance materials outlining the requirements for entering information in the My Aged Care service finder. Audits have been done to identify providers not complying with the requirements.
It is recommended you review your information in the My Aged Care service finder to see if you need to make any changes to comply with the requirements. The department will take further action as appropriate to ensure this requirement is met.
Dementia Training Australia (DTA) has developed a new tool to help residential aged care providers monitor antipsychotic medication use. This comes as the Department of Health updates the new Aged Care Quality Standards to address concerns about use of antipsychotic medications as a form of chemical restraint.
The Antipsychotic Tracking Tool generates audit reports and graphs to show the use of antipsychotics in residential care facilities.