Information for the Aged Care Sector Newsletter Issue 2020/02

In this issue: Revised webinar date, ACFI fact sheets and National trial of PainChek.

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Health sector

Revised webinar date: Update on new aged care assessment arrangements

The webinar planned for 12 February 2020 on the development of new aged care assessment arrangements has been rescheduled to Wednesday 11 March 2020 from 2:00pm-3:00pm.

The webinar will provide an update on recent consultations on hospital assessment arrangements and will address common themes arising from stakeholder questions during the first webinar on 11 December 2019.

A link to the upcoming webinar is available on the department’s website.

Aged Care Website Update - ACFI fact sheets

The department recently updated its aged care website content, including information about the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI). The page dedicated to information about the ACFI was initially missing the fact sheets. This has now been rectified.

Under the sub-heading Resources you will find links to the fact sheets including the ACFI additional information fact sheet.

Any queries related to ACFI can be directed to

National trial of PainChek

The Australian Government is funding a 12 month national trial of the PainChek app with residential aged care providers.

PainChek is a smartphone based medical device which uses artificial intelligence and facial recognition technology to assess and score pain levels in people who are unable to communicate, including those with dementia. The initiative promotes innovation in aged care, consistency of pain assessments and improved care outcomes.

The trial is now open and residential aged care providers are encouraged to complete an expression of interest to participate.

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