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  • The department is continuing to resolve cases for participants impacted by issues that arose during the implementation of the statutory Bonded Medical Program in 2020. Read our October/November update for more details.

  • The department is continuing to resolve cases for participants impacted by issues that arose during the implementation of the statutory Bonded Medical Program in 2020. Read our September update for more details.

  • What's new: Hospital Discharge and Provision of CHS to COVID patients; Free 1-2-1 sessions with an emergency/crisis management; SA Health COVID-19 strategy for RACFs has been updated and Webinars

  • What's new: Have your say on the Aged care quality measures and star ratings; Providers invited to trial quality measures; New residential aged care design standards; LGBTI aged care awareness training; the Aged Care Workforce narrative; How moving a resident can impact their fees and IPA tips.

  • What's new: Aged Care Emergency and Crisis Management Training Program 2021, WA Health seeks feedback from IPC Leads on new IPC Guidelines and more.

  • All in-home and community aged care workers in Queensland are invited to a special live webinar on Friday 19 November from 1:00pm – 2:00pm AEST (QLD time).

  • In this Issue: My Aged care reforms and partnerships, Extensions to the Aged Care navigator trials and new residential aged care system, Quality indicator reminder, home care provider research findings, Free interpreting services for aged care providers, medicine-related education programs and more.

  • What's new: AHPPC recommends national mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for in-home and community aged care worker, Workforce vaccination rates to be reported publicly and more.

  • In this issue: Aged Care Emergency and Crisis Management Training Program 2021 – Group and 1-2-1 Mentoring Now Available; Webinar: The loss and grief of residents and home care recipients in aged care following COVID-19; and ACT Vaccinations for In Home and Community aged care

  • In this issue: Review into COVID outbreaks in age care, Managing home care through COVID-19 and emergency support for COVID-19, CHSP mandatory reporting and State and territory aged care COVID-19 information.

  • On the advice of the Chief Medical Officer and in consultation with the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee, residential aged care providers are to commence transitioning out of single site arrangements.

  • A special live webinar hosted by the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services, Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck will be held on Wednesday 3 November 2021 from 1.30pm – 2.30pm AEDT.

  • All in-home and community aged care workers in the ACT are invited to a special live webinar on Thursday 4 November from 11:00am – 12:00pm AEDT.

  • The Australian Government ‘s national in-reach clinic program for booster doses to residential aged care facilities will roll out from Monday 8 November 2021.

  • In this issue: Reforms on the development of the quality indicators, SIRS for in-home services; Food and Nutrition Reports submission, Residential Care updates on how to charge accommodation contributions, RAD support loans extended and Home Care updates.

  • In this issue: Notification of positive COVID-19 cases for aged care providers and Special COVID-19 vaccination webinars for aged care workers.

  • In this issue: Outbreak Support for VIC Aged Care Providers, COVID-19 Victorian residential aged care facilities - advice line, Support in the event of an outbreak, Aged Care Support Program Extension Grant, Support for Aged Care Workers in COVID-19, Rapid antigen test kits available, PPE

  • Since COVID-19 began, people from indigenous communities around the world have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

  • A major sporting event Legends of League was held at the end of May in rural and remote Queensland. This was the perfect opportunity for local health services to share important health information with the community.

  • COVID-19 and Influenza, also known as the flu, are not the same.

  • There have been changes to the advice on COVID-19 vaccines. The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommends the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine as the preferred vaccine for those aged 16 to 59 years.

  • “Food is one of our basic needs and underpins our physical, mental and social health and wellbeing, even social security,” (Danae Giardina, Gidgee Healing nutritionist and dietitian).

  • NAIDOC week has finished its ‘official’ events for another year, but the work still continues to ‘Heal Country!’.

  • There have been new updates to the advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisations (ATAGI) for people living in outbreak areas.

  • More than 250 children in far-north Queensland recently had free eye check-ups! They were also offered two free pairs of glasses. This is part of an initiative started by Bamaga Enterprises Limited.

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