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On 27 March 2020, the Australian Government announced the improved payment arrangements for home care would be placed on hold due to the current situation with coronavirus (COVID-19).
Information about flexibility provisions and other Commonwealth support available, and advice for Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) Social Support Group providers.
Information about the new process for ordering PPE supplies for the aged care sector, the new eLearning module for aged care workers, visit guidelines, and mental health resources.
An update of the schedules for residential and home care fees and charges, as well as subsidies and supplements will take effect from 20 March 2020.
The Department of Health recognises the ongoing efforts of Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) service providers delivering care to older Australians at home and in communities during the COVID 19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
Providers of Commonwealth funded aged care services will temporarily be able to offer more hours to international students to ensure the care of senior and vulnerable Australians, as part of the campaign to combat the impact of coronavirus (COVID 19).
The National Cabinet today announced additional funding of $444.6 million for the aged care sector to ensure the continuity of the aged care workforce.
An online training module is available on infection control for care workers across all sectors in preparing for COVID–19.
We brought together aged care, health and infectious disease experts to discuss the role and capacity of home care providers, Community Home Support Programme providers and the assessment workforce as part of the national response to COVID-19.
This letter is from the Chief Medical Officer to aged care providers. It’s on the COVID-19 outbreak and outlines the Australian Government's current and future support for the central role aged care providers play in our national response.
This letter is for aged care providers to read and share with services. It's on the importance of infection control and health emergency planning in residential care.
Updated factsheets are available for aged care staff, residents and families with the latest advice on measures to limit the transmission of the novel coronavirus (2019 nCoV).
Time is running out if you want to participate in research into how we communicate with My Aged Care users about accessing services. Find out how you can get involved. You need to email your interest by 5pm (AEDST) Thursday 6 February 2020.