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Read the transcript of the Professor Brendan Murphy's media conference about the novel coronavirus outbreak in China, Thailand, South Korea and Japan.
We are consulting the public on the draft roadmap for the Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission. You can make a submission until 17 February 2020. Feedback from the Australian public will help the Government refine its strategy and prioritise funding for critical dementia and aged care research.
All current website content for the aged care sector will move to our new site – health.gov.au – late on 22 January 2020. My Aged Care remains our primary source of information for consumers.
With thick clouds of hazardous smoke affecting large parts of Australia, an expert from the Australian National University (ANU) has released freely accessible new fact sheets on how to best protect yourself and your family.
The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care (NATSIFAC) Program 2019–2020 Bi-Annual One-off Grant Opportunity – Second Approach is a targeted, competitive application process.
The Government has announced $5 million from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) for research to study the medium-term health effects of the recent bushfires.
The Australian Government has committed to ongoing support of men’s sheds as part of the National Men’s Health Strategy 2020–2030. A new grant round to fund tools, events and equipment will open in February 2020.
More mental health support services will be provided to firefighters, emergency personnel, individuals and communities impacted by the ongoing bushfire disaster.
Temporary changes to the PBS will mean people affected by the current bushfires can receive subsidised medicines when a doctor’s prescription is not immediately available.
The department advises residential care providers that where a residential aged care facility is operating as an approved provider and taking people into aged care respite, the provider can apply for emergency approval under Section 22-5(2) of the Aged Care Act 1997.
A request for tender is now open seeking a training strategy for assessors under the proposed Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC) funding model.
Many areas of Australia are currently affected by bushfires and smoke. Find out how to manage the health effects of bushfire smoke and where to find local information.