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We invite RAS and ACAT assessors to participate in research into how we communicate with My Aged Care users about accessing services. If you are interested, email your name, phone number, location and position to MRU@health.gov.au by 31 January 2020.
We invite health professionals who refer clients to aged care services to participate in a 30–45 minute online forum. If you are interested, email your name, phone number, location and position to MRU@health.gov.au by 31 January 2020.
The first case of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been confirmed by Victoria Health Authorities this morning. Find out more about novel coronavirus.
A new electronic referral process allowing GPs to refer their patients to My Aged Care directly from their practice management systems is now available.
Residential aged care providers should now have collected quality indicator data for each of the three quality indicators for July, August, and September 2019.
In the 2019–20 Budget the Australian Government announced that funding for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) will be extended from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2022.
Work is underway on an impact analysis to understand potential implications of moving to an alternative model for allocating residential aged care places that encourages greater consumer choice.
The Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP has today announced the results of the 2018–19 Aged Care Approvals Round.
The Specialist Dementia Care Program (SDCP) will establish 35 units to provide specialist dementia care to people who are experiencing very severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.
Approved aged care providers have an important role to ensure care recipients continue to receive quality care during and after emergency events by being well prepared for any events that might affect services.
A new online form is available on the My Aged Care website that allows consumers, or someone acting on their behalf, to register with My Aged Care and apply for their first assessment online.
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.
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.
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.