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A discussion paper outlining two proposed alternative models for allocating residential aged care places is now available for feedback.
On Monday 17 June 2019, the Department of Health made available the data collection template for Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) providers to record client details of their grandfathered clients who are not yet registered on My Aged Care.
An update of the schedules for residential and home care fees and charges, as well as subsidies and supplements will take effect from 1 July 2019. This is in line with changes to the age pension and indexation rates.
The Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, and Minister for Youth and Sport, Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck, has released the Home Care Packages Program Data Report covering the period from 1 January to 31 March 2019.
As part of the 2018-19 MYEFO Boosting support for older Australians measure, the Government announced a reduction in basic daily fee, with a greater reduction for those on lower packages.
Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) providers are required to complete the data collection template for all grandfathered clients who are not yet registered on My Aged Care.
The Australian Government is investing $400,000 in 4 innovative research grants to find new ways to protect people at risk of suicide and interventions to prevent suicide.
Professor Ian Frazer AC led the Australian delegation to the 2019 Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) International Convention. The delegation highlighted Australia’s strength in health and medical research.
This webinar will provide a technical overview of the National Aged Care Quality Indicator Program being mandated from 1 July 2019.
The department will use this data to set up My Aged Care client records for all unregistered Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) clients.
As part of the 2018–19 Budget, the Australian Government has provided funding to re-develop the My Aged Care website and service finders. The new website will be easier for consumers to navigate and find information about aged care services, understand the process and support consumer choice.
Aged care service providers and the assessment workforce are reminded about this week's webinar update on key aged care quality reforms being implemented from 1 July 2019.
As a Provider of Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) services, we invite you to participate in a project to help design training for CHSP service providers to successfully apply wellness and reablement.
The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) is supporting the department with raising awareness and providing education about the new Charter of Aged Care Rights which takes effect from 1 July 2019.
Influenza activity has been increasing in South Australia over recent weeks, and the number of cases is likely to keep rising as we move further into the influenza season.
The Australian Government has committed to publish quality indicator data, as part of the National Aged Care Quality Indicator Program, by the end of 2019 and also committed to consult with the aged care sector on the publication of the quality indicator data.
This webinar will provide an update on how and when to use the new aged care means assessment forms for people with straightforward financial affairs, which will shortly be available online.
This webinar will update service providers and the assessment workforce on key aged care quality reforms being implemented from 1 July 2019.
Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) funding agreements in Victoria are being extended for 12 months from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 to align Victoria with national arrangements.
The department is seeking feedback on a new funding model proposed for residential aged care and other findings and recommendations of the Resource Utilisation and Classification Study.