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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.
Australia's National Immunisation Strategy for 2019 to 2024 has now been released. The strategy includes eight strategic priority areas for action to complement and strengthen the NIP.
The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program 2018–2019 Bi-Annual Grant Opportunity, a targeted, competitive application process, is now open.
Prudential legislation and regulations set the requirements on residential aged care providers for the management of refundable accommodation deposits (RADs) they receive from residents.
The Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP has announced the allocation of 775 new Short-Term Restorative Care places worth an estimated $58 million per year.
In line with your funding agreement obligations, Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) data for the period of 1/7/18 to 31/12/18 must be entered into the Data Exchange by 30 January 2019. You cannot enter data for this reporting period after this date as the Data Exchange will be closed.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is available for free to young Australians through the National Immunisation Program (NIP).
The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care (NATSIFAC) Program 2018-2019 Residential Care Expansion Round, a targeted, competitive application process, is now open.
Phase 3 of the Childhood Immunisation Education Campaign – Get the Facts (the Campaign) has launched to encourage Australian parents and carers to get their kids vaccinated.
The Diversity Sub-group of the Aged Care Sector Committee has started work on an action plan under the Aged Care Diversity Framework to help the aged care sector support older people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness (the Homelessness Action Plan).
On 17 January 2019, the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP announced $15 million in funding for existing Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) providers delivering home modifications services.
The Australian Government is extending childhood immunisation arrangements for family assistance payments to increase immunisation rates of children residing in Australia.
A public consultation is currently open on proposed changes to the recommended use of pertussis vaccines in pregnant women in the Australian Immunisation Handbook.