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A new electronic referral process allowing GPs to refer their patients to My Aged Care directly from their practice management systems is now available.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 (HCP) Program Data Report covering the period from 1 July to 30 September 2019.
The NSW Rural Fire service advise that Vulnerable Facility Managers within affected areas should take the necessary steps to prepare their sites, staff and clients for the threat of bush fire in their local area.
The Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians Richard Colbeck, announced today that thousands of new aged care places will be made available for allocation to approved providers in 2020.
The South Australian State Emergency Service has issued a Community Readiness Alert for South Australia in response to the forecast of very hot weather for the remainder of the week.
The Maximum Permissible Interest Rate (MPIR) applicable to accommodation prices and to refund periods for refundable deposit balances and accommodation bond balances will decrease from 4.98% to 4.91% for the period of 1 January 2020 to 31 March 2020.
The WA Department of Health has activated the State Hazard Plan Heatwave based on forecast temperatures for the remainder of the week, for the Perth metropolitan area. Forecasts for parts of regional WA are also unusually high for this time of year.
This webinar will update you on the development and implementation of new aged care assessment arrangements. The new arrangements aim to streamline consumer assessment for access to aged care services.