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Updated factsheets are available for aged care staff, residents and families with the latest advice on measures to limit the transmission of the novel coronavirus (2019 nCoV).
Time is running out if you want to participate in research into how we communicate with My Aged Care users about accessing services. Find out how you can get involved. You need to email your interest by 5pm (AEDST) Thursday 6 February 2020.
Time is running out if you want to participate in research into how we communicate with My Aged Care users about accessing services. Find out how you can get involved. You need to email your interest by 5pm (AEDST) Tuesday 4 February 2020.
We are extending the due date for responses to the CHSP Wellness and Reablement Report to 21 February 2020 due to the bushfire situation. Contact your Funding Arrangement Manager if your organisation is unable to respond by this new date.
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.
A new electronic referral process allowing GPs to refer their patients to My Aged Care directly from their practice management systems is now available.
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.
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.
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.