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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.
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.
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.
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.
From 1 July 2019, providers must give consumers a copy of the new Charter of Aged Care Rights signed by the provider. They must also ensure that the consumer or their representative has been given a reasonable opportunity to sign a copy of the Charter.
A training video for assessors is now available to support the introduction of the new Aged Care Quality Standards. The new Standards will apply to all Commonwealth-funded aged care services from 1 July 2019.
The Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG) is seeking your feedback on possible actions to make aged care better for people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.
The Aged Services Industry Reference Committee is overseeing development of a new qualification Certificate III in Ageing Support to ensure that workers are equipped with the skills required to work effectively in the aged care sector and provide quality care to their clients.
The department is developing a Home Care Packages Program Manual (the Manual) for approved home care providers and consumers. This is in response to feedback from the sector about wanting to have one place to find information on the Home Care Packages Program.
Restraint must only be used as a last resort. Only when providers have explored alternatives to restraint and satisfied a number of conditions, can either form of restraint be used.
As part of the 2019 Australian Government Budget package announced yesterday, 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.
An update of the schedules for residential and home care fees and charges, as well as subsidies and supplements will take effect from 20 March 2019. This is in line with changes to the basic age pension and indexation rates.
Reports of the University of Wollongong's Resource Utilisation and Classification Study (RUCS), proposing a new residential aged care funding model, are available on the department's website.
The Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP has now released the Home Care Packages Program Data Report covering the period from 1 October to 31 December 2018.