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Read the transcript of Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Michael Kidd's interview on 9 May 2020 on 3AW Saturday night about coronavirus (COVID-19).
A Visitor Access Code to ensure a nationally consistent visitation policy to residential aged care homes during the COVID-19 crisis is now open for consultation.
Advice from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) for residential aged care facilities about minimising the impact of COVID-19.
We are consulting the public on the draft roadmap for the Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission. You can make a submission until 17 February 2020. Feedback from the Australian public will help the Government refine its strategy and prioritise funding for critical dementia and aged care research.
The Australian Government has agreed to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s request for an extension of six months to continue to hear evidence from Australians and conduct its deliberations.
The Chair of the Inquiry into the events at Earle Haven Retirement Village on 11 July 2019 has called for public submissions to inform her investigation.
The Australian Government will provide $21 million for 13 research projects that will focus on risk reduction, prevention and tracking of dementia.
The Australian Government has signed agreements with all 8 state and territory governments, Primary Health Networks and community organisations worth $229.2 million to deliver the first round of projects under the landmark $1.25 billion Community Health and Hospitals Program (CHHP)
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety welcomes input from the Australian community on aged care issues. Share your ideas on how to improve aged care and your experiences with aged care services.
A new Charter of Aged Care Rights will take effect from 1 July 2019. This will replace the 4 separate charters we have now, making aged care rights easier to understand for everyone.
From 1 July 2019, you will be able to compare clear pricing information for home care services using the My Aged Care provider finder. This will help you to work out which provider best meets your needs.