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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.
Find out about new resources and information for prescribers to support care of people with dementia who live in residential aged care.
Grant opportunity guidelines and support documents are available for the extension of funding arrangements for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2022.
Since 1 July 2019, residential aged care providers have had specific responsibilities in the <em>Quality of Care Principles 2014</em> relating to the use of physical and chemical restraint. These requirements put explicit obligations on the use of restraint by residential aged care providers.
The department is seeking written submissions responding to its consultation paper on proposed measures to improve clarity around additional service fees charged in residential aged care homes by 17 December 2019.
The SA Country Fire Service is forecasting CATASTROPHIC fire danger ratings across a number of regions on Wednesday 20 November 2019. All other regions have severe or extreme ratings forecast, including the Adelaide metropolitan area.
The department is trialling a new assessment framework for residential aged care funding. The Australian National Aged Care Classification tool will soon be used to assess around 10,000 aged care residents as part of the trial.
The department is seeking participation from home care providers in a national survey about the types, volume and cost of care and services delivered as part of home care packages.
Issues relating to residential aged care providers accessing their individualised service-level QI reports (for the first quarter) are now resolved.
A State of Fire Emergency has been declared across 42 Local Government Areas in Queensland, following a period of significantly heightened fire weather conditions expected to continue into next week.
The NSW Rural Fire Service has issued fire weather advice for Tuesday 12 November 2019 with twelve areas rated as at or above SEVERE.
The department has engaged KPMG to undertake a review of the Sector Support and Development sub-program under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).
Under the terms and conditions of the CHSP grant agreement, providers must submit an annual CHSP Wellness and Reablement Report to the department.
The department has made updates to the material change form to make it clearer what information you need to provide when submitting a change, including in relation to third parties.
A new communication package is available to help healthcare providers conduct effective conversations with parents regarding childhood immunisations.
Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) providers have just over two extra weeks to upload and submit grandfathered client data into the My Aged Care provider portal.
Residential and home care service providers can now apply for free independent business advisory services to help them review their operations and provide advice on business management and financial strategies.