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Single Assessment System tender now open

Organisations with the capability and capacity to deliver aged care assessments can now submit a Request for Tender for the Single Assessment System.

COVID-19 emergency leave extended for permanent aged care residents

We have extended emergency leave for permanent aged care residents for 12 months. This means residents who wish to temporarily relocate during COVID-19 outbreaks can continue to use emergency leave instead of social leave through to 31 December 2024.

Your Aged Care Update – 19 December 2023 – Issue #49

Your aged care update #49: updated Star Ratings, strengthened Quality Standards, Emergency leave extended to 31 December 2024 and more.

Your Aged Care Update – 12 December 2023 – Issue #48

Your Aged Care Update #48: Fourth Quarterly Financial Snapshot of approved aged care providers released, webinar recording: publishing provider reporting and more.

Your Aged Care Update – 5 December 2023 – Issue #47

Your Aged Care Update #47: COVID-19 Aged Care Support Program extension grant finalisation, free translating and interpreting services, AN-ACC price increased, Support at Home to be rolled out in 2 stages and more.

Your Aged Care Update – 28 November 2023 – Issue #46

Your Aged Care Update #46: COVID-19 vaccination update, seeking providers to help develop and test new staffing quality indicators, aged care worker pay rise survey and more.

Your Aged Care Update – 21 November 2023 – Issue #45

Your Aged Care Update #45: Alternative clinical care arrangements for when a Registered Nurse is not on-site; Free Maggie Beer Foundation food satisfaction questionnaire; National Nursing Workforce Strategy consultation and more.

Your Aged Care Update – 14 November 2023 – Issue #44

Your Aged Care Update #44: Draft Aged Care data and digital strategy consultation closing soon, webinar: publishing provider reporting for stakeholders and the community and more.

Your Aged Care Update – 7 November 2023 – Issue #43

Your Aged Care Update #43: Results of the consultation on the draft aged care funding principles, the release of the draft Aged Care Data and Digital Strategy for public consultation, preparing for the bushfire season and more.

Your Aged Care Update – 31 October 2023 – Issue #42

Your Aged Care Update #42: Star Ratings provider preview temporarily paused, New COVID-19 supplement support and more.

Your Aged Care Update – 24 October 2023 – Issue #41

Your Aged Care Update #41: Aged Care fees review system temporarily offline, reform survey closing soon, new digital transformation Tech Talk and more.

Your Aged Care Update – 17 October 2023 – Issue #40

Your Aged Care update #40: Updated reform roadmap; Reports due in the coming days, Clinical placements for nurses and more.

Aged care design ideas competition now open

The Reimagining Where We Live design ideas competition is now open for architects and designers to design an innovative aged care home and showcase what can be achieved with the Australian Government’s new Design Principles and Guidelines for aged care homes.

Aged Care Alert – Star Ratings: Provider preview has commenced

From today residential aged care providers can preview their updated Star Ratings on the Government Provider Management System (GPMS).

Your Aged Care Update – 10 October 2023 – Issue #39

Your Aged Care Update #39: Age care sector survey open; New process for palliative care entry and more.

Your Aged Care Update – 3 October 2023 – Issue #38

Your Aged Care Update #38: Aged Care reports due soon, what you need to know about end of life and palliative care, hiring mature aged workers and more.

Your Aged Care Update – 26 September 2023 – Issue #37

Your Aged Care Update #37: Webinar: Quarterly Financial Reporting - what's changed, changes to governing body membership requirements and more.

Your Aged Care Update – 19 September 2023 – Issue #36

Your Aged Care Update #36: Residential aged care pricing activities – access for the Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority and more.

Your Aged Care update – 12 September 2023 – Issue #35

Your Aged Care Update #35: Provider operations reporting due 31 October, Webinar: Provider Governance reforms and more.

Aged Care Alert – ATAGI update: Additional 2023 COVID-19 vaccination dose

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has updated their advice for the COVID-19 booster dose.

Your Aged Care Update – 5 September 2023 – Issue #34

Your Aged Care Update #34: Residential aged care pricing activities – access for the Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority and more.

Aged Care Alert - July 2023 indexation: Updated Schedules, quarterly review and change to Maximum Permissible Interest Rate

This aged care alert includes updates for schedules, quarterly review and change to Maximum Permissible Interest Rates.

Letter to aged care providers on COVID-19 booster dose vaccination

The Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health and Aged Care, Professor Paul Kelly together with the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, Janet Anderson, have issued a joint letter to aged care providers on the importance of the 2023 COVID-19 booster dose.

Your Aged Care Update – 11 April 2023 – Issue #13

Your Aged Care Update #13: Star Ratings provider previews, volunteer training survey, latest HCP data report, and more.

Aged Care Alert – New Government Provider Management System (GPMS) for residential aged care providers

The Government Provider Management System (GPMS) was launched on the 3 April. This is a new IT system part of the Aged Care Digital Transformation initiative.
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