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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.

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.

Recognising our aged care volunteers

We recognise and celebrates our dedicated aged care volunteers today on International Volunteer Day.

Expansion of quality indicators in aged care

The National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program (QI Program) is expanding in residential and in-home aged care. Learn more about how we will do this.

Review of the Guiding principles for medication management in residential aged care facilities and in the community

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Carewill lead a review and update of the guiding principles for medication management in residential aged care facilities and in the community to support the safe and quality use of medicines.
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