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Reminder – Webinar today: Update on COVID-19 in aged care
A reminder for aged care providers that the Department of Health and Aged Care is hosting a webinar on winter preparedness, with important information on COVID-19 booster doses for older people, including people living in residential aged care homes.
Aged Care Alert – Home Care Packages subsidy rate to increase from 1 July 2023 to cover the cost of increased wages
The Australian Government will increase the Home Care Packages (HCP) subsidy rate by 11.9% (including annual indexation) from 1 July 2023 to pass on the Fair Work Commission’s 15% award wage increase and ensure HCP recipients continue to receive the same level of care and services.
Your Aged Care Update issue 19, 2023
In this issue, register for a webinar about the 24/7 registered nurse responsibility for residential care, and read about new palliative care resources.
Protecting Older Australians – COVID-19 update 22 May 2023
Read the Protecting Older Australians COVID-19 update newsletter from 22 May 2023.
Your Aged Care Update issue 18, 2023
In this issue, learn about Budget measures for aged care, the new Aged Care Industry Labour Agreement and a new AN-ACC assessment pathways fact sheet.
Protecting Older Australians – COVID-19 update 8 May 2023
In this issue, read about managing COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccination booster doses, influenza vaccinations, accessing COVID-19 PCR testing through Medicare, IPC Lead Nurse training grants, PPE winter deployment, and the ACCPA Winter preparedness webinar.
Your Aged Care Update issue 17, 2023
In this issue, news about the reforms, sector news, information for home care providers and residential care providers.
Aged Care Alert – Aged Care 2023-24 Budget
The Australian Government 2023-24 Budget responds to recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
Aged Care Alert – $11.3 billion funding announced for aged care wage increase
The Australian Government is investing $11.3 billion to fund the Fair Work Commission’s decision for a 15 per cent increase to award wages.
Supporting CHSP providers – Fair Work Commission grant opportunity
We will be opening a new grant opportunity for Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) providers to apply for funding to meet the costs associated with increases in the Fair Work Commission award wage.