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Influenza, also known as the flu, is a highly contagious disease that can cause severe illness for older Australians with serious complications including death. The start to this influenza season has seen a high level of influenza activity with recent statistics showing that already at least 54 Australians have died from influenza, of which 42 have been aged 65 and over. 

A new 30-minute educational video for service providers has been produced to support their efforts to ensure compliance with new Aged Care Quality Standards. This resource is a collaboration between the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission and online training services provider, Altura Learning.

The Australian Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission has appointed Dr Melanie Wroth as its first Chief Clinical Advisor.

New laws will compel all aged care providers to sign and conform to a single, strengthened Charter of Rights, under the Morrison Government’s latest aged care quality and safety reforms.

The role of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission is to protect and enhance the health, safety, well-being and quality of life for all aged care consumers.

Chemical and physical restraint in aged care homes will be better regulated, following extensive examination of this important issue over the past 18 months.

Today marks a new era for Australian aged care, with the independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission opening its doors.

A new era in Australian aged care is beginning, with legislation passing Parliament to establish the nation’s first, independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.

Today marks a significant milestone in the journey towards a better, safer aged care system, with Australia’s first aged care quality and safety Commissioner appointed to lead the new and independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.