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In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the community is looking for reassurance that older people receiving aged care will be well looked after and will be kept safe.

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission is squarely focused on this priority. We remain on duty and determined to continue fulfilling our statutory obligations to protect the safety, health, wellbeing and quality of life of aged care consumers.

From 1 January 2020, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission is now the national end-to-end regulator of aged care services, and the primary point of contact for consumers and providers in relation to quality and safety.

The experiences of older Australians living in residential aged care have been analysed in a new report released today as a result of a partnership between the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (the Commission) and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

A statement from the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission on the release of the Royal Commission Interim Report

A statement from a spokesperson from the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission on People Care (Earle Haven) aged care facility at Nerang, QLD.

Today marks the commencement of the new national Aged Care Quality Standards which apply to all aged care settings including residential and in-home aged care services.

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.