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29 September 2021
Report,

Between November and December 2020 the Commission audited a sample of approved providers across Australia to assess their understanding of their refunding obligations and the Liquidity Standard.

Cover of Prudential campaign report

1 July 2021
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet provides information on supporting partnerships in care safely while COVID-19 remains an ongoing risk. It will assist aged care providers work with partners in care and establish new partnerships.

Image of Partnerships in care Supporting older people’s wellbeing in residential care thumbnail

About the program

The National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program (QI Program) became compulsory on 1 July 2019.

12 July 2021
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources,
Brochure,
Guides,

To support the aged care sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission is developing a range of new storyboards that are designed to illustrate key behaviours and priority issues. 

The storyboards will be particularly helpful in supporting people whose English or literacy levels may be a barrier when it comes to accessing content relating to COVID-19 and are relevant to all providers and consumers, their families and representatives across the aged care sector. 

These storyboards deal with the concept of staying safe, and cover the following topics: 

COVID-19 Staying safe storyboard image

1 July 2021
Poster,

States and Territories have established directions giving effect to the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee’s recommendation that visitors and staff (including visiting workers) should not be permitted to enter a residential aged care facility, if they have not been vaccinated against influenza (after 1st May 2020).  

Residential aged care facilities may wish to display the attached poster at entrances, to alert anyone entering the facility of these flu vaccination requirements. 

Flu vaccination poster

1 July 2021
Video,

A new educational video for service providers has been produced providing information about open disclosure for aged care providers. The resource is a collaboration between the Commission and online training services provider, Altura Learning.

Open disclosure video thumbnail picture

5 August 2021
Corporate publications,

A document detailing the Commission’s approach to delivering regulatory functions under the Aged Care Quality and Safety Act 2018, in accordance with the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Rules 2018.

Regulatory strategy 2020

23 July 2019
Fact sheet,

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission has worked with a range of stakeholders to develop resources that help aged care providers understand the key concepts of clinical governance and how they can be applied in their service.

Female doctor helping a senior man

9 August 2019
Guides,

A practical guide developed by the Working Group on Influenza Outbreaks in Residential Care Facilities on behalf of the Communicable Diseases Network of Australia. The purpose of the document is to assist residential care services and carers by providing best practice information for the prevention and management of influenza outbreaks in residential care facilities.

Cover image Guidelines for the Prevention, Control and Public Health Management of Influenza Outbreaks in Residential Care Facilities in Australia

15 July 2021
Fact sheet,

To assist aged care providers, the Commission has identified some of the very useful information and resources produced by Commonwealth and State Departments of Health.

Elderly woman sneezing