A new learning resource for providers, featuring case study insights from unexplained absence from care incidents reported to the Commission is now available.
We hosted a webinar on 30 August 2021 that revisited some foundation steps providers of residential aged care can take to be ready for a COVID-19 outbreak. We also discussed the changing context of COVID in 2021.
Key changes to accreditation and re-accreditation under the new Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018 and Rules.
This guide is intended to assist organisations and their key personnel to complete an application for approval to provide aged care.
This fact sheet series is related to Key changes under the new Commission Act and Rules.
The changes surrounding consent to access apply to every form of a visit to the premises of a service, whether for the purposes of re-accreditation, a quality review, a review audit or an assessment contact.
A short video aimed at aged care providers to support them to prepare and take action to meet the new Aged Care Quality Standards.
This resource is not available to order.
This provider template is for recording information for consumers receiving psychotropic medications.
A short video for aged care consumers, their families and representatives explaining the new Aged Care Quality Standards (Quality Standards) that began on 1 July 2019. Watch the video to see what the new Quality Standards mean in practice for you.
Note: This resource is not available for hard copy order.
A fact sheet outlining the key changes impacting providers under the new Commission Rules, relating to the Aged Care Quality Standards (Quality Standards).
Practical guidance to support COVID-19 outbreak management planning and preparation in residential aged care facilities
This video is to give consumers, their representatives and families an overview of various aspects of the Strengthening Provider Governance reform. It describes the new governance responsibilities for all providers.
The Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) decision support tool helps you determine Priority 1 or Priority 2 reportable incidents.
As a volunteer you are part of the aged care workforce and play a key part in supporting older Australians.
Approved providers have specific responsibilities under the Aged Care Act 1997 (the Aged Care Act) and the Principles relating to the use of any restrictive practice in residential aged care and short-term restorative care in a residential care setting.
From 1 July 2023, residential aged care facilities across Australia must have a registered nurse (RN) onsite and on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (24/7 RN responsibility) unless they have an exemption. This fact sheet provides information on alternative care arrangements to meet this requirement.
Download the Charter of Aged Care Rights Template for Signing for aged care service providers and their consumers on 1 July 2019. Available in PDF and DOCX.
This resource is available in 18 translated languages including: Arabic, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Croatian, Dutch, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
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.