The Commission is implementing the Stronger Standards, Better Aged Care Program to help older Australians and their carers and representatives to learn about the strengthened Aged Care Quality Standards. This fact sheet provides further information about the program which commenced in early 2023.
The Stakeholder Engagement Strategy outlines how the Commission identifies, plans, delivers, and evaluates engagement activities with external stakeholders. The Strategy drives the alignment of Commission activities to ensure engagement is meaningful and integrated.
Older Australians, particularly those that reside in residential aged care settings or in multigenerational households, are vulnerable to the ongoing risk of contracting and becoming seriously ill from COVID-19 and other highly infectious illnesses such as influenza and gastroenteritis.
As the national aged care regulator, part of the Commission’s role is to assess the performance of providers against the Aged Care Quality Standards. This fact sheet for providers explains how we apply procedural fairness to our regulatory decisions.
This document responds to questions put to the Commission at the ‘Stronger Standards, Better Aged Care’ webinar held on 20 June 2023 and the National Aged Care Providers Conference session on 9 June 2023. The information is current as at 23 August 2023.
This is an application form for individuals to apply to the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission to vary or revoke a banning order made against them.
This is an application form for individuals to apply to the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission to vary or revoke a condition of a banning order made against them.
This fact sheet provides guidance for people who access home services through the Home Care Packages Program and what you can do if your provider wants to make changes to your home service arrangement.
On 1 December 2022, the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) was extended from residential aged care to include home care and flexible aged care depvered in a home or community setting.
This fact sheet for home services care recipients explains what the SIRS is, what is expected of providers, what a SIRS reportable incident is and how to seek help if needed.
This fact sheet provides updated information for providers of aged care on effective infection prevention and control capability. This is critical to the safe, effective delivery of personal and clinical care in aged care. This is particularly the case during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
This provider fact sheet helps ensure services are doing everything possible to prevent, prepare for and reduce the impact of a COVID-19 outbreak. It features links to key resources available from the Commission, the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care and peak bodies.
The Commission recognises the known physical, psychosocial and nutritional impacts on older people if they experience extended periods of social isolation. This statement outlines what our position is on provider responsibilities relating to visitor access.
The spread of COVID-19 is increasing across the community and in residential aged care services. Of all the treatment measures available to services, rapid access to oral antivirals could make the biggest difference to consumers if they become infected with COVID-19.
This fact sheet explains the ways the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission may try to resolve your concerns and the possible outcomes.
The Commission is implementing the Stronger Standards, Better Aged Care Program to help prepare providers to be ready for the strengthened Standards. This fact sheet provides further information about the program which commenced in early 2023.
Download the guidance material for the Aged Care Quality Standards. It includes an introduction, guidance for each of the 8 Quality Standards and a glossary.
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A fact sheet for volunteer managers in aged care.
Joint letter from the Commission and the Department of Health and Aged Care to approved providers on medication management.
This fact sheet outlines your role as a provider in ensuring your staff have the necessary knowledge and skills to support residents’ daily oral health care.