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10 January 2023

This paper presents a high-level overview of contemporary evidence regarding food services in residential aged care settings.

Cover page - Residential aged care food services discussion paper with two women at a table enjoying a meal

6 January 2023
Guides,

This guidance document is intended to assist approved providers in the correct completion of a Notification Form.

Notification form - change to material suitability guide thumbnail

22 December 2022
Fact sheet,

The case studies for approved providers and their workers have been designed to inform and educate the workforce about the 8 elements of the Code of Conduct for Aged Care (the Code). A range of case studies provide examples both consistent and inconsistent with the Code.

 

 

First page of the Code of Conduct for Aged Care – case studies for workers and providers fact sheet

22 December 2022
Fact sheet,

The case studies for consumers have been designed to inform consumers and their families about the new Code of Conduct for Aged Care (the Code). The resource explores the 8 elements of the Code, listing some examples of expected behaviour for each element, as well as a case study example.

 

First page of the Code of Conduct for Aged Care – case studies for consumers fact sheet including an image of an elderly man with a carer

22 December 2022
Guides,

This checklist highlights the suite of support materials available to assist approved providers to understand their obligations under the Code of Conduct for Aged Care (the Code).

 

Code of Conduct for Aged Care – approved provider readiness checklist thumbnail

22 December 2022
Fact sheet,

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.

 

First page of the How prepared are you for a COVID-19 outbreak fact sheet with a block of turquoise colour at the top and two-column text.

22 December 2022
Fact sheet,

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.

 

Cover of Infection Prevention and Control Leads: Updates for providers thumbnail

20 December 2022

This document contains a summary of all available resources for Provider Governance as at 15 December 2022

 

Provider governance Resources

20 December 2022
Corporate publications,

This document contains a summary of all available resources for Code of Conduct for Aged Care as at 15 December 2022

 

Code of Conduct for Aged Care (the Code)

20 December 2022

This document contains a summary of all available resources for SIRS as at 15 December 2022

 

SIRS Resources

20 December 2022
Presentations,

Download a PDF of the slides that were used in the 15 December 2022 webinar, Aged care sector reforms – current status and what’s next?

 

Aged care sector reforms – current status and what’s next?

20 December 2022
Language resources,
Letters,
Poster,
Cover image English poster

19 December 2022
Forms,

Complete this form to notify the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (Commission) of significant new information relating to a Priority 1 reportable incident under section 15NH(1) of the Quality of Care Principles 2014.

First page - Notice of significant new information SIRS form

19 December 2022
Forms,

Complete this form if the Commission requires you to give specified further information about a Priority 2 reportable incident under subsection 95C(2) of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Rules 2018.

notice of additional information for priority 2 incident form

19 December 2022
Forms,

Complete this form to provide the Commission with:
(a) any information required and not provided in a Priority 1 notice; and/or
​​​​​​​(b) any further information specified by the Commissioner under subsection 95C(1) of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Rules 2018.

notice of additional information priority 1 sirs in home care

19 December 2022
Forms,

Complete this form if the Commission requires you to give a final report that includes specified further information about a Priority 1 reportable incident under subsection 95E(1) of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Rules 2018.

final report on reportable incident form sirs

16 December 2022

The steps to take when an incident occurs in a home or community setting. 

Reportable incidents workflow SIRS in Home care cover page

15 December 2022
Letters,

This letter from Chief Clinical Advisor Dr Melanie Wroth reminds providers of the need to maintain vigilance and outlines factors to be taken into consideration when reviewing and updating infection control processes and COVID-19 management strategies.

 

First page of letter from ACQSC Chief Clinical Advisor - 25 November 2022

15 December 2022
Letters,

This letter from Chief Clinical Advisor Dr Melanie Wroth provides an update on the steps that your aged care provider is expected to take to keep you and other residents as safe as possible at this stage of the pandemic.

 

30 November 2022 Large print letter from Chief Clinical Advisor to Residents and Family Members

15 December 2022
Letters,

This letter from Chief Clinical Advisor Dr Melanie Wroth provides an update on the steps that your aged care provider is expected to take to keep you and other residents as safe as possible at this stage of the pandemic.

 

First page of a large print letter to Residents and Family Members from ACQSC Chief Clinical Advisor - 25 November 2022

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