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Fact sheet
Poster

The Serious Incident Response Scheme or SIRS will support your right to be treated with dignity and respect and to live your life free from neglect, violence and abuse.

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Video

We hosted the a webinar on 13 July 2021 to discuss the changes to legislation surrounding restrictive practices in aged care.

Cover slide - Restrictive practices webinar - 13 July 2021 with Commission logo

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Fact sheet

This fact sheet provides a summary of the key legislative changes from 1 July 2021 for providers under the Aged Care Act 1997 and the Quality of Care Principles 2014.

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Brochure
Guides
Handbook

We partnered with the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) to develop Medication. It’s your choice to raise awareness of the issues relating to psychotropic medicines.

It can help consumers and their representatives understand and confidently perform their role as active participants in making informed decisions (including giving or refusing consent) about medication use.

Elderly lady with face on hand, and text Medication. It's your choice brochure

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Fact sheet
Poster

In aged care, your rights are protected by the Charter of Aged Care Rights. Alongside the Charter is a new government initiative called the Serious Incident Response Scheme or SIRS. SIRS requires your home to take steps to keep you safe from harm.

SIRS – Understand your right to be safe consumer poster with three circles with steps

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Fact sheet

A fact sheet for aged care residents, their families and representatives on your rights relating to COVID-19 restrictions in residential aged care.

First page of COVID-19 restrictions in residential aged care – your rights fact sheet

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Brochure
Fact sheet
Poster

To keep you safe, the government has introduced the Serious Incident Response Scheme or SIRS. SIRS will reduce the risk of harm to people in residential aged care homes.

What is the SIRS? consumer poster with three circles with steps

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Regulatory Bulletins

RB 2021-13 From 1 July 2021, approved providers have updated and specific responsibilities under the Aged Care Act 1997 (the Aged Care Act) and the Quality of Care Principles 2014 (the Principles) relating to the use of any restrictive practice in residential aged care and short-term restorative care in a residential care setting.

Cover image of RB 2021-13, white text with a teal background and purple ribbon

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Application (app)

The Aged Care Quality Standards app supports you access the Quality Standards from your mobile device. It's free to download.

Three screenshots of the Quality Standards app - home page with Standards in a wheel, Commisson's logo and Standard 1

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Regulatory Bulletins

RB 2021-12 This Regulatory Bulletin outlines how an approved provider can apply for reconsideration of a reviewable decision under Part 8B of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018 and Part 7 of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Rules 2018.

First page of RB 2021-12 Reconsideration of reviewable decisions

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Video

In this short video, we provide an overview of the benefits of effective incident management in residential aged care settings under the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS), which commenced on 1 April 2021.

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Video

The Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) launched on 1 April 2021. The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission is helping the aged care sector to prepare for the introduction of the scheme with information and resources and is hosting a series of webinars about the scheme. This fifth webinar discussed quality aged care and the SIRS.

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Video

In this short video, we discuss reporting incidents under the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) which commenced on 1 April 2021.

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Video

In this short video, we discuss incident management in residential aged care settings under the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) which commenced on 1 April 2021.

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Fact sheet

This fact sheet provides information about the revised incident management obligations within Standard 8 for home services providing aged care.

First page of Home services: Incident management systems fact sheet

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Video

In this short video, Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner Janet Anderson provides an overview for approved residential aged care providers of the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) which commenced on 1 April 2021.

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Video

The Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) launched on 1 April 2021. The Commission is helping the aged care sector to prepare for the introduction of the scheme with information and resources and is hosting a series of webinars about the scheme. This fourth webinar discussed the role of the Commission under the SIRS.

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Fact sheet
Guides

Serious Incident Response Scheme - Residential aged care provider readiness checklist

Residential aged care providers are encouraged to work through the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) readiness checklist.

Screenshot of SIRS Readiness Checklist document

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Video

The Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) launched on 1 April 2021. The Commission is helping the aged care sector to prepare for the introduction of the scheme with information and resources and is hosting a series of webinars about the scheme. This third webinar discussed reporting incidents to the Commission under the SIRS.

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Guides

This booklet aims to give guidance on how to:

  • create an effective, resolution focused complaints system in aged care services and how to enhance existing processes
  • maintain compliance with Standard 6
  • encourage a positive, blame-free culture around complaints handling in aged care services by fostering an understanding of the complaints process and how it affects the people involved, and setting out the essential elements for the effective management of complaints within a service including skills, procedures and policies.
Better practice guide to complaints handling in aged care services front cover