This video provides important information about sedative medications. It promotes quality and appropriate use of sedatives in residential aged care services in Australia, in particular antipsychotics and benzodiazepines. It also explains some of the impacts and side effects that should be considered when using these medications, and highlights the importance of informed consent.
Open disclosure is the open discussion that an aged care provider has with people receiving aged care services when something goes wrong that has harmed or had the potential to cause harm to a person receiving aged care service. With more than 1.3 million people receiving care in Australia, this is a crucial activity for providers to support continuous improvement within their service.
The resources on this page provide 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.
The Commission has developed a number of resources to help aged care consumers understand what dignity of risk is and what actions you should expect from your provider. The dignity of risk is another way of saying you have the right to live the life you choose.
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.
RB 2020-09 This Regulatory Bulletin covers the Commission’s processes and responsibilities in relation to assessment contacts with accredited services, previously accredited services and home services.
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.
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.