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12 July 2021
Fact sheet,

Children and their elderly relatives can still connect during COVID-19. Regular phone and video calls will help to maintain their connection as well as help prevent loneliness in aged care
residents due to the COVID-19 isolation.

Image – Connecting over the phone or video call

12 July 2021
Fact sheet,

You, your friends and family have a right to know how your residential aged care service is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have developed some common questions that you can ask your service provider during this time.

Common questions for residential aged care services fact sheet

12 July 2021
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources,
Brochure,
Guides,

To support the aged care sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission is developing a range of new storyboards that are designed to illustrate key behaviours and priority issues. 

The storyboards will be particularly helpful in supporting people whose English or literacy levels may be a barrier when it comes to accessing content relating to COVID-19 and are relevant to all providers and consumers, their families and representatives across the aged care sector. 

These storyboards deal with the concept of staying safe, and cover the following topics: 

COVID-19 Staying safe storyboard image

12 July 2021
Brochure,
Guides,

To support the aged care sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission is developing a range of new storyboards that are designed to illustrate key behaviours and priority issues.

COVID-19 storyboards image

12 July 2021
Fact sheet,
Guides,
Poster,

Are you missing some of your favourite activities? You can still do many of the social activities you enjoy, though they may be a little different.

A3 poster – How to stay active and enjoy yourself during COVID-19, white text on green background with circles for four steps enjoy yourself during COVID-19

12 July 2021
Fact sheet,
Guides,
Poster,

It’s important to stay in touch with the people you love, even if COVID-19 restrictions mean they can’t visit you as easily or as often.

A3 poster – Staying connected with the people you love during COVID-19, white text on purple background with circles for four steps

12 July 2021
Guides,
Language resources,

These translated guides will help you understand what to expect if someone has COVID-19 in your residential aged care service, including that a number of changes will take place. These changes will be made very quickly. You might be anxious when these changes take place but the aim is to keep you safe.

Image of 'What to expect guide' - cover image

12 July 2021
Guides,

COVID-19 is an infection that can be more serious for some older people. We have developed a range of resources to help consumers understand their options on staying safe, keeping in touch with loved ones and keeping fit and active.

These translated guides provide useful information on how to stay safe in a time of COVID-19.

Image of the cover of 'How to stay safe guide'

12 July 2021
Language resources,
Poster,

COVID-19 is an infection that’s more serious in some older people. You might be worried but there are ways you can connect with your loved ones while protecting yourself and others. The translated versions of this poster will show you how.

Image of the A3 Poster - 'How to stay safe from COVID-19 ' infographic

12 July 2021
Language resources,
Poster,

If someone has COVID-19 in your residential aged care service, a number of changes will take place. These changes will be made very quickly. You might be anxious when these changes take place but the aim is to keep you safe.

This poster has been translated into 15 languages to help residents understand what to expect in the time of COIVD-19.

Image of the 'What to expect translations - poster image' infographic translated into multiple languages

9 July 2021
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

9 July 2021
Video,

How to stay safe from COVID-19 video is available in 15 different languages. The video aims to help consumers understand the steps they can take to keep themselves safe during the current pandemic. 

Image of COVID-19 video translations infographic showing icons: wash your hands, vaccination injection, and an older man

9 July 2021
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

9 July 2021
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.

SIRS overview video thumbnail image

9 July 2021
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

7 July 2021
Fact sheet,
Language resources,

We can assist with your concerns about the quality of care or services you or someone else is receiving from Australian Government funded aged care providers.

This resource is available in 25 different languages including: Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

Complaints service we offer thumbnail

7 July 2021
Fact sheet,
Language resources,

Top tips for consumers when making a complaint about aged care quality or services received.

This resource is available in 25 different languages including: Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

Top tips for consumers front page

5 July 2021
Poster,

These posters have been developed to supplement the CDNA National Guidelines for the Prevention, Control and Public Health Management of COVID-19 Outbreaks in Residential Care Facilities in Australia.

The CDNA guidelines include a flow chart for managing COVID-19 in residential facilities. The posters take this flow chart and present it in a way that may be easier for facilities to see what they need to do for their particular circumstances.

COVID-19 flowchart posters

5 July 2021
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

5 July 2021
Guides,

Practical guidance to support COVID-19 outbreak management planning and preparation in residential aged care facilities

Image of Outbreak management planning in aged care guidance thumbnail