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Updated
7 December 2022
Guides,

This guidance provides information for providers to help them to develop and embed a best practice incident management system which enables them to respond to and manage specific incidents and near misses by assessing:

Cover - Effective incident management systems: Best practice guidance December 2022

Updated
5 December 2022
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

Updated
2 December 2022
Fact sheet,

This Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) fact sheet covers the reporting of incidents relating to unreasonable use of force. The fact sheet has been developed for providers of residential care and flexible care in a residential aged care setting.

Document with a teal coloured header and the text Reportable incidents: Unreasonable use of force , followed by two columns of text.

Updated
2 December 2022
Fact sheet,

This Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) fact sheet covers the reporting of incidents relating to unlawful sexual contact or inappropriate sexual conduct. The fact sheet has been developed for providers of residential care and flexible care in a residential aged care setting.

Document with teal header and the text SIRS reportable incidents – unlawful sexual contact or sexual conduct

Updated
2 December 2022
Fact sheet,

This Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) fact sheet covers the reporting of incidents relating to psychological or emotional abuse. The fact sheet has been developed for providers of residential care and flexible care in a residential aged care setting.

Document with a teal coloured header and the text Reportable incidents: Psychological or emotional abuse, followed by two columns of text.

Updated
2 December 2022
Fact sheet,

This Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) fact sheet covers the reporting of incidents relating to unexpected death. The fact sheet has been developed for providers of residential care and flexible care in a residential aged care setting.

Document with a teal coloured header and the text Reportable incidents: Unexpected death, followed by two columns of text.

Updated
2 December 2022
Fact sheet,

This Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) fact sheet covers the reporting of incidents relating to stealing or financial coercion by a staff member. The fact sheet has been developed for providers of residential care and flexible care in a residential aged care setting.

Document with a teal coloured header and the text Reportable incidents: Stealing or financial coercion by a staff member, followed by two columns of text.

Updated
2 December 2022
Fact sheet,

This Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) fact sheet covers the reporting of incidents relating to neglect. The fact sheet has been developed for providers of residential care and flexible care in a residential aged care setting.

Document with a teal coloured header and the text Reportable incidents: Neglect, followed by two columns of text.

Updated
2 December 2022
Fact sheet,

This Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) fact sheet covers the reporting of incidents relating to inappropriate use of restrictive practices. The fact sheet has been developed for providers of residential care and flexible care in a residential aged care setting.

Document with a teal coloured header and the text Reportable incidents: Inappropriate use of restrictive practices fact sheet, followed by two columns of text.

Updated
1 December 2022
Guides,

This guide is intended to assist organisations and their key personnel to complete an application for approval to provide aged care.

thumbnail image of Guidance for applicants seeking approval to provide aged care document

21 November 2022
Fact sheet,

This provider fact sheet explains investment management strategy, which is part of the Prudential Standards.

First page of the Prudential Standards Investment management strategy fact sheet with Prudential Standards wheel and two columns of text

9 November 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

9 November 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

9 November 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.

notice of significant new information sirs form

9 November 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

14 October 2022
Letters,

On Wednesday 31 August, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, Ms Janet Anderson, PSM, sent a letter to consumers regarding the national aged care reforms. 

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7 October 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.

7 October 2022
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet includes suggested questions you can ask your provider about how prepared they are for a COVID-19 outbreak. It also includes links to a range of resources to help you feel safe, informed and connected.

Cover of Is my aged care service ready for a COVID-19 outbreak fact sheet with a teal banner and an image of an elderly woman wearing a face mask and talking to an aged care worker

7 October 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

7 October 2022
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet outlines the financial and prudential reporting responsibilities for approved providers.

Cover of Financial and Prudential Reporting Responsibilities fact sheet with a teal heading and circular diagram showing the four Prudential Standards.

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