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5 August 2022
Fact sheet,

The spread of COVID-19 is increasing across the community and in residential aged care services. Of all the treatment measures available to services, rapid access to oral antivirals could make the biggest difference to consumers if they become infected with COVID-19.

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2 August 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 peak bodies.

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20 July 2022
Letters,

On Wednesday 20 July 2022, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, Ms Janet Anderson, PSM, sent a letter to residential approved providers regarding antiviral treatments to manage COVID-19 outbreaks.

1 July 2022
Guides,

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

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16 June 2022
Brochure,
Guides,

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.

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4 March 2022
Fact sheet,

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.

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4 March 2022
Letters,

On Monday 28 February 2022, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, Janet Anderson, PSM, sent a letter to approved providers on the COVID-19 vaccine boosters.

25 February 2022
Letters,

The Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services, Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck together with the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, Janet Anderson, issued a joint letter to residential aged care providers to personally encourage all aged care residents and staff to get their COVID booster vaccination.

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7 January 2022
Report,

This report describes the key themes and findings from online surveys of aged care consumers and aged care providers, regarding best practice models for engagement between consumers and providers.

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7 January 2022
Guides,

This literature review examines published peer-reviewed articles and a broader set of literature to gain an understanding of existing models of co-design that have been successfully applied in a range of sectors both in Australia and internationally, which could be applied in the Australian aged care sector.

To inform this piece of work, we have undertaken a literature review of co-design and consumer engagement.

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7 January 2022
Guides,

This resource was designed to support aged care providers to partner and engage with consumers to drive the delivery of consumer-centred care.

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22 December 2021
Letters,

On Wednesday 22 December 2021, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, Ms Janet Anderson, PSM, sent a letter to residential approved providers on being prepared for a COVID-19 outbreak.

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22 December 2021
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet for providers summarises key learnings and observations from more than 350 COVID-19 outbreaks at residential aged care services across Australia in 2021.

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16 November 2021
Forms,
Guides,

Includes Aged Care Quality Standards Self-Assessment Tool Template (available in DOCX and XLSX), as well as Guidance on Self-Assessment.

This resource is not available to order.

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11 November 2021
Regulatory Bulletins,

RB 2021-14 This Regulatory Bulletin outlines the Commission’s regulatory approach where there is a transfer in ownership of a residential aged care service from one approved provider to another.

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28 October 2021
Letters,

The Commissioner wrote to approved providers on 7 December 2020 about visitor access in a COVID-normal world

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6 September 2021
Webinar,

We hosted a webinar on 30 August 2021 that revisited some foundation steps providers of residential aged care can take to be ready for a COVID-19 outbreak. We also discussed the changing context of COVID in 2021.

Being ready for a COVID-19 outbreak webinar 30 August 2021

5 August 2021
Corporate publications,

A document detailing the Commission’s approach to delivering regulatory functions under the Aged Care Quality and Safety Act 2018, in accordance with the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Rules 2018.

Regulatory strategy 2020

27 July 2021
Forms,
Language resources,

Download the Charter of Aged Care Rights Template for Signing for aged care service providers and their consumers on 1 July 2019. Available in PDF and DOCX.

This resource is available in 18 translated languages including: Arabic, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Croatian, Dutch, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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