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Updated
20 May 2022
Forms,

Use this Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) notice form to notify the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission of a reportable incident if the online form in the My Aged Care Provider Portal is not available.

Please note

You will not be able to perform a ‘Bulk SIRS Notice Upload’ during the entire period of the outage.

Furthermore, the ‘Bulk SIRS Notice Upload’ spreadsheet cannot be accepted via email , so please upload the spreadsheet through the My Aged Care Portal once it is functioning again.

2 May 2022
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

22 April 2022
Guides,
Poster,

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.

3 circles(purple an elderly lady with a thinking bubble which says make sure you understand the risks to you and others, orange circle with 2 ladies with speech bubbles wit the words work with you to manage those risks, yellow green circle with a speech bubble one of them has a heart and the other is a blank speech bubble and has the words respect your decision) with on a teal background .

21 April 2022
Video,

This short animation video provides a helpful explanation of what dignity of risk is and a brief overview of what you should expect from your provider.

2 ladies talking with empty chat bubbles on a light orange background

21 March 2022
Video,

This video provides a helpful explanation about what open disclosure is and what aged care consumers can expect during the process.

2 people talking an aged women and a younger man with blank conversation bubbles on a pink background

21 March 2022
Guides,
Poster,

We have developed a number of resources to help aged care consumers understand what open-disclosure is and what action you should expect from your provider when something goes wrong with your care.

4 circles on a white background with colours sky blue with the image aged person and his carer, green circle with image of a guy saying sorry, pink cicle with an image of a magnifying glass, grey circle with an image of a magnifying glass and light bulb.

16 March 2022
Fact sheet,
Poster,

If you have a concern or complaint, it is safe to raise it with your residential or home service. The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission can also help.

How to make a complaint? poster with four circles with icons

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.

an Asian man wearing a mask and sitting on a wheel chair with his wife and son who are also wearing a mask.

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.

28 February 2022
Handbook,

This example response supports the information providers need to consider when reporting  unreasonable use of force in the My Aged Care portal.

unreasonable use of force PDF document in white text over a teal background

28 February 2022
Handbook,

This example response supports the information providers need to consider when reporting unexplained absence from care in the My Aged Care portal.

SIRS notification example response unexplained absence from care PDF document in white text over teal background.

28 February 2022
Handbook,

This example response supports the information providers need to consider when reporting neglect in the My Aged Care portal.

SIRS notification example response neglect PDF document in white text over teal background.

28 February 2022
Handbook,

This example response supports the information providers need to consider when reporting inappropriate use of restrictive practices in the My Aged Care portal.

SIRS notification example response inappropriate restrictive practices PDF document in white text over teal background.

28 February 2022
Handbook,

This example response supports the information providers need to consider when reporting  unlawful sexual contact in the My Aged Care portal.

Cover image of a PDF document in white text over a teal background saying unlawful sexual contact

28 February 2022
Handbook,

This example response supports the information providers need to consider when reporting stealing or financial coercion in the My Aged Care portal.

SIRS notification example response Stealing or financial coercion PDF document in white text over teal background.

28 February 2022
Handbook,

This example response supports the information providers need to consider when reporting unexpected death in the My Aged Care portal.

SIRS notification example response Unexpected death PDF document written in white text over a teal background

28 February 2022
Handbook,

This example response supports the information providers need to consider when reporting psychological or emotional abuse in the My Aged Care portal.

SIRS notification response PDF file saying emotional and psychological abuse in white text over a teal background

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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18 February 2022
Video,

This video explains what person-centred care means and how you can work with your provider to achieve it. 

man inside a circle on top of 4 houses

18 February 2022
Guides,
Poster,

The poster and video will support you in understanding person-centred care.

Poster with: What is person centered care? in white text on a blue background. There are four circles: pink(work with you and your representatives, grey (talk with you about your preferences), yellow (risk - support you to take risks), and sky blue with an aged person.

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