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17 December 2021
Video,

The Older Persons Advocacy Network has produced a video - Medication: It’s your choice, to give consumers an overview of the potential side effects of some medications and their right to make informed decisions about what medications they take.

Image of OPAN video - Medication: It's your choice

9 December 2021
Brochure,

Information for consumers of aged care services, their families, carers and representatives about the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.

This resource is available in 25 different languages.

Elderly woman with her dog in the park on a sunny day

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.

Cover Image of Aged Care Quality Standards Self-Assessment Tool

8 October 2021
Video,

Listen to Hazel Hawke’s daughter Sue Pieters-Hawke talk in this short video about the effect that reducing her mother’s medication had on her quality of life.

Sue Pieters-Hawke talking

29 September 2021
Report,

Between November and December 2020 the Commission audited a sample of approved providers across Australia to assess their understanding of their refunding obligations and the Liquidity Standard.

Cover of Prudential campaign report

30 August 2021
Fact sheet,

Part of a fact sheet series related to Key changes under the new Commission Act and Rules

As part of the application for accreditation and re-accreditation, applicants must include ‘any other information or documents specified by the Commissioner’. This replaces the previous requirement for submission of self-assessment information. The new requirement covers self-assessment material as well as any other information or documents specified by the Commissioner.

Request for specified information key changes fact sheet image

30 August 2021
Fact sheet,

Part of a fact sheet series related to Key changes under the new Commission Act and Rules

quality review key changes fact sheet image

30 August 2021
Fact sheet,

Key changes to accreditation and re-accreditation under the new Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018 and Rules.

cover image of accreditation and re-accreditation key changes fact sheet

24 August 2021
Webinar,

On Thursday 6 August 2020, the Commission held a webinar for NSW/QLD-based providers of residential aged care services to share insights from the Commission’s work in monitoring and supporting services to prepare for and respond to an outbreak.

6 August webinar screengrab

24 August 2021
Webinar,

On Thursday 10 December 2020, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner Janet Anderson hosted a webinar on the recently released new outbreak management planning in aged care guide for aged care providers.

Image of Outbreak Management Planning in Aged Care webinar thumbnail

24 August 2021
Webinar,

The Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) launched on 1 April 2021. The Commission is helping the aged care sector to prepare for the introduction of the scheme with information and resources and is hosting a series of webinars about the scheme. This fourth webinar discussed the role of the Commission under the SIRS.

SIRS webinar #4 thumbnail image

24 August 2021
Webinar,

The Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) launched on 1 April 2021. The Commission is helping the aged care sector to prepare for the introduction of the scheme with information and resources and is hosting a series of webinars about the scheme. This third webinar discussed reporting incidents to the Commission under the SIRS.

SIRS webinar #3 screen shot

24 August 2021
Webinar,

The Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) launched on 1 April 2021. The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission is helping the aged care sector to prepare for the introduction of the scheme with information and resources and is hosting a series of webinars about the scheme. This second webinar discussed the importance of an effective Incident Management System under the SIRS.

screenshot from the second Serious Incident Response Scheme webinar

24 August 2021
Webinar,

The Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) launched on 1 April 2021. The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission is helping the aged care sector to prepare for the introduction of the scheme with information and resources and is hosting a series of webinars about the scheme. This first webinar provides an introduction to SIRS and the importance of incident management systems.

Image of Aged care Commissioner Janet Anderson speaking at the The Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) webinar #1 - 25 February 2021

24 August 2021
Webinar,

The Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) launched on 1 April 2021. The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission is helping the aged care sector to prepare for the introduction of the scheme with information and resources and is hosting a series of webinars about the scheme. This fifth webinar discussed quality aged care and the SIRS.

SIRS webinar #5 thumbnail image

23 August 2021
Fact sheet,

These scenarios cover a range of examples to help providers understand issues around the use of restrictive practices. They are intended to be illustrative only, and should not be relied upon as authority.

Cover of the Restrictive practices scenarios booklet

23 August 2021
Regulatory Bulletins,

RB 2019-05 This Regulatory Bulletin outlines the assessment methodology used by quality assessors when undertaking performance assessments under the Aged Care Quality Standards. It describes the Commission’s systematic approach to assessment of provider performance as a key element of its regulatory practice.

Cover image of the Commission's regulatory bulletin issue 2019-5

16 August 2021
Fact sheet,

Transitional provisions allow the Commissioner to continue with regulatory activities that had started prior to commencement of the rules. This includes applications for re-accreditation, quality reviews and monitoring processes.

transitional arrangements fact sheet image

16 August 2021
Fact sheet,

Part of a fact sheet series related to Key changes under the new Commission Act and Rules

Review audit processes were changed from 1 January 2019 to align more closely to site audit arrangements and requirements. This assists approved providers by having consistency of regulatory process for residential services. From 1 July 2019 review audits are conducted to assess a provider’s performance against the Aged Care Quality Standards (Quality Standards).

review audits key changes fact sheet image

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