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24 June 2022
Forms,

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

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

22 December 2021
Guides,

This guidance gives providers practical tips when making reports about serious incidents through the My Aged Care Provider Portal.

Cover of Reporting serious incidents Using a problem solving approach to enhance effective incident management

22 December 2021
Guides,

This guidance provides information for providers on the problem solving model supports the key elements of an effective incident management system.

Cover of Reporting serious incidents Using a problem solving approach to enhance effective incident management

18 October 2021
Fact sheet,
Poster,

You should not be treated any differently after raising a concern or making a complaint. If you are not happy with how your complaint has been managed, you can also make a complaint directly to the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.

What happens after you make a complaint poster with three icons: acknowledge investigate and respond

1 October 2021
Tool,

The Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) decision support tool helps you determine Priority 1 or Priority 2 reportable incidents.

Screenshot of Unreasonable use of force

1 October 2021
Guides,

This guidance on the Serious Incident Response Scheme is for residential aged care providers. The Scheme comes into effect on 1 April 2021.

Image of Serious Incident Response Scheme Guidelines for residential aged care providers

29 September 2021
Fact sheet,

The Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) is a new initiative to help prevent and reduce incidents of abuse and neglect in residential aged care services subsidised by the Australian Government.

What is the SIRS providers fact sheet thumbnail

7 September 2021
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:

Guidance cover

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.

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