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10 August 2022
Guides,

This diagram sets out the steps providers should take when a reportable incident occurs in an aged care service.

Diagram showing the workflow of the steps to take when an incident occurs in an aged care service

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.

19 July 2022
Guides,

These guidelines describe provider responsibilities in relation to the SIRS, including requirements relating to incident management and making a notification to the Commission.

Cover of SIRS guidelines for residential aged care providers with a teal background and title in white text

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.

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

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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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 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.

4 March 2022
Letters,

On Friday 4 March 2022, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, Janet Anderson, PSM, sent a letter to QLD and NSW home service providers regarding consumer care during flood events.

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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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.

28 January 2022
Forms,
Guides,

This provider template is for recording information for consumers receiving psychotropic medications.

Cover image for Psychotropic medications self-assessment tool

28 January 2022
Fact sheet,
Guides,

This provider frequently asked questions responds to questions to the Commission about use of the psychotropic self-assessment tool in residential aged care services.

Cover of Psychotropic self-assessment tool – frequently asked questions

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.

Consumer engagement in aged care - Literature review cover pic

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.

Working with aged care consumers cover pic

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

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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20 December 2021
Letters,

On Monday 20 December 2021, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, Ms Janet Anderson, PSM, sent a letter to providers inviting them to register their interest with the new Governing for Reform in Aged Care program.

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