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7 October 2022
Fact sheet,

A fact sheet for aged care residents, their families and representatives on your rights relating to COVID-19 restrictions in residential aged care.

First page of COVID-19 restrictions in residential aged care – your rights fact sheet

3 October 2022
Guides,

This publication is designed to assist providers of aged care services to conduct investigations into serious incidents.

The guidance promotes best practice approaches associated with conducting an investigation and outlines steps to take when responding to actual, alleged and suspected incidents.

 

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3 October 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

28 September 2022
Guides,

Download the guidance material for the Aged Care Quality Standards. It includes an introduction, guidance each of the 8 Quality Standards and a glossary.

This resource is not available to order.

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14 September 2022
Letters,

On Wednesday 31 August, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, Ms Janet Anderson, PSM, sent a letter to approved providers regarding the national aged care reforms. 

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13 September 2022
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet helps providers understand requirements to appoint an eligible advisor when the Commission issues a Notice to Agree.

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12 September 2022
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet provides guidance to providers of aged care on an effective incident management system, the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS). The Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) is a new initiative to help prevent and reduce the risk of incidents of abuse and neglect in residential aged care services subsidised by the Australian Government.

Image of What is an effective incident management system? Serious Incident Response Scheme Factsheet

31 August 2022
Letters,

On Friday 26 August, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, Ms Janet Anderson, PSM, sent a letter to approved providers regarding the SCHADS Award.

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29 August 2022
Poster,

This poster is a guide for aged care staff about how to get the dining experience right for residents.

 

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29 August 2022
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet outlines how residential aged care staff, including cooks, chefs, food service staff and care staff, can create an enjoyable dining experience to support residents to take pleasure in, and consume, their meals.

 

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29 August 2022
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet outlines how providers can create an enjoyable dining experience for residents in aged care to support their consumption of meals, reduce risks of malnutrition and dehydration, and to meet the Aged Care Quality Standards.

 

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29 August 2022
Poster,

This poster for aged care staff sets out the 8 facts you need to know about the residents you support to:

  • ensure residents receive nutritious and appealing meals they can eat
  • notice early warning signs of decreased appetite and/or weight loss
  • act early to prevent malnutrition.

 

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29 August 2022
Poster,

This poster is a guide for aged care staff about get to know residents so you can support them to have meaningful meal time experiences.

 

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29 August 2022
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet for residential aged care providers provides a list of tips to ensure residents in aged care services enjoy their mealtime experience.

 

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9 August 2022
Fact sheet,

This Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) fact sheet covers the reporting of incidents relating to unexplained absence from care. The fact sheet has been developed for providers of residential care and flexible care in a residential aged care setting.

Document with a teal coloured header and the text Reportable incidents: Unexpected absence from care, followed by two columns of text.

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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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.

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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