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This fact sheet outlines your role as a provider in ensuring your staff have the necessary knowledge and skills to support residents’ daily oral health care.

 

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Recognising and responding to signs of mouth and tooth pain in residential aged care A3 poster.

 

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This document responds to questions put to the Commission at the ‘Aged care sector reforms – current status and what’s next?’ webinar held on 15 December 2022. The information is current as at 15 May 2023.

 

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Supporting a resident’s choice to accept risks can help them to live the life they choose. The Aged Care Charter of Rights states that residents must be enabled to make choices, including where those choices involve personal risk.

 

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It is important that residential aged care staff support residents to make choices about their food, drink and dining.

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This A3 poster can be used by aged care facilities during an outbreak. It explains the key things for partners in care to remember when visiting an aged care home during an outbreak.

 

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This A4 resource explains the key things for partners in care to remember when visiting an aged care home during an outbreak.

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You need to wear an appropriate mask in aged care homes to prevent the spread of germs including viruses that cause colds, flu and COVID-19. Learn how to put your P2 or N95 mask on and fit check in this short video.

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Hand hygiene is about cleaning your hands. It is an important part of how you protect yourself from getting sick and it helps to keep you and the person you care for safe. Learn how to clean your hands with handwashing through this short video.

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This report outlines the key findings of the analysis of the food and dining experience surveys conducted by Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) with residents of residential aged care services across Australia.

  

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Letter from the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, Janet Anderson PSM to all approved providers of residential aged care services on registered nurse cover and care minutes. 

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In this regulatory bulletin, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (Commission) discusses the workforce-related responsibilities of approved providers, including the additional responsibilities for 24/7 registered nurse coverage and care minutes that are being introduced from 1 July and 1 October 2023 respectively for approved providers of residential aged care. The bulletin explains how the Commission will regulate these responsibilities.

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This resource outlines our vision to be a world-class regulator as we strengthen our capability, effectiveness and accountability.

 

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Any approved provider that holds at least one refundable deposit must meet the requirements of the 4 Prudential Standards. 

This information sheet explains the Records Standard.

 

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This aged care financial reports calendar details due dates and auditing requirements for 2023 reports.

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Any approved provider that holds at least one refundable deposit must meet the requirements of the 4 Prudential Standards. 

This quick reference poster gives an overview of all 4 Prudential Standards.

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The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, Janet Anderson, PSM, together with the Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health and Aged Care, Professor Paul Kelly issued a joint letter to aged care providers to provide advice in preparing a service for the upcoming Easter holiday period and the approaching winter season.

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This fact sheet provides an overview of texture modified food and drinks and the steps involved, including the correct preparation and considerations, to ensure the look, smell and taste best meets the need of residents.

 

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This webinar explored the early lessons and emerging trends since the extension of the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) to home services on 1 December 2022. The discussion focused on the importance of quality reporting and shared insights learned since 1 December 2022.
 

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This fact sheet provides an overview of how you can support people with swallowing difficulties, also known as dysphagia, to have safe and enjoyable mealtimes in aged care.

This includes recognising and responding to signs of swallowing difficulties, referring for assessment, implementing a mealtime support plan and consulting with the resident about all aspects of their food, drink and required support. 

 

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