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Updated
19 January 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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Updated
17 January 2022
Fact sheet,

This provider fact sheet explains their responsibilities regarding the management of new consumers who require restrictive practices or have started them before entering the service.

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7 January 2022
Report,

This report describes the key themes and findings from online surveys of aged care consumers and aged care providers, regarding best practice models for engagement between consumers and providers.

Consumer engagement in aged care - Survey report cover pic

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.

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5 January 2022
Brochure,
Guides,
Handbook,
Video,

We partnered with the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) to develop 'Medication – It’s your choice' to raise awareness of the issues relating to psychotropic medicines.

Elderly lady with face on hand, and text Medication. It's your choice brochure

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.

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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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22 December 2021
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet for providers summarises key learnings and observations from more than 350 COVID-19 outbreaks at residential aged care services across Australia in 2021.

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20 December 2021
Presentations,

Associate Professor Juanita Breen's presentation on her review of medication-related complaints received by the Commission in 2019-20.

Introduction slide of Medication-related complaints in residential aged care, elderly lady in wheel chair being pushed by a younger lady

20 December 2021
Tool,
Presentations,

This presentation is an educational tool is part of the Commission’s resource bundle to improve antibiotic use for urinary tract infections in aged care services.

First slide of To Dip or Not To Dip case-based education presentation with dip stick and container with coloured squares

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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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.

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14 December 2021
Letters,

On Wednesday 1 December 2021, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, Ms Janet Anderson, PSM, sent a letter to residential approved providers on advanced planning and preparation for emergency events.

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22 November 2021
Fact sheet,

The World Health Organisation has declared the coronavirus is a pandemic. The Department of Health has prepared fact sheets, including for aged care staff, residents and families to assist in control of the spread of COVID19. It is strongly recommended that you read these fact sheets and revisit them every day or two because they will be updated as new information becomes available.

19 November 2021
Regulatory Bulletins,

The Department of Health’s aged care regulatory functions have been transferred to the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner from 1 January 2020, giving the Commission new powers for monitoring and enforcing compliance under the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018 and Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Rules 2018.

Cover image Regulatory Bulletin PDF

18 November 2021
Tool,

These clinical forms are part of the 'Clinical Pathway for older people in aged care homes: suspected urinary tract infections (UTIs)'.

Form with multiple tables and boxes

18 November 2021
Regulatory Bulletins,

RB 2021-15 This Regulatory Bulletin outlines the requirements for providers to have continuous improvement systems and processes that assess, monitor, and improve the quality and safety of care and services.

For more information, visit the Regulatory Bulletin page

Cover image - RB 2021-14 Change in service ownership

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.

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