This fact sheet is for aged care providers and provides information on the Commission’s dedicated Food, Nutrition and Dining Hotline to receive questions, concerns and complaints about food, nutrition and dining in aged care.
A key election commitment by the ALP Federal Government was to implement price caps on administrative and management charges in the home care package program to improve pricing transparency and reduce excessive charges. Legislation has now been passed to enable this to occur.
RB 2022-16 This Regulatory Bulletin outlines the changes to administration and management charges in the Home Care Packages (HCP) Program and the requirements for approved providers as set out in the changes to aged care legislation.
The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (the Commission) undertakes a range of regulatory activities to monitor compliance and mitigate risk to aged care consumers. The Commission has incorporated spot check monitoring of infection control practice into its usual regulatory activities. You can find more information about Infection control spot checks here.
Joint letter from the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, Janet Anderson PSM and Professor Paul Kelly, Chief Medical Officer to all approved providers of residential aged care services on uptake of the COVID-19 booster.
This fact sheet for approved providers outlines the key changes on workforce-related responsibilities from 1 July 2023 regarding 24/7 registered nurse coverage and care minutes in residential aged care.
The purpose of this document is to show providers how the Quality Standards have been strengthened. This analysis is current as at 20 June 2023 and based on the draft strengthened Standards as at March 2023.
This fact sheet outlines the steps you should take to support residents to make an informed choice to eat and drink with acknowledged risk and for providers to meet their duty of care to the residents and to staff.