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1 October 2021
Guides,

This guidance on the Serious Incident Response Scheme is for residential aged care providers. The Scheme comes into effect on 1 April 2021.

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29 September 2021
Fact sheet,

The Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) is a new initiative to help prevent and reduce incidents of abuse and neglect in residential aged care services subsidised by the Australian Government.

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22 September 2021
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet provides information for residential aged care providers on behaviour support plans for each consumer who requires it, as part of their care.

Cover of Behaviour support plans fact sheet with an elderly lady with pearls talking to a younger lady

8 September 2021
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet provides information on how to complete the Numbers of personnel in the service form.

Image of the first page of Numbers of personnel in the service fact sheet

7 September 2021
Guides,

This guidance provides information for providers to help them to develop and embed a best practice incident management system which enables them to respond to and manage specific incidents and near misses by assessing:

Guidance cover

6 September 2021
Webinar,

We hosted a webinar on 30 August 2021 that revisited some foundation steps providers of residential aged care can take to be ready for a COVID-19 outbreak. We also discussed the changing context of COVID in 2021.

Being ready for a COVID-19 outbreak webinar 30 August 2021

31 August 2021
Webinar,

We hosted a webinar on 23 August 2021 which covered the behaviour support planning requirements under the restrictive practices legislation.

Restrictive practices - behaviour support planning webinar 23 August 2021

30 August 2021
Fact sheet,

Part of a fact sheet series related to Key changes under the new Commission Act and Rules

As part of the application for accreditation and re-accreditation, applicants must include ‘any other information or documents specified by the Commissioner’. This replaces the previous requirement for submission of self-assessment information. The new requirement covers self-assessment material as well as any other information or documents specified by the Commissioner.

Request for specified information key changes fact sheet image

30 August 2021
Fact sheet,

Part of a fact sheet series related to Key changes under the new Commission Act and Rules

quality review key changes fact sheet image

30 August 2021
Fact sheet,

Key changes to accreditation and re-accreditation under the new Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018 and Rules.

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24 August 2021
Webinar,

Under the Aged Care Quality Standards, the organisation’s governing body is accountable for the delivery of safe and quality care and services. This includes consideration of leadership, organisational culture, consumer engagement, organisation wide governance, risk management and clinical governance.

This webinar will help you to understand your regulatory and legislative obligations.

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24 August 2021
Webinar,

On Thursday 6 August 2020, the Commission held a webinar for NSW/QLD-based providers of residential aged care services to share insights from the Commission’s work in monitoring and supporting services to prepare for and respond to an outbreak.

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24 August 2021
Webinar,

On Thursday 10 December 2020, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner Janet Anderson hosted a webinar on the recently released new outbreak management planning in aged care guide for aged care providers.

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24 August 2021
Webinar,

The Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) launched on 1 April 2021. The Commission is helping the aged care sector to prepare for the introduction of the scheme with information and resources and is hosting a series of webinars about the scheme. This fourth webinar discussed the role of the Commission under the SIRS.

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24 August 2021
Webinar,

The Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) launched on 1 April 2021. The Commission is helping the aged care sector to prepare for the introduction of the scheme with information and resources and is hosting a series of webinars about the scheme. This third webinar discussed reporting incidents to the Commission under the SIRS.

SIRS webinar #3 screen shot

24 August 2021
Webinar,

The Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) launched on 1 April 2021. The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission is helping the aged care sector to prepare for the introduction of the scheme with information and resources and is hosting a series of webinars about the scheme. This second webinar discussed the importance of an effective Incident Management System under the SIRS.

screenshot from the second Serious Incident Response Scheme webinar

24 August 2021
Webinar,

The Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) launched on 1 April 2021. The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission is helping the aged care sector to prepare for the introduction of the scheme with information and resources and is hosting a series of webinars about the scheme. This first webinar provides an introduction to SIRS and the importance of incident management systems.

Image of Aged care Commissioner Janet Anderson speaking at the The Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) webinar #1 - 25 February 2021

24 August 2021
Webinar,

The Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) launched on 1 April 2021. The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission is helping the aged care sector to prepare for the introduction of the scheme with information and resources and is hosting a series of webinars about the scheme. This fifth webinar discussed quality aged care and the SIRS.

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24 August 2021
Webinar,

We hosted the a webinar on 13 July 2021 to discuss the changes to legislation surrounding restrictive practices in aged care.

Cover slide - Restrictive practices webinar - 13 July 2021 with Commission logo

24 August 2021
Corporate publications,

The Commission has produced a glossary of common terms to aid understanding of the aged care services sector. The list is not intended to be exhaustive and is provided as general information only. 

A web version of the glossary is also available.

Glossary March 2021

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