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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.

Cover of Reporting serious incidents Using a problem solving approach to enhance effective incident management

29 September 2021
Report,

Between November and December 2020 the Commission audited a sample of approved providers across Australia to assess their understanding of their refunding obligations and the Liquidity Standard.

Cover of Prudential campaign report

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

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

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.

SIRS webinar #4 thumbnail image

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.

SIRS webinar #5 thumbnail image

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

23 August 2021
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet provides an overview of the use of restrictive practices in aged care.

Cove of Overview of restrictive practices fact sheet

23 August 2021
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet provides information about consent for medication in aged care.

Cover of Consent for medication in aged care fact sheet

23 August 2021
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet covers the frequently asked questions about consent in aged care.

Cover of Frequently asked questions about consent

23 August 2021
Fact sheet,

These scenarios cover a range of examples to help providers understand issues around the use of restrictive practices. They are intended to be illustrative only, and should not be relied upon as authority.

Cover of the Restrictive practices scenarios booklet

13 July 2021
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet provides a summary of the key legislative changes from 1 July 2021 for providers under the Aged Care Act 1997 and the Quality of Care Principles 2014.

First page of guide with elderly man in wheelchair and text in two columns

9 July 2021
Video,

In this short video, Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner Janet Anderson provides an overview for approved residential aged care providers of the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) which commenced on 1 April 2021.

SIRS overview video thumbnail image

5 July 2021
Regulatory Bulletins,

RB 2021-13 From 1 July 2021, approved providers have updated and specific responsibilities under the Aged Care Act 1997 (the Aged Care Act) and the Quality of Care Principles 2014 (the Principles) relating to the use of any restrictive practice in residential aged care and short-term restorative care in a residential care setting.

Cover image of RB 2021-13, white text with a teal background and purple ribbon

1 July 2021
Fact sheet,

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. The SIRS requires residential services to have an effective incident management system or IMS.

An IMS is key to a provider’s ability to effectively identify, respond to, and mitigate the impact of an incident, and enables providers to analyse and identify risks and trends to inform preventative measures.

This fact sheet describes how incidents should be recorded in your IMS to meet your obligations under SIRS and provide safe care to your residents.

Recording incidents in an incident management system fact sheet page one image

1 July 2021
Fact sheet,
Guides,

Serious Incident Response Scheme - Residential aged care provider readiness checklist

Residential aged care providers are encouraged to work through the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) readiness checklist.

Screenshot of SIRS Readiness Checklist document

1 July 2021
Video,

In this short video, we discuss incident management in residential aged care settings under the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) which commenced on 1 April 2021.

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