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Guides & Handbooks

What are psychotropic medications? 

Psychotropic medications are ‘any drug capable of affecting the mind, emotions and behaviour'

The three main classes of psychotropics prescribed are antidepressants, anxiolytic/hypnotics (mostly benzodiazepines to manage anxiety and insomnia) and antipsychotics. Other psychotropic classes include anticonvulsants and stimulants. 

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Brochures & Posters

The rights of Consumers are protected by a Charter of Aged Care Rights. Download this helpful booklet for aged care service providers and their consumers.

This resource is not available to order on the Commission's website. Hard copies of the English version of the booklet are available at no cost from National Mailing and Marketing.

Charter of Aged Care Rights cover picture

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Guides & Handbooks

An activity to raise awareness of the importance of identity culture and diversity

Design your care activity brochure - thumbnail image

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Regulatory Bulletins

This Regulatory Bulletin outlines the requirements that must be met before and during the use of restraint. It outlines how the Commission will assess the use of restraint in the context of the Aged Care Quality Standards and the Quality of Care Principles. 

snapshot of the Regulatory Bulletin - restraint

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Guides & Handbooks

This booklet provides an evidence-based approach to complaint handling in a plain English, easy-to-understand format. It highlights the role of communication in effective complaint handling and the benefits of resolving complaints within a service.

Better Practice Guide to Complaint Handling in Aged Care Services front cover

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Brochures & Posters
Guides & Handbooks

Open disclosure is the open discussion that an aged care provider has with people receiving aged care services when something goes wrong that has harmed or had the potential to cause harm to a person receiving aged care service. With more than 1.3 million people receiving care in Australia, this is a crucial activity for providers to support continuous improvement within their service.

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Forms
Guides & Handbooks

This self-assessment tool aims to help aged care service providers record how their use of chemical restraints is managed. It relates to consumers who are prescribed psychotropic medication(s) (particularly anti-psychotics and benzodiazepines), including for PRN (as needed) use.

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Forms
Language Resources

Download the Charter of Aged Care Rights Template for Signing for aged care service providers and their consumers on 1 July 2019. Available in PDF and DOC.

This resource is available in 18 translated languages including: Arabic, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Croatian, Dutch, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Cover image of Charter of Aged Care Rights Template for Signing Arabic

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Brochures & Posters

The rights of Consumers are protected by a Charter of Aged Care Rights. Download this helpful booklet for aged care service providers and their consumers.

This resource is not available to order on the Commission's website.

Charter of Aged Care Rights A5 Booklet

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Brochures & Posters

The rights of Consumers are protected by a Charter of Aged Care Rights.

This resource is not available to order on the Commission's website.

Charter of Aged Care Rights 2019 POSTER

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Brochures & Posters

Download the English Aged Care Quality Standards Consumer Outcomes A2 Poster. This resource is not available to order.

Aged Care Quality Standards A2 Infographic Poster with Consumer Outcomes

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Forms

Download the Charter of Aged Care Rights template for signing for aged care providers and their consumers from 1 July 2019. Available in PDF and DOC.

Cover Image Charter of Rights Template for Signing

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Brochures & Posters

A downloadable chatterbox template to support aged care service providers and their consumers engage with the new Aged Care Quality Standards.

This resource is not available to order.

Downloadable Chatterbox template for the Aged Care Quality Standards

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Forms
Guides & Handbooks

Includes Aged Care Quality Standards Self-Assessment Tool Template (available in word document and excel spreadsheet), as well as Guidance on Self-Assessment.

This resource is not available to order.

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Fact sheets
Guides & Handbooks

This resource is part of our Q Assist educational program on the Aged Care Quality Standards for approved providers.

Cover Image Education QAssist Getting To Know The Standards For Aged Care Staff

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Forms
Guides & Handbooks
Cover image Self-Assessment Template for Home Care Services

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Forms
Guides & Handbooks
Cover Image Self-Assessment Template for NASTI Flexible Aged Care Program Services

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Guides & Handbooks

Download the Guidance material for the Aged Care Quality Standards that come into place on 1 July 2019. Includes: Introduction, Guidance on Standards 1-8 and Glossary.

This resource is not available to order.

Cover image Standards Guidance and Resources

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Brochures & Posters
Fact sheets

This resource pack was sent to approved providers on 2nd January 2019. It contains helpful information on the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission and the services we offer.

Cover Image_ACQSA Provider Pack

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Fact sheets

Top Tips for service providers managing complaints.

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