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COVID-19

15 December 2022
Letters,

This letter from Chief Clinical Advisor Dr Melanie Wroth provides an update on the steps that your aged care provider is expected to take to keep you and other residents as safe as possible at this stage of the pandemic.

 

First page of a large print letter to Residents and Family Members from ACQSC Chief Clinical Advisor - 25 November 2022

15 December 2022
Letters,

This letter from Chief Clinical Advisor Dr Melanie Wroth provides an update on the steps that your aged care provider is expected to take to keep you and other residents as safe as possible at this stage of the pandemic.

 

30 November 2022 Large print letter from Chief Clinical Advisor to Residents and Family Members

15 December 2022
Letters,

This letter from Chief Clinical Advisor Dr Melanie Wroth reminds providers of the need to maintain vigilance and outlines factors to be taken into consideration when reviewing and updating infection control processes and COVID-19 management strategies.

 

First page of letter from ACQSC Chief Clinical Advisor - 25 November 2022

7 October 2022
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet includes suggested questions you can ask your provider about how prepared they are for a COVID-19 outbreak. It also includes links to a range of resources to help you feel safe, informed and connected.

Cover of Is my aged care service ready for a COVID-19 outbreak fact sheet with a teal banner and an image of an elderly woman wearing a face mask and talking to an aged care worker

7 October 2022
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet includes suggested questions you can ask your residential aged care provider about their readiness for a COVID-19 outbreak. It features links to key resources available from the Commission, the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care and peak bodies.

Fact sheet cover with heading on a purple banner and an image of an older man wearing a face mask talking to an aged care worker

5 August 2022
Fact sheet,

The spread of COVID-19 is increasing across the community and in residential aged care services. Of all the treatment measures available to services, rapid access to oral antivirals could make the biggest difference to consumers if they become infected with COVID-19.

Top half of fact sheet showing an elderly woman talking with a doctor, followed by two columns of text

20 July 2022
Letters,

On Wednesday 20 July 2022, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, Ms Janet Anderson, PSM, sent a letter to residential approved providers regarding antiviral treatments to manage COVID-19 outbreaks.

22 December 2022
Fact sheet,

This provider fact sheet helps ensure services are doing everything possible to prevent, prepare for and reduce the impact of a COVID-19 outbreak. It features links to key resources available from the Commission, the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care and peak bodies.

 

First page of the How prepared are you for a COVID-19 outbreak fact sheet with a block of turquoise colour at the top and two-column text.

4 March 2022
Fact sheet,

The Commission recognises the known physical, psychosocial and nutritional impacts on older people if they experience extended periods of social isolation. This statement outlines what our position is on provider responsibilities relating to visitor access.

an Asian man wearing a mask and sitting on a wheel chair with his wife and son who are also wearing a mask.

4 March 2022
Letters,

On Monday 28 February 2022, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner, Janet Anderson, PSM, sent a letter to approved providers on the COVID-19 vaccine boosters.


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