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Aged Care Quality Standards survey: Have your say

The Australian Government Department of Health is seeking feedback on the Aged Care Quality Standards as part of its response to the...

Restraint laws restricting use “as a last resort” introduced to parliament

The first laws to implement the recommendations of Australia’s Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety have been introduced into parliament.

Providers challenged by visits and restrictions during pandemic

The complexities of managing visitors and freedoms during the COVID-19 pandemic has been highlighted by the national aged care watchdog, as Queensland...

COVID-19 restrictions and risk remain as providers reveal the lessons learned from Victorian outbreaks

All Queensland aged care services will be contacted by Australian Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission officials this week, seeking assurance they...

Has the Quality and Safety Commission contributed to COVID outbreaks in aged care?

The powers granted to the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission that allow assessors to enter any Commonwealth-funded aged care facility in...

‘Fund the person, not the system’: Call for changes to funding model

The founder of a growing Sydney group-home residential aged care organisation has called for an overhaul of the sector’s funding model to...

Flu vaccines now mandatory for residential aged care staff

Aged care providers will be required to provide influenza vaccination programs for all staff in residential aged care homes this year.

Unannounced audits to replace scheduled accreditation visits

Announced accreditation visits will be replaced with unannounced audits across Australia’s residential aged care facilities, in the first of many expected changes following the release of the aged care quality review...

Input sought on quality standards and assessment

Aged care providers are being asked to comment on proposed changes to the aged care quality standards and how they are assessed...

Expanded role for Quality Agency as RACF performance improves again

The overall performance of aged care providers increased again last year with 97.8 per cent of residential aged care facilities that underwent a full audit meeting all the expected outcomes for the accreditation standards.

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