Tag: COVID-19

Updated: COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for aged care workers

National Cabinet has tonight agreed to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for residential aged care workers with the first jab by mid-September 2021.

Updated: Aged care vaccinations start next week – initial locations across Australia

Around 240 residential aged care facilities among the first to receive vaccinations in the first week, commencing Monday - February 22.

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...

Dementia help sheets to navigate COVID-19 now available in 38 languages

In response to the pandemic, Dementia Australia has today released four Help Sheets that are available in 38-languages. The...

Newmarch House review finds COVID-19 ‘overwhelmed’ staff and management

Staff deployment, training and communication must be prioritised following a confirmed case of COVID-19, as well as immediate and repeated resident testing,...

Aged care homes should prepare to lose all their staff if they have COVID-19:...

Providers that have a COVID-19 outbreak should be prepared to replace all their staff within days, the Royal Commission into Aged Care...
AdvanceCarePlanningAust

A new report has recommended that advance care planning could help manage healthcare demand...

The report, Advance care planning in Australia during the COVID-19 outbreak: Now more important than ever, recommends that more advance care planning (ACP) conversations...
Nicholas Brown, Acting CEO, Aged Care Guild

Response Centres should be formed ahead of COVID-19 outbreaks: Aged Care Guild

The Aged Care Guild has called for response centres to be created in all COVID-19-impacted states to get ahead of potential outbreaks.

An open letter from the CEO of St Vincent’s Health Australia

In this guest post, Toby Hall shares his views on the role of aged care staff during the current pandemic, and the...

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