Newsletters and alerts for the elderly care sector

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News, newsletters and alerts from 2019 are listed below. For previous announcements, see our web archives.

  • Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kelly has approved an interim framework to support safe assessment and decision-making when it comes to determining whether to impose work restrictions on residential care workers for the elderly.

  • Applications are open for the Business Improvement Fund Round 2 via GrantConnect.

  • Please continue to stay up to date with the latest information and thank you for your continued support and dedication to protecting the older Australians in your care.

  • On December 17, 2021, all Queensland LGAs were upgraded to the moderate level for the purposes of the PPE guidelines.

  • As we move on to living with COVID-19 in our community, it is essential that senior care providers take proactive steps to minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure and spread in residential care facilities to the elderly (RACF).

  • The Australian government is providing access to rapid antigen test (RAT) kits to Commonwealth-funded residential care facilities for the elderly, one-stop services and flexible National Elderly Care Program services for Aborigines and Aboriginals. Islanders of the Torres Strait in areas with a high prevalence of COVID-19.

  • The Australian Department of Health is currently spending $ 17.7 billion on elderly care reforms in collaboration with the elderly care sector. Our vision is that senior care services are accessible, of high quality, and that they care for older Australians with respect and dignity.

  • The Australian government is now offering a unique emergency support program to provide rapid antigen test (RAT) kits to residential care facilities for the elderly (RACF) in eligible local government (LGA) areas of New Zealand. -South Wales.

  • The Royal Commission on the Quality and Safety of Elderly Care has underscored the need for elderly care providers to have strong governance arrangements.

  • We continue to live with COVID-19, state borders are opening, and more people are traveling to visit loved ones. It is crucial to facilitate safe visits and open communication with residents, their families and representatives.

  • Visiting restrictions for Residential Care Facilities for the Aged (RACF) are reinstated as part of a public health directive to protect our vulnerable elderly residents living in RACF ACTs.

  • As announced on Friday 17th December, all private and public Queensland elderly care providers must follow the guidelines of the Personal Protective Equipment Guidelines in Residential Elderly Care Services and Disability Accommodation until ‘to the moderate risk category.

  • An update to the rates and fees for accommodation and home care will take effect from January 1, 2022.

  • Some elderly care providers may have encountered an error while recording COVID-19 vaccination data in the My Aged Care provider portal.

  • From January 1, 2022, COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing in Victoria as part of the elderly care program operated by Sonic Healthcare and its subsidiary pathology providers (e.g. Melbourne Pathology) will continue to operate.

  • A reminder to elderly care providers to ensure you have at least 7 days of stock of PPE and sufficient stock to handle any potential outbreak of COVID-19 over the Christmas period / New Years, when access to additional supplies may be limited.

  • Information about preparing for and checking your infection prevention and control (IPC).

  • All elderly care providers will need to submit their online and paper complaints to Services Australia as soon as possible to ensure prompt processing.

  • IPC measurements are crucial in minimizing and managing the risk of transmission. Learn how to check your CPI with these tips and checklists.

  • What’s New: ATAGI recommends COVID-19 booster five months after second dose, CHSP workforce vaccination data is now available online and more.

  • Information for all elderly care providers and care facilities to ensure their outbreak management plans are up to date to respond to a COVID-19 outbreak as we all continue to live with COVID-19 .

  • The 2022-23 CHSP Extension Grant Opportunity is expected to be posted on GrantConnect on December 13, 2021.

  • The Commonwealth’s COVID-19 booster vaccination program in elderly care facilities is well advanced.

  • Emergency Management Australia (EMA), in partnership with the Department of Health and Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission, is hosting an important information session on the seasonal outlook, risks and preparedness for residential care facilities for the elderly and flexible elderly care services.

  • From December 24, 2021 to January 3, 2022, the logistics service and provider will have a minimal workforce. During this period, there will be no regular deliveries of rapid antigen test kits to residential care facilities for the elderly.

Last update:

January 6, 2022

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