The Dementia practice health check is underpinned by the Aged Care Quality Standards and the 2019 Dementia Australia Consumer Summit recommendations. These recommendations reflect what is important for consumers in dementia care.
Eligible approved providers of residential aged care services will be able to apply for funding support under the Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) Support Loan Program from 1 July 2021 to 30 September 2021.
In its first six weeks, the government’s aged care incident reporting scheme received notification of 778 cases of unreasonable use of force, 448 instances of neglect, 192 cases of unexpected death, and nearly 150 cases of inappropriate sexual conduct.
Announced at the 2021 Federal Budget, the Morrison Government committed $17.7 billion over five years ($3.45 billion per year) to repair the aged care industry. This billion dollar investment into the sector is only the beginning and now the real fight begins to see how the troubled sector lifts its standards after the royal commission found it was failing residents and their families.
Employers are now obliged to give casual employees a copy of the 'Casual Employment Information Statement' available at fairwork.gov.au, much like you already do with the Fair Work Information Statement.
From our Chief Executive Officer - 2021 the year of flux. Now more than ever, services need to adapt consumer-focussed practices to better support its consumers and really understand what they want and need.
Getting through Easter during a global pandemic. Wishing you all a very happy, safe and festive Easter break.
Reminder: IPC lead training and reporting. Residential aged care facilities (including MPS and NATSIFACP services) are required to have Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) leads in each residential aged care facility.