New Resident Entrance Protocol

COVID ALERT: New Resident Entrance Protocol – COVID-19 vaccine program for aged care

It is vital that all residential aged care services establish processes to emphasise the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19 for new residents during the admission process. Ideally new residents should have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine prior to admission. To assist, the Department has developed a protocol, the New Resident COVID-19 Vaccination Protocol, for RACF providers to support new residents to receive their COVID-19 vaccination, if supported by medical advice.

federal budget

Federal Budget – 2021 budget investment into aged care is only the beginning

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.

Today we celebrate every caring aged care employee in Australia

Today is a day to thank, honour, recognise and celebrate the hundreds of thousands of people who work in the aged care industry across Australia. Aged Care Employee Day is designed to celebrate each and every team member involved in the journey of caring for people who receive aged care services– from the nurses and care workers, to the cooks and hospitality teams, to the drivers, cleaners and laundry employees, to the volunteers, to the leisure and lifestyle officers and administration teams.