June 19, 2019

Just a reminder about implementing new contracts and new Charter for Residential Aged Care and Home Care clients. The new Charter for existing Residential residents must be rolled out by 30/9/2019 and for Home Care 31/1/2019

Read more at: https://www.theweeklysource.com...

May 13, 2019

Queensland and South Australia have reported large flu outbreaks this year already. Sadly 17 people have died from the flu already this year in SA. The medical advice is to vaccinate, wash your hands/benches and cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze to minimise the...

April 23, 2019

The National Guide for Aged Care 2019/20 developed by Pro-Vision and their partners includes topics on; improving wound care, infection control, tips for communication with and supporting people with dementia and guidelines for compulsory guidelines.

Read more about thi...

April 17, 2019

The Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care (ACEBAC) at La Trobe University and designed for delivery by a nurse working in the aged care facility to recognise and report residents changes in health.  There are 8 modules in the 10 hour training program that incl...

April 4, 2019

Don't forget the new home care rules:

  • mandatory publication of prices in the home care pricing comparability Schedule (the Schedule) as well as a full price list on My Aged Care by 1 July 2019

  • keeping pricing information up-to-date and reviewing at le...

March 27, 2019

Auskey will be tired in 2020 and replaced by myGovID and Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM).

Read more about this at: https://www.ato.gov.au/Tax-professionals/Newsroom/Digital-interaction-with-us/AUSkey-replacement-coming/

and at: https://www.dta.gov.au/our-project...

March 26, 2019

The new single charter of rights has been released for federally funded aged care clients, of note:

1.  The start date is 1/7/2019

2.  All new clients must get an individually signed copy from 1/7/2019

3.  Clients must have the opportunity to also sign the document

4....

March 20, 2019

The AN-ACC assessment and funding model is based on the following six key design elements:

  • resident funding assessment to be separate from resident care planning assessments

  • funding assessment to be undertaken by external assessors capturing the information nec...

March 20, 2019

The Federal Government's increased Aged Care funding starts today. Although the government explanations talk about it as one off funding, this is spread over 18 months in the normal monthly subsidy payments while the Royal Commission runs and the new funding arrangemen...

March 15, 2019

The Department of Health and Aged Care along with the University of Wollongong have release a report on a proposed new module for Residential Aged Care Funding

Read more at:  https://agedcare.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/03_2019/rucs_report_5_funding_mode...

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