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Govt grant to improve and streamline healthcare for aged care facilities residents

The lack of coordination of care for residents in aged care facilities and other sectors of the health system has been a long-term problem for the aged care sector and was highlighted last year when 685 Australians in aged care homes died of COVID-related illness.

So… what is the latest advice on AstraZeneca?

With much speculation in the media and in the general public, following is an update on who should receive the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Updated national information on restrictions for RACF visitors

The WA Government has announced a lockdown for the Perth and the Peel regions that took effect today, at 12:01am for a minimum of four days.

Mandatory vaccinations announcement raises many questions that urgently need answering: LASA

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) says the decision to make vaccination of aged care workers mandatory reinforces the need to ensure doses are readily available and staff are supported to be vaccinated.

August 7 the day to say #Thanksforcaring for dedicated aged care employees

All Australians are being asked to take time to think about the dedicated individuals who provide care and support for our treasured older Australians and say #Thanksforcaring for their work in the lead up to and on Aged Care Employee Day (ACED) on Saturday, August 7.

Paid vaccine leave for aged care workers must be guaranteed: HSU

The Health Services Union (HSU) says the Government's plan to make vaccinations mandatory for aged care care workers will see the workforce crumble unless workers have an ironclad right to paid leave to receive the jab and recover.

Report in The Age says two thirds of aged care workers remain unvaccinated

The Age newspaper reported on Saturday that nationwide only a third of staff working in aged care homes have been vaccinated, according to figures from the federal department of health.

Zoom meeting for aged care residents and families in Greater Sydney

Seniors Rights Service and the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) are inviting older people living in residential aged care in Greater Sydney, and their families, to a Zoom meeting to ask questions about the latest COVID-19 outbreak.

Updated nationwide COVID-19 information/restrictions for aged care providers

As of June 26 until further notice, the NSW Chief Health Officer advises the following:

Single site funding support for COVID-19 impacted areas of NSW

The Australian Government says it is closely monitoring the situation in Sydney. Given the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the city, workers at residential aged care facilities in impacted areas are asked to limit their work to a single facility to reduce the risk of transmission and protect workers and residents.

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