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Department of Health

RACGP calls for urgent Albanese Government action on pressing telehealth issues

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has urged the new Federal Government to address some of the issues which have surfaced since the rollout and expansion of telehealth services in Australia.

It’s time Govt provided meaningful increases to aged care supplements: home care provider

For Giovanni Siano, owner and director of home care provider Home Instead, the short-notice from Government on the indexation rate expected for subsidies covering the 2022/2023 financial year is hugely problematic. He fears that without a clear idea how much additional funding will be available, older persons receiving care, as well as the workers supporting them, will suffer as providers conservatively brace for the new financial year. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

New quality of life measurer for those in home and community-based aged care gets thumbs up

A new type of ‘Quality of Life’ assessment tool developed by Flinders University to provide contemporary and comprehensive measurement of elders' wellbeing, has been put to the test and passed with flying colours. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Partnership to transform dementia care in residential aged care

A partnership project led by the University of Sydney has received funding from the Australian Government to improve the independence, health and wellbeing of people living with dementia in residential aged care.

COVID boosters to be required for aged care workers nationwide

Booster COVID-19 doses will be mandatory for aged care workers across the country under new vaccine advice. Boosters are recommended three months after a second vaccine.

Deep-dive into the opinions of 109,000 aged care employees provides invaluable feedback

A new large-scale, longitudinal research project is providing an unprecedented insight into the perspective of aged care workers across the country.

Govt focus on aged care as sector transitions to living with COVID 19

The Federal Government says the safety and wellbeing of aged care residents and staff remains a priority, as it continues to work with states and territories and the aged care sector to transition to living with COVID 19.

Tailored Aged Care Emergency and Crisis Management Training Program 2021 for sentior leaders

The Federal Government is reminding providers that the Aged Care Emergency and Crisis Management Training Program 2021 is now available and free for all participants.

New pilot trial to provide ‘comprehensive overview of the quality and safety of care being delivered in aged care’

A national consortium including the Registry of Senior Australians, the University of Queensland and PricewaterhouseCoopers, is set to launch a nationwide pilot to trial new quality indicators in aged care, as part of the Government’s response to the final recommendations made by the aged care royal commission.

Aged care residents to begin receiving third COVID jabs from early November

Aged care residents are expected to start receiving third jabs from the second week of November if the medicines regulator and expert immunisation panel approves the move.

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