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Upcoming leadership and governance during COVID webinar for aged care providers

The Federal Department of Health and the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission are hosting a joint webinar on leadership and governance for residential aged care facilities in a COVID outbreak.

Real progress being made getting young people out of aged care facilities: update

Modest progress is being made on the push to end the phenomenon of younger persons living in residential aged care facilities, with 35 younger persons living with disability relocated from residential aged care to more appropriate accommodation, from October-December 2021. But there's much more work to be done, as BIANCA ROBERTS has discovered.

Hour-long webinar briefs RACFs on roles and time scales of ADF deployment

Leading Age Services Australia and Aged and Community Services Australia have joined forces to provide advice to residential aged care facilities regarding the deployment of Australian Defence Force personnel.

Despite Govt claims, the number of younger people living in aged care has barely dropped: special report

In November, Aged Care News reported that the common practice of utilising RACFs as accommodation for younger people had come at a terrible cost to their wellbeing. Despite Government aims to have no people under the age of 45 living in RACFs by 2022, and under the age of 65 by 2025, little - if any - progress has been made. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Nationwide COVID-prevention policies in aged care are having a devastating affect on staff and residents alike

Locking down residential aged care facilities has been seen by many providers during the pandemic as the only means of shielding residents from the incoming tidal wave of COVID-19 infections. But it's an intervention that has had serious side effects. BIANCA ROBERTS reports.

Priority access for Victorian residential aged care workers to get vaccination

Victorian-run COVID-19 vaccination clinics are prioritising access for all residential aged care workers, including volunteers engaged by aged care facilities and students on placement at residential aged care facilities.

Victoria Health update for residential aged care facilities

The Victorian Government has issued updated the restrictions for residential aged care facilities (RACFs) for metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Free webinar for aged care staff on loss and grief experienced during pandemic

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement are hosting the first in a series of four webinars designed to provide grief and loss support to those in and around the aged care sector.

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