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Richard Colbeck

National webinar on aged care COVID-19 preparedness

The federal department of health is encouraging aged care providers to check and maintain their COVID-19 outbreak management preparedness as we continue to move towards ‘living with COVID’.

Govt announces $56 million to improve end of life care for Australians

The Federal Government has announced it will invest more than $56 million to improve end of life and palliative care for Australians.

National Aged Care Advocacy Program expanded to ‘support greater choice and quality safeguards’

A new funding agreement that increases funding from $52.6 million to $151.1 million over four years will significantly expand the NACAP to support greater choice and quality safeguards for senior Australians, the Federal Government said today.

Government welcomes release of nation’s aged care system overview

The Federal Government has said it welcomes the release of the overview of Australia’s age care system, the Report on the Operation of the Aged Care Act (1997). 

New national aged care advisory council established

Seventeen prominent Australians will provide expert advice on aged care issues and the implementation of the Morrison Government’s $17.7 billion reform agenda in response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

Government seeks to explain aged care restrictive practice act amendments as concerns and objections voiced

Proposed amendments to federal aged care legislation will prevent legal challenges to residential aged care facility providers implementing restrictive practices, where consent has been given prior. Aged care advocates have concerns. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Recording of webinar on COVID-19 booster vaccinations in residential aged care now available

A recording of the live webinar on the COVID-19 booster vaccination rollout in residential aged care, held on 3 November 2021, is now available on the Department’s website.

Independent aged care COVID findings to be implemented by Govt

All recommendations made as part of a review into COVID-19 outbreaks in aged care facilities will be adopted by the Federal Government.

Face-to-face consulting to make it easier for seniors to access and navigate aged care

The Federal Government is creating a one-stop-shop to make it easier for senior Australians and their families to connect to aged care services.

New Govt service to ensure aged care quality levels are up to scratch

Home and residential aged care providers will develop coordinated workforce planning approaches under a new Federal Government service aimed at ensuring quality levels of personalised care are strengthened and maintained.

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