Multi-Purpose Services Program – Minor Capital Grant Opportunity Round (GO4856) – opens today

Press Release: 28 June 2021 Multi-Purpose Service (MPS) providers can now apply for a grant to undertake minor capitals projects that directly relate to the provision of residential aged care as part of the upcoming MPS Program Minor Capital Grant Opportunity. Up to $40m is available over two years starting in 2020-21. Invitation to apply… Continue reading Multi-Purpose Services Program – Minor Capital Grant Opportunity Round (GO4856) – opens today

Information for the Aged Care Sector

Media Release: 13/05/2021 Issue 2021/8 This newsletter provides important information on matters affecting the aged care sector, including aged care initiatives, programs and processes. We encourage you to share this newsletter with your colleagues and workforce, particularly your communications teams, and encourage them to subscribe for future updates. In addition to the newsletter, we also send announcements… Continue reading Information for the Aged Care Sector

Federal Budget delivers historic aged care reform

Media Release: Tuesday 11 May 2021 THE aged care sector today welcomed the Australian Government’s formal response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, which includes a record funding increase of $17.7 billion over the next four years. The Australian Aged Care Collaboration (AACC), which represents more than 1,000 providers, congratulated the… Continue reading Federal Budget delivers historic aged care reform

Protecting Older Australians: COVID-19 Update

Press Release: 7 May 2021 In this edition: What’s new: Updated NSW advice for aged care providers  Updated advice for ACT high-risk settings What to do if a person misses their second Pfizer dose Vaccinating residential aged care workers Vaccinating in-home and community aged care recipients and workers OPAN COVID-19 vaccination webinar replay Asymptomatic testing… Continue reading Protecting Older Australians: COVID-19 Update

Leading Aged Services Australia shows strong support for nurses in aged care

Media Release: 6 May 2021 This International Nurses Day (12 May 2021), Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, is supporting extra nurses in aged care and a workforce program to attract and retain nursing talent in the industry. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said the value of qualified nurses in aged care should not… Continue reading Leading Aged Services Australia shows strong support for nurses in aged care

Ita Buttrose warns proposed Medicare cut could blind 47,000 Aussies

Media Release: 5 May 2021 An additional 47,000 Australians will experience severe vision loss or blindness if the Federal Government approves a proposed cut to the Medicare rebate for sight-saving eye injections, according to data released by Ita Buttrose AC OBE on behalf of Macular Disease Foundation Australian (MDFA). The Medicare Benefit Schedule (MBS) Review… Continue reading Ita Buttrose warns proposed Medicare cut could blind 47,000 Aussies

Australians urged to move more to manage pain

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Media Release: 3 May 2021 New research reveals Australians are letting pain impact their daily life before seeking support from an allied health professional Despite referrals to pain experts occurring in less than 15% of GP consultations, two in three over 45s and one in two under 45s are reaching for medication to manage pain… Continue reading Australians urged to move more to manage pain

NATSIFAC Program – Infrastructure and Equipment 2021-2022 Grant Opportunity

Aged care providers can apply for a grant to support their delivery of aged care services. The grant is open to providers that are part of the NATSIFAC Program. The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care (NATSIFAC) Program 2021-2022 Infrastructure and Equipment Grant Opportunity is a targeted, competitive application process. A list… Continue reading NATSIFAC Program – Infrastructure and Equipment 2021-2022 Grant Opportunity

Information for the Aged Care Sector

Press Release: 15 April 2021 This newsletter provides important information on matters affecting the aged care sector, including aged care initiatives, programs and processes. We encourage you to share this newsletter with your colleagues and workforce, particularly your communications teams, and encourage them to subscribe for future updates. In addition to the newsletter, we also send announcements… Continue reading Information for the Aged Care Sector

Information for the Aged Care Sector

Press Release: Department of Health: 1 April 2021 This newsletter provides important information on matters affecting the aged care sector, including aged care initiatives, programs and processes. We encourage you to share this newsletter with your colleagues and workforce, particularly your communications teams, and encourage them to subscribe for future updates. In addition to the newsletter, we… Continue reading Information for the Aged Care Sector