COVID-19 Vaccination to become mandatory for Residential aged care workers

Press Release: Wednesday 30 June 2021 On Monday, National Cabinet agreed that the COVID-19 vaccination of residential aged care workers will become mandatory by mid-September 2021. Residential aged care workers must have received at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by this time. The requirement will be a condition of working in an… Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccination to become mandatory for Residential aged care workers

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

Nikki Dhawan is LASA Retirement Village Manager of the Year for 2021

Press Release : 10 June 2021 Nikki Dhawan of Western Australia has been named Leading Age Services Australia’s (LASA)Retirement Village Manager of the Year for 2021, sponsored by Mullins Lawyers. Congratulations from LASA to Nikki who manages Bethanie Warwick and Joondanna retirement villages in WA – who was chosen from four finalists. Nikki was praised… Continue reading Nikki Dhawan is LASA Retirement Village Manager of the Year for 2021

REMINDER: All providers strongly encouraged to report now on workforce COVID‑19 vaccination status

On 4 June 2021, the Australian Government announced the introduction of a new reporting tool for all approved providers of residential, in-home and community aged care services to report on the COVID-19 vaccination status of their aged care workforce. All approved providers of aged care services are strongly encouraged to start reporting now. Weekly reporting of… Continue reading REMINDER: All providers strongly encouraged to report now on workforce COVID‑19 vaccination status

Protecting Older Australians – COVID-19 Update

Press Release: Monday 7 June 2021 In this edition Single site arrangements for COVID-19 impacted areas of Greater Melbourne extended to 24 June 2021 New reporting requirements on aged care workforce COVID-19 vaccination – updated information SA – Priority vaccinations for RACFs workers ACT – Updated advice NSW – Updated advice Single site arrangements for… Continue reading Protecting Older Australians – COVID-19 Update

Focus on COVID-19 vaccination in aged care

Press Release: 4 June 2021 Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care, is calling on all governments to work with the sector to accelerate the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations in aged care. LASA CEO Sean Rooney said today’s National Cabinet decision not to mandate vaccination of aged care workers at this point… Continue reading Focus on COVID-19 vaccination in aged care

Strengthened restrictive practice requirements for residential aged care facilities

Press Release: 4 June 2021 From 1 July 2021, aged care providers must comply with strengthened legislative obligations for the use of restrictive practices. The Aged Care and Other Legislative Amendment (Royal Commission Response No.1) Bill 2021 was introduced into Parliament on 27 May 2021, and makes changes to current aged care legislation. The Quality of Care… Continue reading Strengthened restrictive practice requirements for residential aged care facilities

Protecting older Australians- COVID-19 Update

Press Release: 27 May 2021 Administration of seasonal influenza and COVID-19 vaccines Providers are asked to urgently review this letter from the Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer, Professor Paul Kelly providing the strong recommendation that residents and staff in residential aged care settings be vaccinated as quickly as possible against COVID-19, and advice provided by the Australian… Continue reading Protecting older Australians- COVID-19 Update

COVID-19: Special Update on Advice for Carers

Press Release: Thursday 27 May 2021 As of 11:59pm Thursday 27 May, Victoria will enter a 7-day lockdown. Victorians will only be allowed to leave their homes for five reasons:  Caregiving or compassionate reasons Shopping for necessary goods and services Authorised work Exercise for up to 2 hours with one other person Getting vaccinated –… Continue reading COVID-19: Special Update on Advice for Carers

ADVICE TO AGED CARE PROVIDERS IN VICTORIA, NSW AND ACT

Press Release: Tuesday 25 May 2021 VICTORIA The following advice has been provided by the Victorian Department of Health: For all Victorian residential aged care facilities the following requirements apply from 6pm, Tuesday 25 May 2021: Enhanced visitor restrictions End of life care visits Two visitors at a time Do not have to be from the same household No time… Continue reading ADVICE TO AGED CARE PROVIDERS IN VICTORIA, NSW AND ACT