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

Protecting Older Australians – COVID-19 Update

Press Release: 4th June 2021 In this edition Victorian aged care COVID-19 zoning and wayfinding advice NSW: Updated advice for residential aged care facilities and home care services ACT: Updated advice for high risk settings Grief and trauma support for the aged care sector Victorian aged care COVID-19 zoning and wayfinding advice Reminder: the Victorian… Continue reading Protecting Older Australians – COVID-19 Update

Expression of Interest: CHSP, HCP, STRC or residential aged care providers

Press Release: Thursday 3 June 2021 The Department of Health is seeking an additional 40 in-home aged care providers (CHSP, HCP, STRC) and five residential aged care providers to participate in a data study that will shape the development of the new support at home program. In November 2019, the Australian Government announced its intention to… Continue reading Expression of Interest: CHSP, HCP, STRC or residential aged care providers

COVID-19 vaccine update – 27 May 2021

Translated information on COVID-19 vaccination for in-home care workers and recipients Community and in-home aged care workers, and people aged 50 years and over receiving Commonwealth-funded in-home and community aged care, are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination. A fact sheet explaining how in-home care workers and recipients can get a COVID-19 vaccination is now available in 19… Continue reading COVID-19 vaccine update – 27 May 2021

Important letter – responsibilities of home care providers

Press Release : Wednesday 26 May 2021 The department is reminding approved home care providers of their responsibilities to the Home Care Packages (HCP) Program. A letter to home care providers can be viewed on the department’s website. The letter reminds providers of the new way home care subsidies will be paid in phase 2 of Improved… Continue reading Important letter – responsibilities of home care providers

Aged Care Provider research project

Press Release: 20 May 2021 The Australian Government’s response to the Aged Care Royal Commission will mean change for providers. The new support at home program aims to provide a seamless system of in-home aged care, to better support and match timely services to the needs of older Australians living at home and in the… Continue reading Aged Care Provider research project

Update: Support for Aged Care Workers in COVID-19 (SACWIC) grant opportunity deadlines

Media Release: 19 MAy 2021 Support for Aged Care Workers in COVID-19 (SACWIC) Grant funding is available to providers for out of pocket costs incurred for hotspot activity periods. SACWIC reimburses out of pocket costs incurred by the provider as a result of covering employee wages under single site arrangements, leave costs related to self-isolation… Continue reading Update: Support for Aged Care Workers in COVID-19 (SACWIC) grant opportunity deadlines