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

New requirements to increase transparency of residential care providers’ financial performance

Media Release: 18 May 2021 The Government has announced that it will implement the Royal Commission’s recommendations to introduce more stringent reporting requirements and strengthen prudential requirements of providers. These recommendations will be implemented through a new Financial and Prudential Monitoring, Compliance and Intervention Framework, phased in over three years, to improve accountability and transparency… Continue reading New requirements to increase transparency of residential care providers’ financial performance

Improved Payment Arrangements webinar available

Press Release: 14 May 2021 On 7 May 2021 the department held a webinar about Improved Payment Arrangements for Home Care for providers and aged care peak organisations. The webinar recording is now available on the Improved Payment Arrangements webpage. The department recently updated the Provider Fact Sheet with additional information on payment in arrears. An Attachment A for this… Continue reading Improved Payment Arrangements webinar available

SIRS incident management guidance and subordinate legislation now available

Press Release: 17 March 2021 The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission has published best practice guidance on the requirements of an Incident Management System (IMS) to be implemented from 1 April 2021 as a part of the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS). These changes build on existing obligations placed on providers under the Aged… Continue reading SIRS incident management guidance and subordinate legislation now available

Continuity of Support clients CHSP Funding Change Notification

Press Release: Wednesday 10 March 2021 The department has made changes to the management of Additional Support Applications (ASAs) effective immediately for the remainder of the 2020/21 Financial Year. The Continuity of Support (CoS) Programme will no longer authorise CoS clients access to Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) funded supports in response to ASAs. CoS… Continue reading Continuity of Support clients CHSP Funding Change Notification

Invitation to participate in focus groups on a Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) for home and community aged care

Press Release: 09 March 2021 The department is exploring options to expand the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) to home and community aged care and has engaged KPMG to support this process. The SIRS currently only applies to residential aged care, effective from 1 April 2021. Stakeholder consultation process Consultations will begin with stakeholders through… Continue reading Invitation to participate in focus groups on a Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) for home and community aged care

REMINDER: National review of COVID-19 outbreaks in Australian RACFs – Online survey closing soon

Press Release: 9 March 2021 An invitation to complete the above survey was included in an announcement sent on 2 March 2021. The survey will be closing on Wednesday 17 March 2021. If you have already responded to the survey, thank you and please disregard this notice. However, if you haven’t completed the survey, please do take the… Continue reading REMINDER: National review of COVID-19 outbreaks in Australian RACFs – Online survey closing soon

Consultation for residential aged care facilities on identifying hearing health of residents

3 March 2021 This week is Hearing Awareness Week in Australia (1-7 March). The theme this year is “Don’t let hearing loss limit you”. In the 2020-21 Budget, the Australian Government invested $21.2 million over the next five years to implement key initiatives from the Roadmap for Hearing Health to improve the lives of the… Continue reading Consultation for residential aged care facilities on identifying hearing health of residents

Update: Improved Payment Arrangements Budget Measure

Press Release : Friday 20 February 2021 Transitional financial assistance for eligible home care providers Following the passage of legislation to implement phase 2 of the improved payment arrangements in home care earlier in February, grants will be available to eligible home care providers to assist with the transition to the new arrangements. In accordance… Continue reading Update: Improved Payment Arrangements Budget Measure

CHSP Digital Landing Page – Reablement Resources

Media Release: 29 January 2021 Following consultation with the aged care sector, we have designed a suite of products for Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) organisations to better understand, embed, and to practically apply wellness and reablement into CHSP service delivery practices. The Digital Landing Page provides a single point of access for CHSP organisations to locate… Continue reading CHSP Digital Landing Page – Reablement Resources

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