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Published: May 2, 2022
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Aged Care Alert: Rural Locum Assistance Program (LAP) Aged Care

The Rural Locum Assistance Program (LAP) Aged Care provides staffing support services in rural and remote Australia for key personnel locum placements, which may include, but is not limited to registered nurses, enrolled nurses and facility managers.

The program helps providers to recruit aged care professionals or backfill staff on leave with suitable qualified and experienced locums.

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Aged Care Alert: Rural Locum Assistance Program (LAP) Aged Care

Rural Locum Assistance Program (LAP) Aged Care

Published: May 2, 2022
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Clinical conversations: Residential aged care and transitions of care

Please join our webinar exploring medication safety in residential aged care and transition of care.

• DATE: Wednesday 4 May 2022
• TIME: 10 AM – 12 PM
• Register

Facilitated by Safety Care Victoria’s Manager Older People, Brett Morris, this session will cover medication safety in:

Residential aged care

• Goals and activities of the Strengthening Medication Safety in long-term care initiative that was launched by ISMP Canada to help address the inquiry recommendations
• Enablers of quality improvement in long-term care settings
• Three key findings of the Ontario Long-Term Care Public Inquiry Report.

Transitions of care

• Who is at risk for preventable harm during transitions of care
• Examples of how harm occurs at transitions of care
• Three strategies for improving medication safety at transitions of care.

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Clinical conversations: Residential aged care and transitions of care

Medication safety: Residential aged care and transitions of care

Published: April 29, 2022
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Aged Care Quality Bulletin #40 – April 2022

In this edition:

• Commissioner’s message
• Quality aged care requires a partnership
• Preparing your aged care service for winter
• Incident management system essential element #3 – Record and report the incident
• NDIS registration renewal for providers supporting NDIS participants
• Enriching life through care – Board chair and CEO roundtables
• Speaker requests can now be submitted online
• New and updated Commission resources

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Aged Care Quality Bulletin #40 – April 2022

Published: April 22, 2022
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Protecting Older Australians: COVID-19 Update – 22 April 2022

In this edition:

• Recording available – Winter Preparedness Webinar
• New resources – COVID-19 Winter dose program in residential aged care
• REMINDER: Webinar on Upcoming Changes to Provider Reporting on Resident and Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination
• Support for Aged Care Workers in COVID-19 Grant Opportunity
• Victorian Department of Health – Use of Air Scrubbers

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Protecting Older Australians: COVID-19 Update – 22 April 2022

Published: April 20, 2022
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Your Aged Care Update Newsletter – Issue #2022/07

News about the reforms:

• Updates on AN-ACC funding reform
• Have your say: employment models in aged care
• New Governing for Reform in Aged Care Program

Other news:

• Webinar: Making a difference in dementia care
• Reminder: Have your say on aged care research priorities
• Translating and interpreting services available for aged care providers and care recipients
• Open Arms support services for veterans

For residential care providers:

• DUE 21 April: Submit your next Food and Nutrition report
• Information for providers using Services Australia’s Aged Care Online web services

For home care providers:

• Growing the home care workforce
• Changes to My Aged Care: Pricing information

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Your Aged Care Update newsletter – Issue #2022/07 (.pdf)

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