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Published: Jul 31, 2015

Information for Aged Care Providers – Issue 22

DSS has released a new edition of its ‘Information for Aged Care Providers’ newsletter.

Information for Aged Care Providers – Issue 22 – 31-July-2015 (.pdf)

Published: Jul 27, 2015

Demand vs. Supply: The Aged Care Puzzle

Australian social researchers McCrindle have looked at the Aged Care Industry in a recent report.

“In the next 30 years Australia will see an unprecedented rate of growth of the over 85s in our nation. In 2044 there will be 1.2 million more people aged over 85 than there are today, and the average older Australian will live 5 years longer than today which equates to adding 6 million more years of care just for the increased number of over 85s and just to manage their increased life expectancy.”

You can read the full report here:

Demand vs. Supply: The Aged Care Puzzle (.pdf)

You can see their infographic here:

Demand vs. Supply: The Aged Care Puzzle (Infographic – .pdf)

Published: Jul 22, 2015

Windows 10

Microsoft’s new operating system (OS), Windows 10, will be released in the coming weeks.

It’s going to be a free upgrade. The only requirements for this upgrade are that:

a) your device is compatible, and

b) you’re running genuine Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows 8.1 (Update).

It is available for a limited time: you have one year from the time Windows 10 is available to take advantage of this offer from Microsoft.

We have a preview pre-release copy installed already and are testing Manad Plus with this new OS. We don’t anticipate there being any issues but please don’t upgrade until we have added this to our supported OS list.

Read more:

Windows 10 – Q&A

Windows 10 – Specifications

Published: Jul 17, 2015

Information for Aged Care Providers – Issue 21

DSS has released a new edition of its ‘Information for Aged Care Providers’ newsletter.

Information for Aged Care Providers – Issue 21 – 17-July-2015 (.pdf)

Published: Jul 14, 2015

Updated Aged Care Complaints Scheme Guidelines

Posted on 14/07/2015 by DSS

Our updated ‘Guidelines for the Aged Care Complaints Scheme (Version 3)’, which outline how the complaints management framework operates and the procedures Scheme officers follow when we receive and resolve complaints, has been released.

The Guidelines have been updated to reflect changes to legislation, policy and procedures. This includes information about the management of complaints in relation to Flexible Care and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program (NATSIFACP) which came into the Scheme’s jurisdiction from 1 July 2015. It also includes information about the introduction of the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) which commenced on 1 July 2015 and will fall under the Scheme’s jurisdiction from 1 November 2015.

Read more:

Guidelines for the Aged Care Complaints Scheme (.pdf)

Published: Jun 29, 2015

New Aged Care Fees and Charges – 1 July 2015

DSS has released the new aged care fees and charges to take effect from 1 July 2015.

To see all the new 2015-2016 fees and charges follow the links below.

Aged Care Subsidies and Supplements New Rates of Payment from 1 July 2015 (.pdf)

Schedule of Fees and Charges for Residential and Home Care: from 1 July 2015 (.pdf)

Schedule of Fees and Charges for Pre 1 July 2014 Residents: from 1 July 2015 (.pdf)

Published: Jun 19, 2015

Information for Aged Care Providers – Issue 20

DSS has released a new edition of its ‘Information for Aged Care Providers’ newsletter.

Information for Aged Care Providers – Issue 20 – 19/06/2015 (.pdf)

Published: Jun 5, 2015

Information for Aged Care Providers – Issue 19

DSS has released a new edition of its ‘Information for Aged Care Providers’ newsletter.

Information for Aged Care Providers – Issue 19 – 05/06/2015 (.pdf)

Published: Jun 1, 2015

Quality Standard – June 2015

The Australian Aged Care Quality Agency has released the June 2015 issue of their ‘Quality Standard’ newsletter.

You can view the .pdf of the newsletter here:

Quality Standard – June 2015 (.pdf)

Published: Jun 1, 2015

2015/2016 Annual Service, Support & Upgrade Fees

The Manad Plus 2015/2016 Annual Service, Support & Upgrade Fees were sent out a few weeks ago for the coming financial year. All annual fees currently expire on the 30th June so please ensure your accounts department has processed this prior to expiry to continue receiving support from 1 July.

If you do not believe you received the invoice then please email accounts@manad.com.au to request another copy

Published: Jun 1, 2015

Windows Server 2003 Support Ending

On July 14, 2015, all support for Windows Server 2003 will come to an end.

What does end of support mean?

After July 14, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003. If you are still running Windows Server 2003 in your datacentre, you need to take steps now to plan and execute a migration strategy to protect your infrastructure.

According to estimates, there are still millions of servers running Windows Server 2003.

Windows Server 2003 support will end (link)

Published: May 21, 2015

Information for Aged Care Providers – Issue 18

DSS has released a new edition of its ‘Information for Aged Care Providers’ newsletter.

Information for Aged Care Providers – Issue 18  – 21/05/2015 (.pdf)

Published: May 19, 2015

A Guide to a Social Media Afterlife

Palliative Care Australia (PCA) has launched a guide to preserving, memorialising or deactivating online and social media accounts after the account owner has died as part of National Palliative Care Week initiatives.

Guide to a Social Media Afterlife (.pdf)

Published: May 18, 2015

Information for Aged Care Providers – Issue 17

DSS has released a new edition of its ‘Information for Aged Care Providers’ newsletter.

Information for Aged Care Providers – Issue 17 – 18/05/2015 (.pdf)

 

Published: May 15, 2015

My Aged Care Changes in 2015 Presentation

DSS have published the presentation delivered at the aged care sector briefings in March and April 2015.

This presentation covers a number of improvements to My Aged Care which are to occur on 1 July 2015, this is the power point presentation which outlines the changes.

My Aged Care Changes in 2015 Presentation (.pdf)

Published: May 15, 2015

DHS Presentation of 1 July 2015 Changes

DHS have published the presentation delivered at the aged care sector briefings in March and April 2015.

This presentation covers a number of improvements to My Aged Care which are to occur on 1 July 2015, this is the power point presentation which outlines the changes.

Department of Human Services Presentation of 1 July 2015 Changes (.pdf)

Published: May 1, 2015

Quality Standard – May 2015

The Australian Aged Care Quality Agency has released the May 2015 issue of their ‘Quality Standard’ newsletter.

You can view the .pdf of the newsletter here:

Quality Standard – May 2015 (.pdf)

Published: Apr 21, 2015

Have you Renewed your Practicing Certificate with AHPRA?

The Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority (AHPRA) is reminding registered practitioners that registration renewals are due by 31 May 2015.

Published: Apr 20, 2015

Information for Aged Care Providers – Issue 16

DSS has released a new edition of its ‘Information for Aged Care Providers’ newsletter.

Information for Aged Care Providers – Issue 16 – 20/04/2015 (.pdf)

Published: Apr 20, 2015

AMA: Restraint in the Care of People in Residential Aged Care Facilities – 2015

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has revised its Position Statement on Restraint in the Care of People in Residential Aged Care Facilities.

Restraint in the Care of People in Residential Aged Care Facilities – revised 2015 (.pdf)