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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)

 

Published: Apr 10, 2015

Information for Aged Care Providers – Issue 15

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

Information for Aged Care Providers – Issue 15 – 09/04/2015 (.pdf)

Published: Apr 9, 2015

Manad Plus (Version 5) Passes Integration Testing with Medicare!

We are pleased to announce that our next major release of Manad Plus (v5) has successfully passed Integration Testing with Medicare.

As you would be aware we currently have an integration with Medicare and our current Manad Plus version (v4). This now allows us to progress with the next steps and to begin rolling out our exciting new version to clients.

If you have any questions please call the Manad Plus Help Desk on 1300 62 62 32.

Published: Apr 1, 2015

Quality Standard – April 2015

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

You can view the .pdf of the newsletter here:

Quality Standard – April 2015 (.pdf)

 

Published: Apr 1, 2015

Happy Easter 2015!

From all the staff at Management Advantage we would like to wish you a safe and Happy Easter.

Both the Management Advantage Office and Manad Plus Help Desk will be closed for Good Friday (3rd April).

The Management Advantage Office will also be closed on Easter Monday (6th April), however the Manad Plus Help Desk will be open.

Published: Mar 30, 2015

Coroners Court NSW Inquest – Quakers Hill Nursing Home

The NSW Coroner has release the inquiry into the fire at Quakers’ Hill Nursing Home on 18 November 2011, and a combined inquest into 14 deaths of residents of the Nursing Home who died in the fire or in the period soon after the fire.

The report can be found via the link below:

Quakers’ Hill Nursing Home Inquest (.pdf)

Published: Mar 25, 2015

Information for Aged Care Providers – Issue 14

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

Information for Aged Care Providers – Issue 14 – 24/03/2015 (.pdf)

Published: Mar 19, 2015

DSS Schedule of Fees and Charges – Rate Updates – 20th March 2015

The Maximum Basic Daily Fee for Residential Care from 20th March 2015 is now: $47.49.

For pre 1 July residents the Protected, Phased and Non-Standard rates have also changed (see .pdf below)

The Maximum Permissible Interest Rate (MPIR) applicable to ‘refund periods’ for refundable deposit balances and accommodation bond balances decreases from 6.75% to 6.36% for the period of 1 April 2015 to 30 June 2015.

The Base Interest Rate (BIR) was also reduced from 4% to 3.75%.

The complete list of updated DSS Schedule of Fees and Charges can be found below:

Schedule of Fees and Charges for Residential and Home Care: from 20 March 2015 (.pdf)

Schedule of Fees and Charges for Pre 1 July 2014 Residents: from 20 March 2015 (.pdf)

Aged Care Subsidies and Supplements New Rates of Payment from 20 March 2015:

Residential Aged Care Supplements (.pdf)

Published: Mar 7, 2015

Information for Aged Care Providers – Issue 13

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

Information for Aged Care Providers – Issue 13 – 07/03/2015 (.pdf)

Published: Mar 1, 2015

Quality Standard – March 2015

The Australian Aged Care Quality Agency has released a new monthly edition of its ‘Quality Standard’ newsletter.

Quality Standard – March 2015 (.pdf)

Published: Feb 20, 2015

Information for Aged Care Providers – Issue 12

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

Information for Aged Care Providers – Issue 12 – 20/02/2015 (.pdf)

Published: Feb 18, 2015

Happy Chinese New Year – 2015

Happy Chinese New Year!

On Thursday 19th February it will be Chinese New Year, 2015 is the Year of the Goat.

The Goat comes 8th in the Chinese zodiac. The 12 zodiac animals are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.

Goat Years of Birth: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027

Lucky numbers: 2, 7, or numbers containing 2 and 7 (like 27 and 72)
Lucky days: the 7th and 30th of any month according to the Chinese lunar calendar
Lucky colors: brown, red, and purple
Lucky flowers: carnations and primroses
Lucky direction: nort

Published: Feb 6, 2015

International criminal history checks

As of 4 February 2015, National Boards and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have implemented a new procedure for checking international criminal history.

This new approach requires certain applicants and registered practitioners to apply for an international criminal history check (ICHC) from an AHPRA approved vendor, who will provide the ICHC report to the applicant or registered practitioner, and directly to AHPRA.

International criminal history checks (link)

 

Published: Feb 6, 2015

Information for Aged Care Providers – Issue 11

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

Information for Aged Care Providers – Issue 11 – 06/02/2015 (.pdf)

Published: Feb 1, 2015

Quality Standard – February 2015

The Australian Aged Care Quality Agency has released a new monthly edition of its ‘Quality Standard’ newsletter.

Quality Standard – February 2015 (.pdf)

Published: Feb 1, 2015

Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine – Volume 10

The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine has released their February Residential Aged Care Communiqué.

This is an electronic publication containing narrative case reports about lessons learned from the Coroners’ investigations into preventable deaths in Residential Aged Care facilities.

Volume 10, Issue 1, Feb 2015 (.pdf)