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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)

Published: Jan 23, 2015

Information for Aged Care Providers – Issue 10

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

Information for Aged Care Providers – Issue 10 – 23/01/2015 (.pdf)

Published: Jan 19, 2015

Information for Aged Care Providers – Issue 9

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

Information for Aged Care Providers – Issue 9 – 19/01/2015 (.pdf)

Published: Jan 5, 2015

Welcome to 2015!

Welcome to 2015!

We hope you had a nice break over the Christmas and New Year period.

Most of our staff are now back on deck and excited for the year ahead.

Published: Jan 1, 2015

MPIR from 1 January 2015

The Maximum Permissible Interest Rate (MPIR) applicable to ‘refund periods’ for refundable deposit balances and accommodation bond balances increased from 6.63% to 6.75% for the period of 1 January 2015 to 31 March 2015.

The Base Interest Rate (BIR) remains unchanged at 4%

All rate can be found here: Refundable Deposit Balance and Accommodation Bond Balance Refund Interest Rates

Published: Dec 15, 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

From all the staff at Management Advantage we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.

Thank you for your continued support in 2014 and we look forward to working with you all as we continue to develop manad plus even further in 2015.