Infection Control Spot Checks in Residential Aged Care: What Providers Need to Know

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (ACQSC) is stepping up its program of infection control spot checks of residential aged care homes.

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Responding to Coronavirus: Four Useful Resources for Aged Care Providers

In the process of putting together the COVID-19 Outbreak Plan for CompliCare, aged care specialists have identified these great resources that can help aged care providers manage the threat of coronavirus/COVID-19:

 

COVID19 – Identifying the Symptoms

An easy-to-read one-page resource that sets out the symptoms of COVID-19 alongside the symptoms of cold and flu. This can help you distinguish COVID-19 from other infections.

https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-identifying-the-symptoms

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for health care and residential care workers

Issued by the Department of Health, this is the official information sheet for health care and residential care workers about coronavirus (COVID-19).

https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-health-care-and-residential-care-workers

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for families and residents on restricted visits to residential aged care facilities

Issued by the Department of Health, this is the official information sheet for families and residents on restricted visits to residential aged care facilities on how to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-families-and-residents-on-restricted-visits-to-residential-aged-care-facilities

 

COVID-19 information for older Australians

Issued by the Department of Health, this is the official information sheet for older Australians, their family and friends about how to protect older Australians from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-older-australians

 

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Mark Bryan
ABOUT THE AUTHOR | Mark Bryan
Mark is a Legal Research Consultant at CompliSpace and the editor for ACE. Mark has worked as a Legal Policy Officer for the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department and the NSW Department of Justice. He also spent three years as lead editor for the private sessions narratives team at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in Arts/Law from the Australian National University with First Class Honours in Law, a Graduate Diploma in Writing from UTS and a Graduate Certificate in Film Directing from the Australian Film Television and Radio School.

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