Aged Care Workforce Census – A Summary for Residential Aged Care Providers

How many people work in residential aged care? Who are these workers and what are their roles? See the latest statistics in this summary of the Department of Health’s 2020 Aged Care Workforce Census Report.

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Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations for Aged Care Workers: How it Works in Your State/Territory

All states and territories except Victoria have issued orders officially making COVID-19 v...

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Behaviour Support Plans Mandatory From 1 Sep 2021 – What Residential Aged Care Providers Need to Know

All residential aged care providers must have Behaviour Support Plans (BSP) in place from ...

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COVID-19 Vaccinations Mandatory for Aged Care Workers in SA and WA From 17 September

South Australia and Western Australia have become the first states to officially make COVI...

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Infection Prevention and Control Lead Requirements: A Reminder for Residential Aged Care Providers

With COVID-19 cases on the rise around Australia, now is a good time to revisit last year’...

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Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations for Aged Care Workers – Latest Update

It’s now been over a month since the Prime Minister announced that COVID-19 vaccinations w...

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COVID-19 and Aged Care: Some Previous Articles That Providers May Find Helpful

Since the COVID-19 pandemic commenced, Aged Care Essentials has provided articles to assis...

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New COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting Requirements for Residential Aged Care and In-Home Care

In a previous article, we summarised the requirements for residential aged care providers ...

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Clinical Governance Requirements for COVID Vaccination Clinics at Residential Aged Care Facilities

As part of Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, residential aged care providers are requi...

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Can Residential Aged Care Providers Insist That Staff Receive COVID-19 Vaccinations?

The Department of Health maintains that “vaccination of aged care residents and those who ...

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NDIS Requirements For Aged Care: Are Your Worker Screening Checks Still Valid?

On 1 December 2020, residential aged care providers who deliver services to National Disab...

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