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What a year it has been. As Aged Care Essentials looks back over its most popular articles for the year, we reflect on a time of unprecedented change. With a global pandemic still progressing and the Government unrolling its swathe of post-Royal Commission reforms, aged care providers have had to be both proactive and reactive in 2021. 

Not surprisingly, many of our most-read articles this year were related to the introduction of the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS), Restrictive Practices and Care Plans. Beyond this, many familiar topics remained popular among aged care providers, including risk and compliance.

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Here are the ‘Top 10’ Aged Care Essentials articles for 2021, with some accompanying resources for further learning where relevant. Click on the article title to read the full article. 

 

#10

New Aged Care Restrictive Practices Requirements: Even More Complicated Than You Thought

Complex new restrictive practices requirements for residential aged care homes commenced 1 July 2021. Here’s what you need to know.

 

#9

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 1 September 2021. Here’s what you need to know.

 

#8

Managing Refusal of Care: Requirements and Risks for Residential Aged Care Providers

What happens if an aged care resident refuses care? What are the requirements and risks for aged care providers? here is what you need to know.

 

#7

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

It’s now been months since the Prime Minister announced that COVID-19 vaccinations would become mandatory for residential aged care workers. What has happened since then? When do the requirements come into force and what exactly will they involve? Today we give you the latest updates along with links to help you stay up to date.

 

#6

Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS): A Summary for Residential Aged Care Providers

According to The Department of Health, the new Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) Priority 1 commences 1 April 2021. Here’s what residential aged care providers need to know.

 

#5

SIRS Guidance for Residential Aged Care Providers: What Is and Isn’t a “Reportable Incident”

What is and isn’t a “reportable incident” under the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS)?

 

#4

Budget 2021: A Summary for Residential Aged Care Providers

How does the 2021 Federal Budget affect residential aged care providers? How does it relate to the findings of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety?

 

#3

New Restrictive Practices Requirements Starting 1 July 2021: What Aged Care Providers Need to Know

The Government is planning to introduce new restrictive practices requirements for residential aged care homes from 1 July 2021. Here’s what you need to know.

 

#2

SIRS Priority 2 Obligations From 1 October 2021: A Reminder for Residential Aged Care Providers

From 1 October 2021, Priority 2 incidents must be reported under the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS). Here’s what residential aged care providers need to understand and start preparing.

 

#1

Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS): FAQs for Residential Aged Care Providers

The Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) commenced 1 April 2021. Here are some key questions and answers for residential aged care providers.

📚 HELPFUL RESOURCE: Brought to you by CompliSpace & Aged Care Essentials - your destination for information and resources on the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS). Click here.

 

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