Aged Care & Retirement Living News
Casual employment just got a whole lot more expensive – does your organisation know how to mitigate this risk? 16 Jan
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1 January 2019 marked the commencement of the new unified Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission....read more
The Department of Health has announced a new Australian Government initiative, the Specialist Dementia Care Program, to assist providers with caring for individuals with Dementia who demonstrate severe behavioural and psychological symptoms.
A new Bill has been introduced into the Queensland parliament proposing additional changes to the Retirement Villages Act 1999.
Update - changes to the Retirement Village legislation (Queensland) to commence from 1 February 201909 Nov
The government has now announced the date for the commencement of the next stage of the amendments to the RV Act has been proclaimed to be in effect from 1 February 2019 with the remaining amendments to commence on 19 October 2019 (if they are not proclaimed to commence earlier).
The Federal Government today released its terms of reference for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
A week has passed since the announcement of the Royal Commission into the aged care sector, and the consultation period for submissions on the Terms of Reference has now closed.
On Sunday in a joint statement with the Health Minister Greg Hunt and the Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a Royal Commission into the aged care sector.
The Aged Care (Single Quality Framework) Reform Bill 2018, which establishes the new quality standards was passed by parliament on Monday evening.
By 30 November 2018, all existing home care providers will need to provide their pricing information about the costs of care and services for publication on the My Aged Care website.
The Aged Care Amendment (Staffing Ratio Disclosure) Bill 2018 (the Bill) was introduced to the House of Representatives on Monday by independent MP Rebekha Sharkie.
This is the second edition of our series of information alerts regarding home care under the new Standards. In this article we explore the concept of dignity of risk and increasing consumer choice in home care.
- Misuse of Enduring Powers of Attorney 13 Jul
- Sale of Retirement Village: Do I need a Heads of Agreement?06 Jul
- Medication management in home care – managing risk under the new Standards28 Jun
- Timetable released for implementation of 2017 Queensland Retirement Village reforms31 May
- Hynes Legal listed as a leading health and aged care law firm in Doyles Guide 201817 May
- Hynes Legal appoints clinical consultant to aged care and retirement living team02 May
- Mandatory flu vaccination for aged care staff – can providers implement a ‘no jab, no shift’ policy?26 Apr
- Hynes Legal appoints senior commercial lawyer to grow aged care and retirement living team12 Apr
- Federal Court decision on “Asset Replacement Charge” 07 Mar
- New licensing scheme impacts all aged care and community service providers15 Feb