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Amendments to User Rights Principles: New Specialist Dementia Care Program announced13 Dec

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.

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More changes to the Retirement Villages Act 1999 (Queensland)19 Nov

A new Bill has been introduced into the Queensland parliament proposing additional changes to the Retirement Villages Act 1999.

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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).

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Terms of Reference released for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety09 Oct

The Federal Government today released its terms of reference for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

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Aged Care Royal Commission update: Providers urged to start preparations26 Sep

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.

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Royal Commission into aged care quality and safety announced17 Sep

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.

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New standards under the Single Aged Care Quality Framework passed by Parliament11 Sep

The Aged Care (Single Quality Framework) Reform Bill 2018, which establishes the new quality standards was passed by parliament on Monday evening.

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Home care pricing now required to be published on My Aged Care31 Aug

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.

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Legislation proposed to require residential aged care providers to disclose staff ratios22 Aug

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.

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Consumer choice and risk under the new Standards – home care02 Aug

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.

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