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Information for the Aged Care Sector
30 August 2019

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Australian Government Department of Health: Message to the Aged Care Sector

Information for the Aged Care Sector

Issue 2019/12

In this issue:

Residential Care:

Provide your feedback on the future of aged care system navigation

Australian Healthcare Associates have developed a discussion paper on system navigator models. Feedback on the discussion paper will be used in the evaluation of the Aged Care System Navigator Measure and contribute to the aged care system navigation policy direction.

Have your say by 16 September 2019 by completing either the:

For further information, call Anna Bishop-Bailey or Shae Quirk on 1300 242 111 or email acsn@ahaconsulting.com.au

Inside Ageing’s Future of Ageing Awards 2019

Founded and sponsored by Inside Ageing, the Inaugural Future of Ageing Awards invite the aged care sector to come together to drive change to improve the lives of ageing Australians.

There are 15 award categories that focus on leadership, innovation and collaboration in aged care.

For further information and to submit nominations visit the Future of Ageing Awards website.

Nominations close 18 September 2019.

Residential Aged Care Funding Reform update

The department would like to remind assessment delivery partners wanting to take part in the residential aged care funding reform trial the Request for Tender closes on Monday 2 September 2019 at 2:00 pm. Please visit AusTender for more detail.

The department will continue to provide updates on the trial as information becomes available.

Questions on the tender process closed on 26 August 2019, however, questions on the trial more generally can continue to be emailed to ResiFundingTrial@health.gov.au.

Further information on the trial is available on the department’s website.

MDFA Survey – Help evaluate the impact of digital training tools for Residential Aged Care Facilities

Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) has developed digital training tools for Residential Aged Care Facilities. They aim to help staff and families understand the visual needs of residents and better care for those with vision loss and blindness.

MDFA wishes to evaluate the reach, usefulness and impact of these resources and asks that you take a few moments to view the resources and complete the short online survey.

MDFA greatly values your input to help it better support residential aged care staff and residents.

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