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10 questions to ask about staffing in aged care homes

If you want to review the quality of an aged care home, it’s a good idea to call or visit and ask some questions about the care it offers. One area you may like to focus on is its staffing arrangements.

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myGov has changed but My Aged Care Online Account remains the same

myGov is the way people access Australian Government services online. This includes linking to and using the My Aged Care Online Account.

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Aged care funding is changing but your care will not be affected

On the 1 October 2022, a new residential aged care funding model was introduced. The new model is called the Australian National Aged Care Classification, or AN-ACC for short.

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Webinar: Home Care Packages Q&A

The Older Person’s Advocacy Network (OPAN) is hosting a special webinar to answer any questions you might have about Home Care Packages. This includes questions about monthly statements, fees and charges.

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Webinar: Launch of the Aged Care Quality Standards review consultation

The Australian Government is reviewing the Aged Care Quality Standards. This is in response to recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

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Help shape the future of sexual rights in aged care homes

The Older Person’s Advocacy Network (OPAN), in collaboration with Celebrate Ageing and the Older Women’s Network NSW, has developed a Charter of Sexual Rights and responsibilities in Residential Aged Care.

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September is Dementia Awareness month

September is Dementia Awareness Month with 20 September being World Alzheimer’s Day.

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myGov has changed but My Aged Care Online Account remains the same

myGov is the way people access Australian Government services online. This includes linking to and using the My Aged Care Online Account.

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10 questions to ask about staffing in aged care homes

If you want to review the quality of an aged care home, it’s a good idea to call or visit and ask some questions about the care it offers. One area you may like to focus on is its staffing arrangements.

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Webinar: Reforming in-home aged care and regulation – Update

Find out the latest update on in-home aged care reforms and regulation by joining us for a webinar on Wednesday, 31 August.

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Help reduce administration and management charges in your Home Care Package

If you or a loved one has a Home Care Package, the Department of Health and Aged Care needs your feedback on the services and charges included in your package. This is so the department can find ways to reduce the amount of money used for administration and management costs.

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Webinar: Understanding home care packages

If you want to learn more about Home Care Packages  the Older Person’s Advocacy Network (OPAN) is running a free webinar. Home Care Packages  are one way that older Australians can access affordable government-funded care services to get help at home.

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How will changes to employment conditions for home care workers affect me?

If you receive a Home Care Package, your provider may seek to change your existing home care arrangements to comply with changes to home care worker employment conditions. Providers will need your consent before any changes to your Home Care Agreement can be made.

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Christmas in July with Kamahl

The Older Person’s Advocacy Network (OPAN) is inviting older Australians and aged care homes to be part of an online Christmas in July celebration. The hour-long event features Kamahl – the man with the golden voice. It will be streamed live from Sydney and be hosted by CEO Craig Gear.

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Help at home enabled Helen to continue an active life

House cleaning services have given Helen peace of mind — knowing she can stay at home and remain independent.

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Service providers to be verified for specialised services

We are implementing a new verification process for service providers that provide specialised care for specific communities. This process will help ensure Australians with diverse aged care needs can find safe and inclusive care that best suits them.

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Peter was reluctant to ask for help, but it changed his life

Professional and friendly assistance is transforming his home and keeping his roses blooming.

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Webinar: Preventing sexual assault of people with dementia in residential aged care

The Older Person’s Advocacy Network (OPAN) will host a webinar on how to prevent sexual assaults of older people with dementia in residential aged care.

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My Aged Care launches extra face-to-face support across 29 locations

There are now 29 additional Aged Care Specialist Officers (ACSO) providing face-to-face aged care support at select Services Australia locations.

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Home and aged care support keeps Carolyn active

Carolyn, 80, was actively involved in her local community, until advanced arthritis made it harder to do the things she used to. Accessing help at home services through My Aged Care helped improve her health, independence and wellbeing.

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Webinar: Diversity and inclusion in aged care

The Older Person Advocacy Network (OPAN) invites you to a webinar to discover how diversity education can make aged care services more inclusive.

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Jeff was encouraged to get help after talking to his neighbours

Jeff had a passion for gardening. But one day, an injury made him realise some changes were needed. With some support from My Aged Care, he receives gardening support, and now his garden looks better than ever.

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