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Category Featured
Date published August 2020

Information for older Australians on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Older people are at greater risk of more serious illness if they get COVID-19. If you – or someone you care for – need help, there is support available. The COVID-19 page on this website lists a range of important resources to guide you through this difficult time.

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Category General announcements
Date published October 2021

My Aged Care website and associated tools and portals maintenance: Saturday 16 October 6:00am to Sunday 17 October 5:00pm

Due to scheduled maintenance, Apply for an assessment, Make a referral, Non-compliance checker and Contact us tools will be unavailable on Saturday 16 October 6:00am to Sunday 17 October 5:00pm (AEDT).

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Category General announcements
Date published October 2021

Celebrating National Carers Week 2021

The week of 10-16 October is National Carers Week, to celebrate and recognise the 2.65 million Australians who provide care and support for a family member or friend.

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Category General announcements
Date published September 2021

Have your say on aged care reform in Australia

The Department of Health has a new online ‘engagement hub’ where you can register your interest and have your say on how we deliver aged care reforms.

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Category COVID-19
Date published October 2021

How to get your COVID-19 digital certificate

You can now show if you are vaccinated against COVID-19 with a digital certificate. Once you are fully vaccinated, you can download a COVID-19 digital certificate using your Medicare online account through MyGov.

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Category General announcements
Date published September 2021

Join the conversation on Ageism Awareness Day

Friday, 1 October is the International Day of Older Persons and Australia’s first Ageism Awareness Day. To mark the occasion, Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) and the Council of the Ageing (COTA) are holding live online events.

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Category COVID-19
Date published August 2021

New map shows aged care home worker vaccinations rates

All residential aged care workers must receive at least a first COVID-19 vaccine dose by 17 September 2021. You can now find out the rate of worker vaccinations at every aged care facility in Australia. To find out more view the interactive map on the Department of Health’s website.

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Category Royal Commission
Date published August 2020

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

The Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety was delivered on 26 February 2021 and tabled in parliament on 1 March 2021. The Report included 148 recommendations for the fundamental reform of the aged care system.

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Category General announcements
Date published July 2021

Webinar: How reforms will support aged care workers

The next webinar in a series on aged care reforms in Australia will focus on how these reforms can grow and support a highly skilled aged care workforce. This webinar will take place on Monday, 2 August 2021.

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Category General announcements
Date published July 2021

Webinar: Aged care reforms for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

How will people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds benefit from the planned aged care reforms in Australia? Join us on Thursday, 22 July 2021 to learn more at our next aged care reform webinar.

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Category General announcements
Date published July 2021

Webinar: A focus on dementia

The next webinar in a series about aged care reforms, on 21 July 2021, will focus on how these reforms will improve quality of life and care for people living with dementia.

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Category General announcements
Date published July 2021

Webinar: Improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in aged care

The next webinar in a series about aged care reforms, on 19 July 2021, will discuss how these reforms will deliver aged care improvements for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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Category COVID-19
Date published July 2021

New grief and bereavement website

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement has developed a new website for people living and working in aged care who have been impacted by COVID-19.

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Category Latest website features
Date published June 2021

New features on My Aged Care website – June 2021

Read about the latest updates and new features that were added to the My Aged Care website in June—including the 'My guide to aged care' tool, updates to the Find a provider tool, and improved information on the representatives page.

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Category General announcements
Date published June 2021

New webinar series about aged care reform

Between 21 June - 22 July 2021, the Department of Health is running a series of webinars about the reforms planned for aged care in Australia.

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Category General announcements
Date published May 2021

OPAN: Stay Connected and Supported

A new initiative from the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) is linking older Australians to a range of services which can help them stay connected and supported in their communities.

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Category General announcements
Date published May 2021

Budget delivers more than $17.7 billion for aged care

In response to the final report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, the Australian Government is delivering a $17.7 billion aged care reform package. The reforms will provide better, fairer aged care, and deliver respect, care and dignity to older Australians.

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Category General announcements
Date published May 2021

New resource: 10 questions to ask about residential aged care

The New South Wales Nursing and Midwifery Association, along with other aged care experts, has developed new resources to empower older Australians to ask questions when searching for an aged care home.

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Category General announcements
Date published April 2021

My Aged Care website no longer supported on Internet Explorer

From 17 August 2021, Microsoft will no longer support Internet Explorer (IE), and the My Aged Care website will no longer support IE after 26 July 2021.

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Category Latest website features
Date published March 2021

New features on My Aged Care website and Online Account – March 2021

Read about the latest updates on the My Aged Care website and in the Online Account—including improvements to Fee estimator and Make a referral, a video on how to use the Online Account, and easier access to the Online Account through myGov.

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