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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

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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Category General announcements
Date published February 2021

Disability Gateway now live

The Department of Social Services has launched a new service for Australians living with disability, their families and carers, to find and access trusted disability support information and services.

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Category COVID-19
Date published February 2021

Information about COVID-19 vaccines

If you are a resident or worker in an aged care home, you are in the first group of people who can choose to get the vaccine. Read about the vaccine roll-out in Australia.

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Category COVID-19
Date published February 2021

Webinar: COVID-19 vaccine

The Older Person’s Advocacy Network (OPAN) is hosting a free webinar on Thursday 4 February, from 3pm – 4pm AEDT to discuss the COVID-19 vaccination.

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Category COVID-19
Date published December 2020

Grief and trauma support for older Australians impacted by COVID-19

The Australian Government is funding a range of organisations to provide grief and trauma support to people affected by COVID-19 across the aged care sector.

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Category COVID-19
Date published December 2020

Webinar: Aged care visits during COVID-normal

The Older Person’s Advocacy Network is holding a webinar on Wednesday, 2 December 2020 to provide information about the revised COVID-19 guidelines for visiting people living in aged care.

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Category General announcements
Date published November 2020

Free sign language interpreting service

From November 2020, older Australians who don’t have access to interpreting services through aged care programs, or the NDIS, can access services through Auslan Connections. 

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Category COVID-19
Date published November 2020

Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line

A free COVID-19 Support Line is available to provide information and support to older people across Australia, as well as their families and carers.

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Category General announcements
Date published September 2020

Free webinar for veterans experiencing hearing loss and tinnitus

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) and the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) are hosting a free online webinar supporting veterans who experience hearing loss and tinnitus on 23 September.

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Category General announcements
Date published September 2020

New dementia support pilot launched

A new online tool, My Dementia Companion, is available to support family, friends and carers of people living with dementia. Initially, this is running as a six-week pilot.

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Category Latest website features
Date published August 2020

New features on My Aged Care website - June-August 2020

A number of updates were made on the My Aged Care website between June and August 2020 – including improvements to Find a provider, information around quality and compliance, an income and means assessment tool, and more.

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