Aged Care Quality Reform Webinar

The Department of Health and the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission have provided a webinar update on the aged care quality reform program and in particular those reforms that will be implemented from 1 July 2019. Key areas covered include: Aged Care Quality...

New international standards for dysphagia

International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) introduced new dysphagia standards frrom 1 May 2019. Dysphagia is a swallowing disorder that includes problems with chewing, sucking and swallowing food or drinks. When left unmanaged dysphagia can have...

Annual and lifetime caps

From 1 July 2014, aged care recipients were asked to contribute more to the cost of their care through income and means tested care fees, based on their financial situation. These fees are paid to the aged care provider and are supplemented by the subsidy paid by the...