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ACCC Consumer Directed Aged Care survey


The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is currently leading a national initiative of Commonwealth, state and territory consumer protection regulators to develop educational resources to assist older consumers and their support networks understand their consumer rights and options when choosing to interact with providers of goods and services in the aged care sector.

The ACCC would also like to assist providers in the Consumer Directed Care sector by developing resources to assist businesses to understand their obligations under the … Read the rest



Opportunity to participate in the NSAF Review survey

The department is reviewing the National Screening and Assessment Form (NSAF) in response to feedback from the sector. This is a high priority to support a more effective and streamlined assessment process.


The National Screening and Assessment Form (NSAF) was implemented in My Aged Care in 2015 to support the collection of information during:

  • Screening (conducted over-the-phone by the My Aged Care contact centre)
  • Home Support Assessment (conducted face-to-face by the My Aged Care Regional Assessment Service)
  • Comprehensive Assessment
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Help decide the future of digital health information

The Commonwealth Department of Health invites the public to have their say on how data in the My Health Record system may be used in future. There is scope for the My Health Record to be used for a variety of secondary purposes including research, policy and planning. The Australian Government Department of Health has released a Consultation Paper to begin identifying what Australians want the framework to say to help decide who should be able to access My Health … Read the rest



Public consultation – redesign of dementia consumer supports

In January 2016, the Australian Government announced it would work with stakeholders to develop an improved range of consumer supports for people living with dementia, their families and carers.

Following discussions and feedback from the 2016 Ministerial Dementia Forum, the Department of Health has developed a proposed suite of redesigned dementia consumer supports.

A consultation paper has been developed to explore and seek stakeholder feedback on the proposed suite of supports.

The consultation opened on Wednesday 4 October 2017 and … Read the rest



Help trial My Account – a new digital service for Seniors

The Queensland Government is looking to make life a little easier by trialling a new service called My Account.

It’s a bit different to how you usually deal with government.  With this new service it’s like having your own digital assistant come to you with reminders, like when your rego is due, or suggest new services and information that might help you out.

You have a chance to be part of a new stage in service delivery and tell … Read the rest



Care Search Survey Seeks Views on Death and Dying

CareSearch provides online palliative care information and resources to health professionals and to patients, carers and families as well as providing information for the general community.

CareSearch are currently inviting members of the public to complete an anonymous online survey to understand your views on death and dying and find out what you know about palliative care and the CareSearch website.

Further information on the survey can be found on the CareSearch website by clicking here.

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Get involved in the review of aged care quality regulation

You are invited to share your experiences on the Commonwealth’s aged care quality regulatory processes. This independent review is to see how well regulation protects older people receiving aged care.

Ms Kate Carnell AO and Professor Ron Paterson ONZM are leading the review.
They want to hear from:

  • consumers
  • their families
  • carers
  • aged care organisations
  • staff of organisations
  • other professionals in the aged care sector and related sectors.

The call for submission closes on 24 July 2017. Please note that … Read the rest



Seeking your views – New quality standards and streamlined assessment

Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP has called for submissions on proposed changes to the aged care quality standards and the way providers are assessed against the standards. These changes are two major components of the Single Aged Care Quality Framework.

Submissions will close on Friday 21 April 2017.

They want to hear from consumers, their families and carers, aged care organisations, staff of organisations, and other professionals in the aged care sector … Read the rest



Have your say!

Your opportunity to have a say about how wellness and reablement approaches can become embedded in the home care sector. ...


Older adults (50-plus) chosen for Griffith University’s

Leisure Activities Survey

Are you “chronologically gifted” and living in Queensland?

The global ageing population and the increasing number of baby-boomers who are now entering retirement raise the need for leisure activities that contribute to the health and wellbeing of ageing societies.

Teresa Kunaeva is a 60 year-old doctoral candidate at Griffith University.

‘My supervisory team and I are conducting research that is designed to investigate the leisure choices of older Australian adults and evaluate the benefits and challenges of … Read the rest