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UN Decade of Healthy Ageing

2021-2030

The United Nations has declared the decade of 2020-30 to be the decade of healthy ageing. The initiative is a global collaboration that brings together governments, civil society, international agencies, professionals, academia, the media, and the private sector to improve the lives of older people, their families, and the communities in which they live.   

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Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS)

The SIRS commences on the 1st April 2021 with the aim of preventing and
decreasing incidents of abuse and neglect in residential aged care services. It included mandatory reporting and services are required to have effective incident management systems. The SIRS learning resource is available now.
 

Covid-19 Screening

COVID-19 Vaccinations and Management Updates

Our COVID-19 resources are under review and we will keep you posted once the updates are completed.

Retirement Protection

Ageism as a risk factor of the abuse of older people...time to reflect

Ageism has been in the spotlight over the past few days. It has been identified as a risk factor for the abuse of older people by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Safety and Quality. This and other factors are explored in the ACLS "Its Not OK Just because I Am Old" learning activity. For a free preview - click here for Pat's story