Aged Care

Update on Flu Vaccination Requirements for Aged Care Facilities

Due to the COVID19 pandemnic  States and territories may have slightly different requirements but in relation to Flu Vaccinations it is recommended that any person entering a residential aged care facility must have received a current flu vaccination more here

Impact of Covid19 on the Aged Care Sector

From 17 September 2021 the Australian Government - Department of Health will be mandating COVID-19 vaccination for residential aged care workers.  Learn more here about mandatory-vaccination-of-residential-aged-care-workers


Emergency Planning in the Aged Care Sector

Never has emergency planning become more important than in recent years.  The aged care sector has been referred to specifically in recent Royal Commissions identifying deficiencies in many facilities' preparedness and ability to respond effectively to emergencies.

Recent wildfires on the East Coast of Australia, increased cyclone and flooding events in Queensland and Victoria along with the Quakers Hill Nursing Home fire in NSW have all contributed to a heightened awareness of the increase in expectations and requirements being placed on the Aged Care indutry to provide emergency management plans.


Essential Policies and Procedures


There continues to be an increased expectation and requirement placed upon Facility Management in the Aged Care industry to provide evidence of current and up to date Emergency Management Procedures and Plans.


By providing evidence of an organisation’s risk management, which includes emergency management and business continuity plans, insurance providers may offer greater coverage and the possibility of a reduction of premiums.

Occupational Health Safety & Welfare

Provisions within existing WH&S Legislation dictate that employers must provide a safe workplace. Ensuring that there are adequate emergency plans in place and that all staff are familiar with their role and responsibilities will succeed in achieving this.

Duty of Care

An Aged Care provider and its employees owe a Duty of Care to its residents and those who visit the property.

Quality of Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities

Click Here to read the Australian Government Response to the House of Representatives' Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care  Sports Inquiry into the Quality of Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities in Australia.

A Code Black Scenario - are you ready?

Click on the link below to view a brochure specifically for the aged care sector in relation to violence or threat in the workplace.
Managing the risks of violence at work in aged care facilities.