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Have Your Say: Department of Health and Aged Care Survey

The Department of Health and Aged Care is inviting feedback on how health professionals prefer to receive information from the Department, and how public health messaging and information is used. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete, and closes on 30 September 2023.

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NSW Budget 2023 Statement

“With the unveiling of the first Budget by a NSW Labor Government in 12 years, I—like many others in Western Sydney’s community sector—watched with interest for signs that the new government was committed to taking the bold steps needed to address the challenges facing the region. However, what I witnessed this week was a budget that did not step up to those challenges.” – Antia Hanna

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Aged Care Research Study by Dharriwaa Elders Group and UNSW

The study, Elders’ perspectives and priorities for ageing well in a remote Aboriginal community, was led by the Dharriwaa Elders Group in a partnership with UNSW. This study included perspectives from 22 Elders about what ageing well means to them and how an aged care system can enable a culturally safe model of care to deliver its services. Five themes were highlighted in the study, including Elders fulfilling their roles as the ‘wellspring’ for younger people, and Elders wanting a specifically culturally safe model of aged care, not simply parity with non-Indigenous older people.

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Ageing Well Report Reveals Priorities for Ageing Well

This report was based on findings from a survey commissioned by Bolton Clarke, Australian-based provider of independent living services, and conducted in December 2022. It focused on people’s perspectives on ageing and involved 2,000 people aged 25-75. This report highlighted three key elements to ageing well, which are financial stability, maintaining an active lifestyle, and having positive connections. Responses also differed depending on age; younger people felt that financial security was more important, whereas older people felt that active lifestyle and independence were more important for ageing well.

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Provider Operations Reporting Due 31 October

The Government Provider Management System (GPMS) requires residential and home care providers to submit their provider operations data on the Provider Operations Collection Form. The closing date is 31 October 2023. The first period of reporting will be from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023.

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Aged Care Financial Year Reporting Period Now Open

The Aged Care Financial Report (ACFR) for the 2022-23 reporting period has now opened for approved providers to complete through the forms administration portal. Approved providers include residential aged care, home care, multi-purpose services and respite care. The closing date for reporting is 31 October 2023. Information collected in the ACFR will be used to publish the Financial Report on the Australian Aged Care Sector. Providers can review ACFR information and resources, including templates, guides and FAQs, on the Online Forms section of the website. For further assistance, call (02) 4403 0640 or email health@formsadministration.com.au.

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