Recorded live voice copies from 20th August 2021 event 
Aged Care 

     

TOPICS 

   

Aged Care Royal Commission – Update on Government Response  (30mins) 
David McMullen, Principal Lawyer – Practice Leader, Commercial, Panetta McGrath Lawyers

 

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety released its Final Report earlier this year. This presentation will discuss some key findings and recommendations, and provide an update on what has occurred since the release of the Final Report.

Serious Incident Response Scheme 
Prue Campbell, Associate, Panetta McGrath Lawyers (30 mins ) 

​This presentation will discuss the recently introduced (1 April 2021)  Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) including  the responsibilities of aged care providers in relation to incident management and reporting obligations. It will also look at the timeframes applying to reporting obligations, the role of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission and practical tips to ensure compliance.

 

Governance in Aged Care (50 mins ) 
Steven Coghlan
Governance Institute of Australia 


​The aged care sector is under the spotlight like never before and this means that the focus must be on governance. While boards in the aged care sector grapple with the crisis, they need to ensure there is a focus on good governance in order to overcome the immediate hurdles and to set their organisation up for recovery.   

To assist the sector, Governance Institute recently revised and relaunched its Adding value to governance in aged care guide covering the unique challenges of governance in a changing aged care sector. Steve will discuss highlights/insights from the guide appropriate for anyone currently on the board of an aged care provider — as well as anyone considering taking on a board position and the importance of governing reputation risk.


Rights, Risk and Safeguarding for People Living with Dementia   (25mins) 
Jason Burton - Dementia 360

With an increased focus on protecting the rights of people living with dementia in aged care services finding the balance between safeguarding rights, respecting dignity of risk and maintaining duty of care has never been more prominent.
Looking at the challenges, opportunities and ethical considerations this session will explore where we are and where we are going in supporting people living with dementia to lead as full a life as possible


Obligations of Aged Care NDIS registered providers under the NDIS Practice Standards and the
NDIS Code of Conduct  (1 hour ) 

Samantha Jenkinson
State Director WA NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

As of 1 December 2020, approved providers supporting National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants will also be required to be registered as a provider with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission. 
This means approved providers which support NDIS participants will have responsibilities under both the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission and NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission regulatory frameworks.