Recent and upcoming changes to Aged Care regulations require AutumnCare to update some forms in order to align with these requirements. 

These changes will be available in the coming months and include:

 

Recording of COVID-19 Vaccination Status

COVID-19 vaccinations will soon be available in Australia.

AutumnCare has added sections to both the Staff Profile and Details and the Consent For Vaccination forms to aid in recording and monitoring the rollout of these vaccines.

We expect this update to be ready by the end of February 2021. 

 

NDIS Documentation

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) requirements have been introduced to Aged Care providers. 

In order to assist facilities in keeping track of NDIS participants, AutumnCare will be introducing a NDIS Participant Form.

We will also be making updates to the Admission Details/Consumer Details and Staff Details forms and reviewing the process for incident reporting and restrictive practices. 

We expect these changes to be be made available in April 2021. 

 

National Quality Indicator Program

The National Quality Indicator Program will be adding new reporting requirements in July 2021 for falls with fractures and polypharmacy.

AutumnCare will be adding a new report for compiling data on these areas, and adding a new chart to record polypharmacy details. 

We expect these changes to be be made available in April 2021. 

 

Incident Reporting

New incident reporting requirements will be commencing in April 2021 for the Serious Incident Response Scheme and National Disability Insurance Scheme. 

AutumnCare is currently making changes to the Incident Form to comply with these new requirements. 

We expect these changes to be be made available in April 2021. 

 

Unannounced Quality Visit Reports

The required Unannounced Quality Visit Reports have been changed.

AutumnCare will subsequently be updating the selection of pre-set reports.

This update will include the following changes:

  • 1.2: Cognitive Impairment or Limited Communication – sensory details added
  • 1.4: Disability – a new report will be added
  • 4: Psychotropic Medications – a new report will be added 
  • 5: Active Psychical and Chemical Restrictive Practices – a new report will be added 
  • 6.1: Falls in the Past 3 Months – same report as in 4.1 
  • 6.2: Pressure Injuries in the Past 3 Months – same report as in 4.2 
  • 6.3: Incorrect Medication Incidents in the Past 3 Months –  same report as in 4.3 
  • 6.4: Hospital Transfers in the Past 3 Months – a new report will be added 
  • 6.5: Specialist Referrals in the Past 3 Months – a new report will be added  

We expect these changes to be be made available in April 2021. 

 

Stay tuned for further form updates and release dates!