New regulations for physical & chemical restraint in aged care

The Aged Care Minister, The Hon Ken Wyatt, has announced new regulations will be implemented to prevent the excessive use of physical and chemical restraints.

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The Department of Health - Aged Care Restraint Regulation

ABC News

ABC News - Royal Commission to include restraint

The Australian

Media Release Minister Wyatt

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Accreditation Ready Book Launch - Grab a copy!

We are proud to announce the launch of Accreditation Ready for Aged Care Professionals. Writen by our CEO Felicity Hamilton, it is a fantastic book with everything you need to be ready for accreditation 24/7. The book provides straight up, practical advise about managing accreditation preparedness and clinical governance with tips, check lists and good old fashioned know how. Contact us to know more and receive your free copy. 

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Get Ready, Set and Work, work ,work....Providing Evidence for the Aged Care Quality Standards

If you are an Aged Care provider, no doubt you are very aware that Accreditaiton will soon be audited under the new Aged Care Quality Standards. Reviewing and closing the gaps is only the beginning. The real challenge is staying on top of the work year in, year out and keeping your evidence in place and up to date for unannounced visits. Many organisaitons are just starting to realise how much time, effort and money this will need. Many are still relying on formats such as word and excel for their policy, procedures, risks, audits, incident  and complaints mangement. While hisitorically these formats may have been adequate, they are not an efficient nor effective way to manage information moving forward into this new world of unannounced visits and increased scrutiny. OneVault provides a secure, single online solution so that work done for quality and safety is effective, highly cost efficent and provides the Board with accurate reports in real time to assure them that the standard of care meets their obligations in ensuring the organisaiton provides care inline with the Aged Care Quality Standards. Contact us to find out more about how OneVault can help.



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Talking to our Aged Care Provider clients about the new Accreditation Standards

We have been out and about visiting Aged Care Providers to talk about how the new Single Aged Care Standards and the impact Unannounced Audits may have on their organisation. I think its fair to say that since Oakden, many providers of aged care services have made time to review their systems and take a long hard look at where they are and where they would like to go. What people are saying to us is that they need systems that a quicker and produce timely useful information with far less chasing, rework and duplication. We hear you and respect your view! We are continuing to talk to Aged Care Providers about what their pain points are and including their thoughts and ideas into everything we write and every software upgrade we make. If your organisation would like to participate, please contact us. or

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Royal Flying Doctor Service Achieves Accreditation using OneVault

A big shout out to our client the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania who have recently become accredited under the National Safety and Quality Standards! The RFDS are a valued client of OneVault and along with the rest of the Australian community we recognise the fantastic work the team in Launceston do every day. Congratulations! 

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