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Helpful Resources

This page includes a summarised repository of all ACSA assets dedicated to the Royal Commission.

 

ACSA Policy Position Summary 

To assist your organisation in considering its position, ACSA has prepared a Policy Position Summary addressing a range of broader policy issues: click here (updated 18 January 2019). 

 

ACSA Witness Statements

The witness statement provided by ACSA to the Commission on 7 February 2019 can be viewed here.

 

ACSA Submissions

Click here to download the Home Care Submission (2 April 2019)

Click here to download the Residential Care Submission (8 May 2019)

 

Guidance on submitting to the ACRC on workforce matters

Click here to download ACSA's guidance notes to assist members who are considering making submissions to the ACRC on workforce matters (submissions due 6 December 2019).

Click here to view ACSA's Letter to the Royal Commission reviewing the commissioned research report How Australian residential aged care staffing levels compare with international and national benchmarks.

 

Guidance on submitting to the ACRC on future design of the aged care system

Click here to download ACSA's guidance notes to assist members who are considering making submissions to the ACRC on the future design of the aged care system (submissions due 24 January 2020).

 

Hearings – ACSA Overview

Click here to view ACSA’s media release about the preliminary hearing (18 January 2019)

Click here to access ACSA's summaries of each of the Aged Care Royal Commission hearings

 

Royal Commission Research Papers

Research Paper 5: They look after you, you look after them: Community attitudes to ageing and aged care
Published 13 July 2020
Prepared for the Royal Commission by Ipsos, this paper is the result of 35 focus groups and 30 in-depth interviews conducted during July-September 2019 about attitudes to ageing and aged care. Click here to view

Research Paper 4: What Australians think of Ageing and Aged Care
Published 13 July 2020
Prepared for the Royal Commission by Roy Morgan, this paper surveys 10,000 people seeking their views on ageing and aged care. Click here to view

Research Paper 3: Review of Innovative Models of Aged Care
Published 24 January 2020
To assist the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, a review of international models of aged care has been undertaken, identifying key innovative models of care from Australia and around the world. Click here to view

Research Paper 2: Review of International Systems of Long-term Care of Older People
Published 24 January 2020
This review of international approaches to the provision of long-term care (LTC) aims to provide learnings for the aged care system in Australia and to situate the Australian aged care system within the appropriate global context. Click here to view

Research Paper 1: How Australian residential aged care staffing levels compare with international and national benchmarks
Published 11 October 2019
This paper undertakes analysis of international and national staffing profiles for residential aged care services in order to better understand how staffing can be improved in Australia. This analysis will contribute to a better understanding of the costs involved in delivering higher quality care through effective staffing levels in residential aged care facilities. Click here to view

 

Other Resources

Australian Aged Care Complaints Commission  - Guide to Managing Difficult Conversations Flipbook

Letter to Aged Care providers - here.  Click here to download a template for preparing your response to the request for information (please note: this is a MS word document).  See here to download the “provider spreadsheet” prepared by the Royal Commission (please note: this is a MS excel document).  The Royal Commission has also compiled a list of related documents: available here.

In order to respond to the broader aged care questions, ACSA has compiled a list of submissions to reviews, inquiries and legislation over the past two years and the responses we have made including policy positions developed in consultation with members for your information: click here

For more detail of the ACSA representations please click here (ACSA Leave Behind)