Past Aged Care events
NDISLINK Events and Conferences are Partners with Health2Ageducate.
See past events, sponsors, gallery and news for Aged Care here
The difference between Aged Care and Disability
A large group of people with a disability get their support through the aged care system. While in the main, the clients of the aged care system are people who acquire a disability because of natural ageing, the system also currently funds and supports many older people who acquired a disability prior to the Age Pension age.
There are significant differences between the two sectors, such as in objectives, philosophy, the needs and aspirations of people in the two systems, appropriate funding sources, and the areas of greatest competence (such as management of dementia).
This is why Health2ageducate works closely with NDISLINK Events and Conferences as a Partner. Whilst different, there many similarities that overlap
Younger People in Residential Aged Care
The Australian Government is committed to ensuring no younger person (under the age of 65) lives in residential aged care unless there are exceptional circumstances.
On 25 November 2019, in response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety interim report, Neglect, the Australian Government announced strengthened Younger People in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) targets and an intention to develop a strategy to meet those targets.
The Australian Government's YPIRAC targets, apart from in exceptional circumstances, seek to ensure there are:
no people under the age of 65 entering residential aged care by 2022;
no people under the age of 45 living in residential aged care by 2022; and
no people under the age of 65 living in residential aged care by 2025.
The YPIRAC Strategy 2020-25 (the Strategy) was released on 30 September 2020.
The Strategy covers all younger people under the age of 65 living in, or at risk of entering, residential aged care, including providing choice to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people between 50 and 64 years of age who are eligible for the aged care system.
You can view more information here
NDIS participants in residential aged care
Residential Aged Care providers supporting NDIS participants will be registered with the NDIS Commission from 1 December 2020
On 1 December 2020, residential aged care (RAC) providers delivering services to NDIS participants in their facilities automatically became registered NDIS providers.
This means that as of 1 December 2020, RAC providers supporting NDIS participants are required to meet the obligations of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 (NDIS Act) and the NDIS (Provider Registration and Practice Standards) Rules 2018, in relation to the NDIS participants they support.
NDIS participants living in RAC are dual participants of the NDIS and aged care systems. The new regulatory approach affords NDIS participants coverage across all NDIS Commission functions, including reportable incidents and behaviour support. The approach is proportionate, recognising the existing regulation that RAC providers continue to be subject to under the Aged Care Act 1997.
RAC providers, like all NDIS providers, are required to comply with the NDIS Code of Conduct in supporting NDIS participants. From 1 December 2020, RAC providers who are registered with the NDIS Commission are also required to comply with relevant NDIS Practice Standards.
You can view State Director, of the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, Samantha Jenkinson's presentation on this matter here