Residential Care Manual 2009, Edition 1
The Residential Care Manual has been updated and revised to help approved providers comply with their responsibilities under the Aged Care Act 1997 and the Aged Care Principles (the Principles); and to assist staff of aged care services understand the regulation of residential aged care.
Update 1, Following Legislative AmendmentsFurther information about this update and on 2009-10 legislative changes is available on Advice regarding Update 1 to Residential Care Manual Following Legislative Amendments.
A copy of Residential Care Manual (incorporating Update 1) can be downloaded in PDF format:
PDF printable version of Residential Care Manual 2009, Edition 1 (PDF 4230 KB)
To access the Residential Care Manual website, please visit: http://www.resicaremanual.health.gov.au
If you are unable to access this document, please email ResiCareManual@health.gov.au to request a hard-copy.
2011 Update - Have any feedback?Feedback from approved providers and staff of aged care services is being sought in relation to the Residential Care Manual (RCM). The feedback will assist the Department of Health and Ageing with the 2011 update to the RCM to ensure it meets the information needs of aged care providers.
The main purpose of the 2011 update is to develop and include additional materials such as case studies, FAQs and examples to support current chapters of the RCM. The update will also incorporate any legislative changes arising from the National Health and Hospital Reforms. This update will ensure the RCM remains a reliable reference resource to approved providers and the aged care sector.
An email inbox ResiCareManual@health.gov.au has been established to facilitate and allow the sector to direct any feedback for consideration. The Department is particularly interested in understanding where providers would like the inclusion of FAQs and case studies, whether there are any structural issues, information gaps and other opportunities for improvement.
The 2011 Update is expected to be released by December 2011.
Please email ResiCareManual@health.gov.au to provide any feedback.
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Residential Care Manual
Online ISBN: 978-1-74241-011-1
Publications Approval Number: 6039
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