How are aged care homes tracking with new 24/7 registered nurse requirements

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Every residential aged care home across Australia must now have a registered nurse available 24 hours a day, every day of the week, unless they have an exemption. This helps ensure that people living in aged care homes have access to the care they need, when they need it.

We have published a list that shows how each aged care home in Australia is meeting their 24/7 registered nursing responsibility. You can view this by visiting the Registered nurse coverage in residential aged care by facility page on our website.

Other helpful resources include:

To learn more about 24/7 registered nursing, we encourage you to read our 24/7 registered nurses in aged care homes fact sheet.

Let's change aged care, together

Every Australian should feel confident about accessing high quality and safe aged care, when and where they need it.

The changes mean Older people will have greater choice and control, services that respect and meet their needs, and support to stay independent as they age.

To find out more and help design the changes, visit the Get Involved page or call 1800 318 209.

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