COVID-19 information for aged care and community care providers

WA Health is committed to ensuring that our partner organisations and other affiliates in Aged Care and Community Care are well supported to deal with COVID-19. 

We are especially keen to ensure vulnerable persons, who we know are more vulnerable to the virus, are able to receive the ongoing safe and high quality care they need.

Aged Care Providers include Government and private agencies who provide care to older persons. Community Care Providers include organisations and staff who work to provide care outside of the hospital setting and in the community, including home care and non-clinical care.

COVID-19 Residential Aged Care Facility Outbreak Response Plan webinar

Date and time: Friday 24 July, 9:30am to 10:30am

Purpose: The aim of the webinar is to provide a current update on the state of COVID-19 in WA and an overview of COVID-19 Residential Aged Care Facilities Outbreak Plan with an opportunity for participants to ask questions.

Speakers:

  • Dr Andrew Robertson, Chief Health Officer WA Department of Health;
  • Dr Robyn Lawrence, State Health Incident Controller and Deputy Chief Health Officer, Clinical Services;
  • Gail Milner, Executive Director, WA Department of Health; and
  • Kylie Mulcahy, Lead, COVID-19 SHICC Planning Cell

Watch the webinar (external site)

Aged care

These guidelines have been developed to support Health Service Providers and residential aged care facilities to put into place targeted action to protect residents, staff and visitors as part of the WA pandemic management response.

WA Health is committed to ensuring that our partner organisations and other affiliates are well supported to deal with COVID-19. We are especially keen to ensure older persons, who we know are more vulnerable to the virus, are able to receive the ongoing safe and high quality care they need. The following information outlines how we are working to achieve this goal.

Last reviewed: 14-07-2020