Ageing, Disability & Home Care

Boarding House Program reports, policies and guidelines

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Good practice in ABHs

Decision Making and Consent Policy

This is a policy guide to inform service providers and staff who need to obtain consent from a person with a disability or a guardian.

Health Care Policy

This is a policy guide for staff to support people with a disability to be as healthy as possible, and to have a Health Care Plan developed and implemented to meet their individual needs.

Note: Attachment 11 is the Comprehensive Health Assessment Program (CHAP). Due to the licensing arrangement between ADHC and the owner of the CHAP it cannot be put on our website. Service providers can obtain a copy of the CHAP from ADHC's Service Portal.

Medicare item numbers for comprehensive health assessments of people with intellectual disability

The Australian Government has introduced four new Medicare items for general practitioners (GPs) to assess the health of people with intellectual disability and other 'at risk' groups. Visit the Medicare Benefits Schedule website for more information.

Nutrition and Swallowing Policy

The ADHC Nutrition and Swallowing Procedures (the Procedures) is the overarching document for supported accommodation and centre based respite that supports people to record their preferences in relation to nutrition, capture risk related to nutrition and swallowing and contains information on how to follow a mealtime management plan. The Procedures contain alerts to risks associated with swallowing difficulties and how these are managed under the guidance of the person’s usual General Practitioner (GP) and other health specialist.

Further information on Nutrition and Swallowing can be found under the Publications tab, Policies A-Z page under "N".

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