A Melbourne home that was sanctioned this week is working proactively to respond to issues raised by the Department of Health and Ageing.
The federal government imposed sanctions on the operators of the Glenlyn Aged Care Facility in Glenroy, claiming the home failed to address areas of non-compliance.
Problems identified at the home included poor clinical documentation, a failure to identify opportunities for improvement and incident reporting.
However Ageing Minister Justine Elliot stressed in a statment that there was no immediate risk to the health and safety of Glenlyn’s 44 residents.
“When aged care providers fail to meet their obligations the Government will act to protect our frail and elderly citizens,” the minister said.
“This Government is committed to continuing to work in partnership with older Australians, their families, staff, unions and providers to improve the quality of aged care in Australia.”
The CEO of Aged and Community Care Victoria (ACCV) said the facility is taking the sanction seriously.
“The community can take heart at the positive steps taken by Glenlyn, with the appointment of a qualified nurse advisor before being required to do so and [the] implementation of a comprehensive action plan to address all issues,” he said.
The home is working closely with advisors from ACCV, the accreditation agency and the Department of Health and Ageing.
It is also keeping residents and their families informed of developments.