Nearly four out of five aged care organisations need to transform how they provide services because of the new quality new standards, industry veteran Cynthia Payne tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Aged Care Quality Standards
With the 1 July deadline passed, there’s no time to waste for aged care leaders to ensure they understand and correctly apply the quality standard on organisational governance, writes Michael Goldsworthy.
There are eight key messages for aged care leaders in regards to the quality standard on organisational governance, writes Michael Goldsworthy.
Medication management remains the top reason behind complaints in residential aged care but human resource management is the most frequently unmet outcome during audits, new data from the sector’s regulator shows.
A series of short animated films focused on spiritual care and the quality standards has been launched to help aged care embed practices into their services.
Dementia Australia has developed consumer-informed advice on quality aged care for people with dementia, their families and carers to complement the sector’s standards.
In an aged care system ruled by consumers, choice will still be limited by resources, writes Mark Sheldon-Stemm.
The aged care sector has pledged to work towards a smooth transition to the new Aged Care Quality Standards which are now in force.
Aged care peak body Leading Age Services Australia has developed a new business solution to support residential aged care and home care providers with online safety and quality management.
All aged care providers will be assessed under the new standards from July and they have been advised not to expect the transition period to continue beyond this date.
The new quality standards require aged care services to include advance care and end-of-life planning according to individual consumers’ preferences.
An educational video has been launched to help aged care services comply with the sector’s incoming quality standards.
Balancing increased flexibility in care delivery with objectivity in assessment will likely lead to challenges in transitioning to new quality standards, writes Steve Collier.
Aged care organisations need to ensure the services they procure also meet the new quality standards, a provider’s head of procurement tells Australian Ageing Agenda.