The quality commission has released a report detailing and analysing what consumers are saying about the quality of residential aged care services.
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Findings from the national quality indicators program will be online later this year and chemical restraints and falls are likely to be added to the list of measures, the quality commissioner has told an aged care conference.
The aged care royal commissioners should invite a range of health specialists to suggest low cost and easily implementable objective quality measures for residential care, the inquiry has been told.
LASA is launching an online tool to help home and residential aged care providers transition to the new quality standards which come into force this year.
Almost all residents say they feel safe and respected in their facility most or all of the time, but one in six report they sometimes or never like the food, according to the first annual resident experience report.
A parliamentary inquiry has called for legislation to ensure aged care facilities have at least one registered nurse on site at all times and a review of funding to assess its adequacy to meet residents’ needs.
If history is any guide, the Royal Commission into the aged care sector will focus on systemic issues rather than the role of a few bad apples, write Ian Holland and Lisa Fenn.
Legislation to change to a single set of quality standards across aged care programs has been introduced into Parliament ahead of the proposed July implementation date.
The structure of aged care’s new quality and safety commission announced by the government rejects the recommendation for three separate commissioners as proposed by the Carnell and Paterson review.
Before, after and in between the many reviews reporting in 2017, it’s been another busy year in aged care news. However, it was our report on wages in the sector early in the year that topped the most-viewed list.
A new evidenced-based tool allows aged care providers to gain insights into their residents’ experiences of aged care through a six-question survey.
The Carnell and Paterson review has made 10 recommendations aimed at boosting consumer protection, compliance monitoring and transparency.
In 2011, England had its own Oakden, which has been followed by ongoing reforms at England’s care regulator and how it assesses quality, writes Nick Albrow.
The notion that aged care quality will be driven by consumers making choices and exercising control has not been demonstrated overseas, write Michael Fine and Beatriz Cardona.