The health department is seeking aged care stakeholder input on changes to the quality indicator and additional services programs in residential aged care.
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Balancing increased flexibility in care delivery with objectivity in assessment will likely lead to challenges in transitioning to new quality standards, writes Steve Collier.
With numerous reviews, inquiries and changes slated for 2018, AAA presents a helpful guide to navigating the aged care year ahead.
An analysis of aged care provider data has called for new research into possible “unplanned effects” of the federal government’s aged care quality indicator program.
A new project is exploring the information consumers need to choose an aged care provider in a client-driven market.
Dr Henry Cutler analyses the potential implications of the Aged Care Roadmap proposals and identifies some key gaps such as the impact of the NDIS and the need for a robust quality performance framework.
Quality of care has a relationship to quality of life but if we only measure clinical outcomes without considering psychosocial wellbeing then we’re failing to drive a broader reform agenda, write Dr Maggie Haertsch and Dr Sophie Dilworth.
Providers seeking “urgent intervention” to ensure significant attention is given to the concerns raised by trial participants “to prevent inadvertent and inappropriate consequences.”
As more facilities are encouraged to participate in the national rollout of quality indicators in aged care, stakeholders continue to debate key aspects of the program.
The national rollout of quality indicators covering key clinical areas in aged care is on track, but department concedes work on ‘quality of life’ measure is proving challenging.
Publishing quality report cards in aged care can lead to greater cherry picking of clients and encourage providers to divert resources to areas under review, an expert in aged care has warned.