Will aged care facilities comply with the new Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Standards by 1 July 2019?
All aged care providers will be assessed under the new standards from July. The standards are the legally enforceable regulation the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (formerly Aged Care Complaints Commissioner) will regulate from 1 July 2019.
The role of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission is to hold aged care providers to account for the quality of care they provide based on set standards. The commission can apply sanctions to providers that fail to meet those standards (including stopping any facility from taking new residents and removing its accreditation) unless an external adviser is appointed to help fix its problems.
It will continue to address complaints and be more effective in targeting aged care homes that provide sub-standard care. It aims to be a single, trusted point of contact for aged care recipients, their families and loved ones as well as aged care providers.
Let’s hope that with these standards and the focus of the Royal Commission that the level of care and accommodation is raised for aged care residents.
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