New Quality Standards for Better Aged Care

New Aged Care Quality Standards will empower senior Australians and ensure responsibility and accountability for their care.

The Standards, which will come into effect from 1 July 2019, will apply to all aged care services including residential care, home care, flexible care, and services delivered under the Commonwealth Home Support Program and will cover:

• Consumer dignity and choice

• Ongoing assessment and planning with consumers

• Personal care and clinical care

• Services and supports for daily living

• Organisation’s service environment

• Feedback and complaints

• Human resources

• Organisational governance

A copy of the media release can be found here

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