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16 June 2022
Brochure,
Guides,

Open disclosure is the open discussion that an aged care provider has with people receiving aged care services when something goes wrong that has harmed or had the potential to cause harm to a person receiving aged care service. With more than 1.3 million people receiving care in Australia, this is a crucial activity for providers to support continuous improvement within their service.

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15 February 2022
Fact sheet,

If you are concerned about the quality of the aged care service you or the person you represent is receiving, an advocacy service may be able to help.

Cover image_How Aged Care Advocacy Can Help You Fact Sheet

16 November 2021
Forms,
Guides,

Includes Aged Care Quality Standards Self-Assessment Tool Template (available in DOCX and XLSX), as well as Guidance on Self-Assessment.

This resource is not available to order.

Cover Image of Aged Care Quality Standards Self-Assessment Tool

30 August 2021
Fact sheet,

Part of a fact sheet series related to Key changes under the new Commission Act and Rules

As part of the application for accreditation and re-accreditation, applicants must include ‘any other information or documents specified by the Commissioner’. This replaces the previous requirement for submission of self-assessment information. The new requirement covers self-assessment material as well as any other information or documents specified by the Commissioner.

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30 August 2021
Fact sheet,

Key changes to accreditation and re-accreditation under the new Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018 and Rules.

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16 August 2021
Fact sheet,

Transitional provisions allow the Commissioner to continue with regulatory activities that had started prior to commencement of the rules. This includes applications for re-accreditation, quality reviews and monitoring processes.

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16 August 2021
Fact sheet,

Part of a fact sheet series related to Key changes under the new Commission Act and Rules

Review audit processes were changed from 1 January 2019 to align more closely to site audit arrangements and requirements. This assists approved providers by having consistency of regulatory process for residential services. From 1 July 2019 review audits are conducted to assess a provider’s performance against the Aged Care Quality Standards (Quality Standards).

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5 August 2021
Language resources,
Letters,
Poster,
Cover image German poster

5 August 2021
Language resources,
Letters,
Poster,
Cover image French Poster

5 August 2021
Language resources,
Letters,
Poster,
Cover image Dutch Poster

5 August 2021
Language resources,
Letters,
Poster,
Cover image Croatian poster

27 July 2021
Forms,
Language resources,

Download the Charter of Aged Care Rights Template for Signing for aged care service providers and their consumers on 1 July 2019. Available in PDF and DOCX.

This resource is available in 18 translated languages including: Arabic, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Croatian, Dutch, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Cover image of Charter for Aged Care Rights signing template

1 July 2021
Poster,

Download the English Aged Care Quality Standards Consumer Outcomes A2 poster. This resource is not available to order.

Aged Care Quality Standards A2 Infographic Poster with Consumer Outcomes

1 July 2021
Video,

A new educational video for service providers has been produced providing information about open disclosure for aged care providers. The resource is a collaboration between the Commission and online training services provider, Altura Learning.

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21 June 2021
Video,

A short video aimed at aged care providers to support them to prepare and take action to meet the new Aged Care Quality Standards.

This resource is not available to order.

Thumbnail_Preparing for the Aged Care Quality Standards 2019 Video

17 November 2020
Fact sheet,

Part of a fact sheet series related to Key changes under the new Commission Act and Rules

The changes surrounding consent to access apply to every form of a visit to the premises of a service, whether for the purposes of re-accreditation, a quality review, a review audit or an assessment contact.

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20 January 2020
Brochure,

The rights of Consumers are protected by a Charter of Aged Care Rights.

This resource is not available to order on the Commission's website.

Charter of Aged Care Rights 2019 POSTER

2 January 2020
Forms,

For more information see our Re-accreditation of residential aged care services web page.

 

 

Cover image Application for re-accreditation V1.4

9 December 2019
Fact sheet,

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission’s role is to protect and enhance the safety, health, well-being and quality of life of consumers receiving Australian Government funded aged care. Functions of Quality Assessors and Authorised Complaints Officers are set out by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018 (the Quality and Safety Commission Act) and the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Rules 2018 (the Rules).

Our commitment site visit info sheet

23 July 2019
Fact sheet,

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission has worked with a range of stakeholders to develop resources that help aged care providers understand the key concepts of clinical governance and how they can be applied in their service.

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