Key changes to accreditation and re-accreditation under the new Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018 and Rules.
This fact sheet series is 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.
As a volunteer you are part of the aged care workforce and play a key part in supporting older Australians.
A factsheet introducing providers to prudential audits; a mandatory activity the Commission undertakes with providers to measure and support their performance against the Prudential Standards.
A fact sheet that introduces the responsibility for providers to offer to establish and maintain a consumer advisory body.
A fact sheet that explains the responsibility for providers that are wholly-owned subsidiaries to ensure their constitution prioritises the consumer over the holding company.
A fact sheet that introduces the responsibility for providers to establish and continue a quality care advisory body.
A fact sheet that details the responsibility to ensure staff have appropriate skills, qualifications, experience and professional development opportunities.
A fact sheet for consumers that details a provider’s responsibility to offer to establish a consumer advisory, the purpose of the consumer advisory body and how to get involved.
A fact sheet that informs providers of their obligation to provide information about their operations to the Department of Health and Aged Care by the 31st of October each year.
A fact sheet that informs key personnel of their obligation to report changes relating to a suitability matter to their employer within 14 days of a change occurring.
A fact sheet that introduces the responsibility for providers to notify the Commission within 14 days about changes that materially impact their suitability as an approved provider and of a change to their key personnel.
A fact sheet that introduces the responsibility for providers to consider the suitability of their key personnel at least every 12 months.
Review of the Aged Care Quality Standards was a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. The Commission is contributing to the review in our role as the national regulator of aged care services. This fact sheet provides further information about our Strengthened Quality Standards pilot project, commencing early 2023.
This fact sheet helps providers understand requirements to appoint an eligible advisor when the Commission issues a Notice to Agree.
This fact sheet outlines how residential aged care staff, including cooks, chefs, food service staff and care staff, can create an enjoyable dining experience to support residents to take pleasure in, and consume, their meals.
This fact sheet outlines how providers can create an enjoyable dining experience for residents in aged care to support their consumption of meals, reduce risks of malnutrition and dehydration, and to meet the Aged Care Quality Standards.
This fact sheet for residential aged care providers provides a list of tips to ensure residents in aged care services enjoy their mealtime experience.
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.