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Complaints

20 December 2021
Presentations,

Associate Professor Juanita Breen's presentation on her review of medication-related complaints received by the Commission in 2019-20.

Introduction slide of Medication-related complaints in residential aged care, elderly lady in wheel chair being pushed by a younger lady

23 March 2021
Guides,

This booklet aims to give guidance on how to:

  • create an effective, resolution focused complaints system in aged care services and how to enhance existing processes
  • maintain compliance with Standard 6
  • encourage a positive, blame-free culture around complaints handling in aged care services by fostering an understanding of the complaints process and how it affects the people involved, and setting out the essential elements for the effective management of complaints within a service including skills, procedures and policies.
Better practice guide to complaints handling in aged care services front cover

18 June 2021
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet provides information on a Direction, which can be issued by the Commission to a provider.

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2 November 2020
Fact sheet,

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission handles a range of complaints every day. Some of these complaint issues can be handled solely by us, while others may need to be referred to another organisation.

There are a number of organisations we refer complaint information to when required:

Referrals to other organisations fact sheet

In dealing with aged care complaints, if the Commission is concerned that a provider is not complying with their responsibilities under the Aged Care Act

17 July 2019
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources,
Fact sheet,

The ‘A little yarn goes a long way’ fact sheet has been developed to inform older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and their friends and family, about the support available to help them resolve concerns about aged care services, and why it’s important to raise these concerns.

This resource is available in 7 different languages including: Alyawarra, Arrernte, English, Luritja, Pitjantjatjarra, Torres Strait Creole and Warlpiri. 

A little yarn goes a long way fact sheet front page

9 October 2020
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources,
Brochure,

The ‘A little yarn goes a long way’ brochure has been developed to inform older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and their friends and family, about the support available to help them resolve concerns about aged care services, and why it’s important to raise these concerns.

This resource is available in 7 different languages including: Alyawarra, Arrernte, English, Luritja, Pitjantjatjara, Torres Strait Creole and Warlpiri. 

Image of 'A little yarn goes a long way brochure' front cover

3 January 2020
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet outlines how the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission supports providers to resolve complaints.

Provider resolution involves us referring complaint issues that a complainant raises with us to a provider to resolve. Where possible, we choose this approach as it is often the best way to have concerns effectively resolved.

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7 July 2021
Fact sheet,
Language resources,

We can assist with your concerns about the quality of care or services you or someone else is receiving from Australian Government funded aged care providers.

This resource is available in 25 different languages including: Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

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8 October 2020
Fact sheet,

This fact sheet outlines your options to ask for a review of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission’s decision in relation to your complaint, or to complain about our service.

Cover image Right To Seek Review Fact Sheet

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