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Complaints

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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.
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Fact sheet

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

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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

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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

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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. 

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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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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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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.

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Fact sheet

This fact sheet explains the ways the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission may try to resolve your concerns and the possible outcomes.

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