What are the Quality Standards?
Quality Standards exist in aged care to monitor that Aged Care Organisations provide care and services to the highest standards. Until now there have been different standards that apply to residential care and home/community care.
The new Aged Care Quality Standards – what do they mean?
In early September, Federal Parliament passed legislation to enact the new Aged Care Quality Standards, which come into effect from 1 July 2019.
The single standards will bring residential and home/community care together under the one umbrella. The strengthening of the quality framework aims to increase the role individuals will play in directing their aged care, whether in a residential facility or in their own home/ community program. They are about improving the quality of life for people who access aged care services
What are the new standards?
The new standards aim to empower senior Australians and ensure responsibility and accountability for their care.
There are 8 Standards.
The Standards cover:
Please click on the link here to read more about the New Aged Care Quality Standards and what they mean for you.
How will this impact MiCare?
MiCare embraces the Eden Principles as our underpinning philosophy in the delivery of care. As such we see that people engaged with MiCare as equal partners in planning, developing and monitoring care to make sure it meets their needs. We put people and their families at the centre of decisions, working alongside professionals to get the best outcome. Our commitment is to people maintaining their lifestyle with our help where there may be things that have become more difficult for them.
MiCare welcomes the reforms to the quality standards. They are very much aligned with our philosophy of person-centredness. We recognise though that we can always do better and we will encourage our care recipients to provide feedback and suggestions where they feel we can improve. MiCare is committed to reflection, improvement and innovation.