Top Tips for Staff and Contractors Operating under the New Standards

The new single set of Quality Aged Care Standards' (Standards) commenced on 1 July 2019 where aged care providers adopted the eight new standards. Organisations are assessed by the Quality and Safety Commission and must be able to provide evidence of compliance with and performance against the Standards.

The Standards focus on outcomes for consumers and reflect the level of care and services the community can expect from organisations that provide Commonwealth subsidised aged care services. The following are a list of top tips that staff/contractors can be doing on a daily basis that show this focus on outcomes for consumers:

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Standard 4: Services and Supports for Daily Living

The team behind Aged Care Essentials has developed a series of Mapping Matrix tools for each of the new Aged Care Quality Standards. The Mapping Matrix tool for Standard 4 is available for download in this article. 

Download Mapping Matrix tool for Standard 4

The first article in this series, Sleep Well at Night - Mapping the Old to the New - Standard 1, provided an overview of what needs to be completed against the new Aged Care Quality Standards by July 1.

That article also introduced a series of tools created by the Aged Care Essentials editorial team. These Mapping Matrix tools map the old Accreditation Standards to the new Aged Care Quality Standards, allowing you to evaluate your current systems and practices systematically.

If you missed the other in this series, click here to read the mapping matrix tools as they are published.

Click here to download the Mapping Matrix tool for Standard 4: Services and Supports for Daily Living

Ruth Greene
As a Registered Nurse with over 30 years’ experience across the healthcare industry, Ruth has been employed in a range of management and clinical positions, and for several years worked as a consultant in residential aged care. Understanding organisational governance, risk and related quality standards has been a pivotal part of her work practices and has included maintaining and monitoring of legislative and regulatory requirements, as well as developing linked policy documents. Ruth is Principal Consultant – Aged Care, at CompliSpace.

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