The transition to the new Aged Care Quality Standards are expected to commence from 1 July 2018, with assessment against the new standards commencing from 1 July 2019 (12 month transition period).
The new Aged Care Quality Standards (draft) consist of 8 standards with a total of 42 requirements.
The new standards focus on quality outcomes for care recipients rather than provider processes.
The transition period will require providers to align their system, policies & practices with the new standards & a great deal of support for staff will be required to ensure that they understand the requirements of the new standards.
There will be a strong focus on the way the information about the care recipients needs & preferences are documented & communicated within the organisation.
Effective clinical governance & information management are going to be the key to a successful transition!
The Question is…..How will your service support care recipients to exercise choice & independence & make decisions about their own care & the way that care services are delivered?
Do you have a clinical governance framework that is simple to use & easily maintained?