28 February 2009

Data on quality and compliance of nursing home available in July 2009

Australian Government to publish quality data on nursing homes
Minister for Ageing: 18 February 2009
From 1 July 2009, Australian families will be able to gain more access to information on the quality and compliance of Australia’s 2,830 aged care homes.“Choosing an aged care home can be very difficult and families deserve this information – especially, when they are making one of the toughest decisions of their lives,” Minister for Ageing, Mrs Justine Elliot, announced today. “It is about helping families to make informed decisions for their loved ones,” Mrs Elliot said.

The expanded dedicated web-page would contain information relating to their compliance with government safety and standard levels. The materials would be on the existing website – agedcareaustralia.gov.au - which families currently use to find the contact details for homes in their local area. … > full media release

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