27 April 2009

Quality and compliance data on aged care homes available in July

Publishing quality data: Minister responds
Department of Health and Ageing: 6 April 2009Department of Health and Ageing: 6 April 2009
The Minister for Ageing, Mrs Justine Elliot said she was confident the aged care sector would see the merit of publication of quality data and it has been welcomed by consumer advocates.

“I recognise that there is some hesitation, but this is about helping Australian families gain more access to information on the quality and compliance of Australia’s 2,830 aged care homes,” Mrs Elliot said.

“Let’s work together to improve the care and quality in Australia’s nursing home and hostel sector. We already have a world class and world leading sector, but there is always scope for improvement,” Mrs Elliot said.

The publication of quality and compliance data will come into effect on July 1. It was announced on February 18.

“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. “It is about helping families to make informed decisions for their loved ones,” Mrs Elliot said.

“I completely reject claims that this is ‘name and shame’; this is about transparency, openness and information for families.”
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 – www.agedcareaustralia.gov.au - which families currently use to find the contact details for homes in their local area. … > full press release

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