The New Aged Care Quality Standards

Have you spent many hours of your time working on processes to meet changing Aged Care Quality Standards only to find out that you missed some critical aspects?

Would you be relieved to know that there is help available to meet ever-evolving aged care governance requirements so that you can get on with the job of providing care?

On the 1st of July 2019, aged care as we know it will look very different and unless you understand the difference, you are likely to find yourself doing the wrong thing really well, with your consumers paying a heavy price.

We are here to help you with the Pride Living ACQS Coaching and Support Plan.

Read more or book a free 30 minute consultation about the Pride Living ACQS Coaching and Support Plan today!

Quality and Compliance Consultant

Here’s a snapshot of recent events that are reshaping aged care quality and compliance

There’s a Senate Inquiry to the Effectiveness of the Aged Care Quality Assessment and accreditation framework which started 13th of June 2017.
The transition to the New Aged Care Quality Standards began on the 1st July 2018.
All applications submitted from now will undergo an “Unannounced” Re-accreditation audit.
There’s a new aged care watchdog with the establishment of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission on the 1st January 2019.
The Aged Care (Single Quality Framework) Reform Bill 2018 has cleared Federal Parliament on the 10th of September 2018.

Over 88% of our clients stated they need assistance in the transition to the new Aged Care Quality Standards. You are not alone.

In response to this need, the Pride Living ACQS Coaching and Support Plan was launched on the 10th September 2018 and will run for 13 months. By subscribing to this plan and following our transition manual, you’ll be prepared and ready to meet these new standards by July 1, 2019.

These are the key areas where we will help you develop your compliance

ACQS – FutureACQS - Current
Consumer-focused with new key concepts introduced such as dignity of risk and cultural safetyProcess driven
Organisational governanceThis is a whole new standard
Clinical Governance will have a big focus. Board Room decisions will be reviewableNo board accountability
Best practice in clinical care is a base line requirementLegislated practice is a minimum requirement
Open Disclosure practice is a minimum requirementNo equivalent
Choice vs risk - Risk ManagementRisk avoidance
Clinicians demonstrate timely referrals to other organisations and health professionalsTimliness not critical
Anti-microbial stewardship – organisations are now expected to minimize infection related risks in two waysOnly expected to implement an effective infection control program

New ACQS Standards Map – a map to help you navigate the new required standards

To help you transition we’ve developed a Standards Summary Table that quickly references the new standards, so that you can understand them faster and a little easier.

Pride Living consultants work with hundreds of facilities so we bring broad exposure to what works in different settings. Our clients remain compliant while delivering best practice care and services in a financially sustainable way.

With our transition manual, resource portal, electronic updates, project plans, training materials and helpline, you can be confident you will be doing the right thing well!

To find out more about how we can help you with this transition, please contact Katrina Ong or on 0499 016 867.


The Pride Living Team

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