St Basil’s is committed to working with the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (Commission) who are currently supporting aged care providers to understand and implement changes that will improve the quality of aged care.
The Australian Government is concentrating on addressing key recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
Four of the nine measures as part of the reforms are directly relevant to the regulation of aged care:
• expanding the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) into home care
• introducing a Code of Conduct for providers, workers and governing persons
• strengthening provider governance, and
• use of restrictive practices and consent.
St Basil’s have prepared for the changes and new requirements.
The Commission will also be producing resources that support aged care consumers and their families to understand how the reforms will deliver better outcomes, starting with the letter from the Commissioner below.
If you would like to learn more about the reforms, visit https://www.agedcareengagement.health.gov.au/reforms/
Read the letter addressed to aged care consumers and their representatives from the Commissioner, available in various languages below:
Att 1 - Commissioner letter to aged care consumers_Reforms_GREEK
Att 1 - Commissioner letter to aged care consumers_Reforms_CROATIAN
Att 1 - Commissioner letter to aged care consumers_Reforms_JAPANESE
Att 1 - Commissioner letter to aged care consumers_Reforms_RUSSIAN
Att 1 - Commissioner letter to aged care consumers_Reforms_CHINESE
Att 1 - Commissioner letter to aged care consumers_Reforms_ENGLISH