Along with the new Charter of Aged Care Rights which comes into force on July 1, there will also be new Aged Care Quality Standards. There are eight main areas which are shown in the graphic below.
The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission has produced resources for both providers and ‘consumers’ to help people understand the new standards.
The resources for consumers include a three-minute video explaining what the standards mean, educational graphics and information about what to do if you have a concern about the quality of your care or that of a family member or friend.
The main resource for providers is a booklet which looks in detail at each of the eight standards and how they should be met.
Further reports and resources can be found in the resources stream on our website.