ALLITY TOPICKS | OCTOBER 2019

About the National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program

4 October 2019
By Glen Hurley, Chief Operations Officer

 

About the National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program

From 1 July 2019, the National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program is mandatory for all Commonwealth subsidised residential aged care services.

Quality indicators measure aspects of service provision which contribute to the quality of care and services given by the provider, and to care recipients’ quality of life and experiences.

The objectives of the National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program are:

From 1 July 2019, all Commonwealth subsidised residential aged care services must collect and provide quality indicator data to the Department of Health against the following quality indicators:

The information is gathered through routine care processes and submitted to the Department of Health.

Providers of aged care will be able to compare their results with a national data set. The timeframes and format of when this data will be available to Allity is unclear. In the meantime Allity will continue to use its internal data sets to continuously improve.

 

Source: Department of Health Website

 

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