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Residential Aged Care

Quality and safety in residential aged care

ACCPA supports residential aged care providers by engaging with government and stakeholders on funding, policy and reform issues.

Residential aged  care covers two of the five pillars for aged care reform flowing from the Aged Care Royal Commission. Residential aged care facilities must provide quality care and services, manage fees and charges and meet Australian Government requirements. The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission monitors quality of care and services. To support providers in meeting the Aged Care Quality Standards, ACCPA offers two reliable, robust quality systems:

  • ACCPA Safety and Quality Management System (SQMS)
  • ACCPA Quality Portal

Nursing Transition to Practice Programs

ACCPA offers tailored Transition to Practice programs for graduate nurses in their first year of clinical practice and for experienced nurses who are transitioning to aged and community care or working towards new leadership roles.

24/7 Registered Nurses in residential aged care

The new requirement for Registered Nurses to be on site 24/7 in aged care homes from 1 July 2023 is an important step towards ensuring that residents have access to the best possible care. To learn more, read ACCPA’s submission and media release.

Adopting My Health Record in residential aged care

ACCPA and the Australian Digital Health Agency are supporting
providers to adopt My Health Record in their resident information systems. The My Health Record Readiness Toolkit helps providers assess the implementation resources required.

Palliative care support from ELDAC

ACCPA is a partner of End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) who provide information, guidance, and resources to health professionals and aged care workers to support palliative care and advance care planning to improve the care of older Australians.