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16 February 2019

Standards Wise has been called on by organisations and government across Australia to advise on the transition to the new Aged Care Quality Standards from the 1st July 2019. This has involved completing gap analysis across States, staff training in consumer focus/customer service, and the development/redesign of organisational policies.

This is the biggest change in aged care in the last 20 years and will bring about significant change. The Royal Commission into Ageing is also expected to recommend reforms to the industry as it struggles to cope with safety concerns, higher community expectations, and outdated approaches and attitudes to ageing.

16 February 2019

Standards Wise has been engaged extensively by a national accrediting authority on the development, benchmarking, trialling, and implementation of the QIC 7th Edition. This also included development of a policy manual and resource guide. The QIC 7th edition has proved popular among providers as a comprehensive set of quality standards often superior to ISO.

Our Principal was invited to be on the expert panel to develop the standards and later trial these. A key focus was on strengthening the standards to view diversity in its broadest sense and assess inclusive practice.

10 January 2019

The Principal and associates of Standards Wise recently undertook for compulsory training for assessors to assess organisations against the new 2nd Edition. This was an extensive course which also involved a 10 module course for understanding and assessing services from a cultural perspective for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The new NSQHS Standards have much higher requirements for governance and consumer and community engagement. This will be a challenge for some practices and organisations to understand how this applies and implement effective strategies to meet the standards.

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