Only a few days and the new year begins, it hardly seems 12 months since 2017 began, is it because I am getting older that times seems to be moving faster, or is technology speeding everything up. Regardless, I don’t have the answer, but I certainly want to wish you all a very healthy and prosperous 2018, and hope that most of your New Years resolutions are achieved.
One big wish for me this new year is that we can find some Quality Patient Care standards throughout ALL Nursing homes in Australia. I understand that the Accreditation standards cover:
1. Management systems, staffing and organisational development
2. Health and personal care
3. Care recipient’s lifestyle
4. Physical environment and safe systems
So, why do we hear so much about abuse and neglect to Patient Care in a number of nursing homes throughout Australia? Something is missing from the systems and staffing, that residents are missing out on the attention and support they deserve, and most pay highly for.
The Australian Aged Care Quality Agency is working with the aged care industry, consumers and other key stakeholders to develop guidelines and supporting material for the draft quality standards being developed by the Department of Health. This is in line with their commitment to improving quality in aged care, through developing education and guidance material that helps ensure compliance with the aged care standards.
To register for updates/announcements about the development of new guidance material related to draft standards and the Single Aged Care Quality Framework, please submit your details via their Subscribe to updates form.
Join in and have your say, we need to know that the nursing facilities are more like ‘homes’ and we would be happy to live in them in our latter years of life.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL, and don’t forget, we at Special Care Clothing Solutions design and manufacture dignified and comfortable clothing for people with limited mobility, as we care about your family, and their freedom from painful dressing.