Standards

This section links to resources explaining the standards applicable to those working in aged care, and the rights of those using these services.

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

  • Aged care support for First Nations People - Department of Health and Aged Care (2023) - About reforms being implemented in response to the Aged Care Royal Commission.
  • Our Care, Our Way, Our Future - Transforming care pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders - National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing and Aged Care Council (2021) - 5-Year Plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Aged Care (2021–2026) 

Aged Care Workers 

Consumers

  • The Charter of Aged Care Rights - Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (2022) - Video explaining how the Charter of Aged Care Rights protects the rights of consumers of Australian Government-funded aged care services.
  • Your right to quality care - MyAgedCare (2023) - The Charter of Aged Care Rights sets out the 14 rights that protect people receiving aged care. 
  • Reforming in-home Aged Care (video) - Department of Health and Aged Care (2023) - This webinar will update older people, their families and carers, and the aged care sector on in-home aged care reform.

General 

Nurses and Midwives 

Providers

  • Aged Care Quality Standards Fact Sheet - Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (2023) - Fact Sheet Aged Care Standards
  • Code of Conduct for Aged Care – information for providers - Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (2023) - About the Code of Conduct for Aged Care, introduced to improve the safety, health, well-being and quality of life for people receiving aged care, and to boost trust in services.
  • Code of Conduct for Aged Care - Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (2022) - This video provides an introduction to the Code of Conduct for Aged Care, for workers and providers.
  • Charter of Aged Care Rights (Providers) - Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (2022) - All approved providers are required to comply with the Aged Care Quality Standards (Quality Standards) which provide a framework for the core requirements of quality and safety in services. 

 

We welcome feedback. Please let us know what you think of the Aged Care Knowledge Hub and what resources you would like to see included. 

The Aged Care Knowledge Hub is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care under the Aged Care Nursing Clinical Placements Program.

 

The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.


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