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26 Aug 15

Aged Care Quality Indicators: Practical Aspects of their Introduction to Australia

In June 2011 the Productivity Commission recommended the publication of quality indicators at the service provider level. This was intended to assist care recipients and their families make informed choices about care, and to improve accountability for government subsidies received by providers.

In May 2014 Minister Fifield announced that three quality of care indicators, and a quality of life indicator, would be introduced initially. The three quality of care indicators are pressure injuries, unplanned weight loss and physical restraint.

KPMG have been appointed to work with the Department of Social Services to develop and pilot the quality indicators. The pilot involves two data collection cycles. The first pilot cycle commenced in May 2015 and involves piloting the first three quality of care indicators. The second pilot cycle will commence in July 2015 and involves additional piloting of at least one quality of life/consumer experience measure.

The purpose of the forum is to help policy makers and service providers understand practical aspects of the introduction of quality of aged care indicators to Australia. Topics include:

  • Use of aged care quality indicators in Ontario
  • Use of aged care quality indicators in Victoria
  • National quality indicators for aged care
  • Providing fair, intelligible information about aged care homes
  • Quality indicators from a consumer perspective
  • Quality indicators from a provider perspective
  • Quality indicators from an accreditation perspective
  • Usefulness of different quality indicators
  • Potential role of Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Presentations from our Experts:

Maree Cameron
Manager Quality Improvement Unit, Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

Dr Susan O'Brien
Director, Public Reports, Health Quality Ontario

Maaike de Vries
Health Quality Ontario

Michael Culhane
Branch Manager, Quality & Regulatory Policy Branch, Department of Social Services

Richard Rosewarne
Applied Age Care Solutions Pty Ltd

Trudy Sutton
General Manager Residential Services, ACH Group

Catherine Rosenbrock
State Manager Victoria/Tasmania, Australian Aged Care Quality Agency

Dr Richard Cumpston
Director, Australian Projections Pty Ltd

Mark Cooper-Stanbury
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Event Details

Event Date & Time: Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 8:30am - 1:00pm

Event Location: Australian National University, 132 Lennox Crossing, Acton, Canberra, ACT
Barton Theatre, Crawford School of Public Policy

Registrations Open: 11th May 15 12:00 AM

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AAG Members: $35.00
Non-Members: $70.00

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