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Balancing act will test transition to new quality standards

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Balancing increased flexibility in care delivery with objectivity in assessment will likely lead to challenges in transitioning to new quality standards, writes Steve Collier.

Like most in the industry, I have been keeping a keen eye on developments from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

Two recent submissions spoke to issues often raised in conversations with our members. The first was that objective measures were needed for better quality regulation while the other advised the commission that aged care regulation was too rigid.

Of particular interest is the tension between calls for improved indicators of quality and person-centred care and the introduction of the less prescriptive Aged Care Quality Standards from 1 July.
 
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Unknown Author, 2019, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/about/)

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