AMA Submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee on the Effectiveness of the Aged Care Quality Assessment and accreditation framework for protecting residents from abuse and poor practices, and ensuring proper clinical and medical care
29 Aug 2017
- Medical practitioners should be included as part of the aged care workforce to ensure residents of aged care facilities are receiving quality care.
- The aged care sector needs a contemporary system that embraces information technology (IT) infrastructure for patient management.
- There needs to be clear, specific, and confidential complaints referral pathways in each RACF so information on complaints processes are easily accessible to both residents and staff.
- The aged care system needs an overarching, independent, Aged Care Commissioner that provides a clear, well-communicated, governance hierarchy that brings leadership and accountability to the aged care system.