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Government Releases New Charter for Aged Care Rights and Quality Standards

Dementia Australia has welcomed the new industry standards that came into effect from 1st of July 2019, as a reinforcement of the commitment by Government and the aged care industry to focus more strongly on consumer choice and engagement.

Ask the expert:

Maree McCabe, Dementia Australia CEO:

“The Charter of Aged Care Rights states that people receiving Australian Government funded aged care have the right to safe and high-quality care and services, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to have their identity, culture, and diversity valued and supported.”
 
“The new standards place consumers at the centre of their care and focuses on giving people greater choice and flexibility, as well as making it easier for consumers, their families and carers to understand the regulation and what can be expected from a service.”

The details:

More information on the new Charter and Standards can be found at www.agedcare.govcms.gov.au/ensuring-quality
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