Three SA Government-run aged care homes fail compliance standards

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The three homes (Minlaton’s Melaleuca Court (pictured), Disability SA’s Northgate aged care service and the Ira Parker facility) have either found to be non-compliant or have been sanctioned by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (ACQSC).

The state-run facilities make up just three of the total 23 homes across the state that ACQSC has found not to be up to standard – just two years after the Oakden scandal.

As we reported here in April, the 22-bed Ira Parker facility failed 19 of the 44 accreditation outcomes laid out by ACQSC. An audit of the home had been conducted following the death of a female resident as a result of a fire.

SA Minister for Human Services, Michelle Lensink, said that Department for Human Services had “acted immediately” to address the noncompliance at Northgate, and that this notice had since been downgraded to a “notice to remedy”.