A nationwide pilot trial of new aged care Quality Indicators is set to begin in January, with providers now able to express interest in volunteering for the program.
Run by a consortium including PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), the Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA), and the University of Queensland, the program was developed in response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s final recommendations.
The six-week pilot – which will take into account consumer experience to ensure residents are heard – will support expansion of the existing QI program to incorporate a quality of life tool for residents as well as additional quality of care measures.
Once complete, the consortium will review results of the trial, then use it to build on the QI program and put forward findings for an evidence-based nationwide outcomes monitoring system.
Providers can find out more information and volunteer online.