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    Standards

    All providers of aged care services need to meet the applicable aged care quality standards. The Quality Agency is responsible for accrediting, reviewing and monitoring providers against quality standards to ensure high quality care for people accessing Australian Government subsidised aged care.

    Existing Standards

    The following quality standards are in place until July 2019:

    • Accreditation Standards (residential aged care)
    • Home Care Common Standards (home and community care)
    • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program Quality Standards
    • Flexible Care Standards for short-term restorative care

    Access information on each of these standards via our Existing Standards page.

    New Aged Care Quality Standards

    Subject to parliamentary processes, the new single set of Aged Care Quality Standards will come into law later in 2018 with assessment and monitoring against these new standards commencing from 1 July 2019. The Aged Care Quality Standards will replace the:

    • Accreditation Standards
    • Home Care Standards
    • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program Quality Framework Standards
    • Transition Care Standards.

    The Aged Care Quality Standards will apply to all aged care services including residential care, home care, flexible care and services under the Commonwealth Home Support Program.

    For more information, please see the new Aged Care Quality Standards pages