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    December 2015 

    • Be prepared
    • CEO message
    • Consumer Directed Care and the Home Care Standards – Where can it take you?
    • Fire sprinkler systems
    • Aged Care Complaints Scheme changes effective from 1 January 2016
    • Quality in a consumer directed environment
    • Our experience with QHome
    • Home Care Quality review guidelines
    • Virtual dementia experience -
    • iPad connects seniors
    • NSW Meals on Wheels Innovation Award 2015
    • Better Practice 2016

    Dec 2015 Quality Standard PDF

    November 2015

    • Better Practice Awards 2015
    • CEO message
    • Update on the National Aged Care Quality Indicator programme
    • Focus on an expected outcome from the Practices and processes guide
    • Consumer Directed Care and the Home Care Standards 

    Nov 2015 Quality Standard (PDF)


    October 2015

    • It's not what you say, it's how you make me feel
    • Message from the CEO
    • A new Minister for Aged Care
    • Updated Aged Care Complaints Scheme guidelines now available
    • Updated one-day workshop on Making the most of complaints
    • Putting consumers front and centre
    • Our use of palliative care services has doubled over the last decade
    • Practices and processes guide - focus on expected outcome 2.4 Service user reassessment
    • Legal implications of consumer directed care

    Oct 2015 Quality Standard (PDF)

    September 2015
    • Practices and processes guide now available
    • CEO message 
    • Practices and Processes guide as a self-assessment tool – for home care providers
    • On the lookout for speakers for Better Practice 2016
    • Maggie Beer ‘Creating an Appetite for Life’ education program
    • More home-like dining at Lyndoch Living
    • A ‘cook off’ that led to a cookbook
    • Improving the early assessment and treatment of stroke
    • Help with continence management
    • Help with bariatric clients

    Sept 2015 Quality Standard (PDF)

    August 2015
    • Let's talk about quality  
    • CEO message
    • Better Practice Awards update
    • Calling all papers for Better Practice conferences 2016
    • Access to spiritual care can improve mental health
    • Award for program that embraces and celebrates diversity in the workplace
    • The power of the word

    Aug 2015 Quality Standard (PDF)

     July 2015
    • We've gone green
    • CEO message
    • Better Practice 2016 - save the date!
    • Changes to our website
    • Rainbow cakes are for everyone
    • National Quality Indicator Programme
    • Aged care approval round to open in August
    • Managing accreditation performance
    • Understanding quality review
    • Identifying 'goals of care' will help Aussies die better
    • Decision Assist 

    Jul 2015 Quality Standard (PDF)

     June 2015

    • Better Practice Awards 2015 - Nominations are now open!
    • Message from the Chief Executive Officer
    • Better Practice Award nominations - want to talk to someone about your nomination?
    • New accreditation fees from 1 July 2015
    • CDC : As easy as focusing on ABC
    • Practices and processes guide for home care - draft version now available
    • Understanding quality review - for home care
    • Qhome version 2 now available
    • It takes a community... Better Practice conferences highlight the importance of relationships
    • Emergency preparedness and resilience: An older person's perspective
    • Lifeview and the virtual forest
    • Consumers will benefit from CDC - University of Adelaide

    June 2015 Quality Standard (PDF)

    May 2015

    • Dumpling and Tiny bring playful engagement to life
    • Message from the CEO
    • The importance of the reference check
    • David Sheard and the UK 'Butterfly Household' comes to Australia
    • Future readiness review tool
    • Use of aged care services
    • Exercise most effective for improving emotional wellbeing in older people
    • Aiming for the rainbow Ageing LGBTI people fear aged care discrimination
    • Notifying care recipients of an assessment
    • Applying for re-accreditation?
    • Prescribing, dispensing and recording from medication charts - for NSW aged care homes
    • National guidelines for spiritual care
    • Better Practice Award winners - The Clay Village Project - The Orchards Aged Care
    • Research on the experiences of ageing - it's not all bad!
    • Dementia Dynamics fellowships awarded to carers

    May 2015 Quality Standard (PDF)

    April 2015
    • The industry education needs analysis - what, why and how
    • Message from the Chief Executive Officer
    • General data on current number of approved service providers
    • What did we ask you?
    • The findings - what you told us
    • What next?
    • A quick guide to our education products and services
    • Your say

    Apr 2015 Quality Standard (PDF)

     March 2015
    • Tom travels down memory lane
    • Message from the CEO
    • Norman Swan keynote speaker at Better Practice 2015
    • New one day workshop unlocks the toolkit of assessment
    • Support for people in aged care with severe symptoms of dementia
    • Amendment to the Quality of Care Principles 2014
    • Industry feedback alert - identifying care needs in respite care
    • What does it mean to die well?
    • Basic home fire safety - advice for home care service providers
    • Healthy eating guide for older people with diabetes
    • Passion for person-centred care wins Better Practice Award for Hall and Prior's Mosman Park

    Mar 20165Quality Standard (PDF)

    February 2015
    • Hello, goodbye and happy birthday
    • Message from the Chief Executive Officer
    • Change Day 2015
    • Social isolation still a major issue for people with dementia
    • Home care providers - Are you ready for consumer directed care?
    • What is 'quality continence care'?
    • An award-winning brew from Café Monte
    • Residential Aged Care Communique
    • It's never too late to hear better
    • Better Practice Award winners - Montefiore Jewish Home,
    • Better Practice Award winners - Vasey RSL
    • Better Practice Award winners - Life Care
    • Dates and locations for Better Practice 2015 

    Feb 2015 Quality Standard (PDF)

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