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    Accreditation and Re-accreditation

    The Australian Aged Care Quality Agency accredits residential aged care services and flexible care services through which short-term restorative care (STRC services) is provided in a residential care setting. Accreditation is a key component of the aged care regulatory environment established by the Aged Care Act 1997.

    Accreditation seeks to assess a level of performance against established aged care quality standards and contributes to improved safety, quality and continuous improvement of services. Residential aged care services must be accredited to receive Australian Government subsidies. The accreditation of services includes the assessment of commencing services and the conduct of site audits for accredited or previously accredited services. The following pages detail these processes:

    Accreditation is supported by compliance monitoring of accredited services through assessment contacts and review audits.

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