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Invitation to participate in a Consumer and Carer Forum regarding the implementation of quality indicators in aged care

KPMG invites you to attend one of five Consumer and Carer Forums to be held across Australia, to provide your input into the implementation of home and residential aged care indicators for quality of care and to discuss quality of life and consumer experience in aged care.  These forums seek to build on consultations held in May 2014.

The Department of Social Services (the Department) has been working with the National Aged Care Alliance Quality Indicators Reference Group (QIRG) to develop the voluntary National Aged Care Quality Indicator Programme for residential aged care services.  The objective is to implement a voluntary national quality indicator programme that comprises a set of evidence based quality indicators that are reliable and valid and supported by practical and reliable data collection.  The national programme is expected to commence from 2016.

Quality indicators will give consumers, their families and carers greater access to information about the quality of aged care services and inform their choices about the type of aged care services they use. The adoption of quality indicators is also an opportunity for providers to drive continuous quality improvement while being able to compare their performance with other similar services.

The first stage of the National Aged Care Quality Indicator Programme was to pilot the initial quality indicators of pressure injuries, unplanned weight loss and physical restraint in residential aged care.  The pilot is now nearing completion.  With the completion of the pilot, the Quality Indicator Programme is moving to plan for the implementation of the Quality Indicators, drawing on the experience of the pilot.

KPMG has been assisting the Department in managing the pilot and supporting the implementation of the National Aged Care Quality Indicator Programme.

Consumer and Carer Forums are detailed below:

State Venue Date Time
QLD KPMG, 71 Eagle St

Brisbane QLD

Thursday, 1 October 2015 2:30pm to 4:30pm
NSW KPMG, 10 Shelley St

Sydney NSW

Friday, 2 October 2015 10:00am to 12:00pm
WA KPMG, 235 St Georges Tce

Perth WA

Wednesday, 7 October 2015 2:30pm to 4:30pm
VIC KPMG, 147 Collins St

Melbourne VIC

Thursday, 8 October 2015 10:00am to 12:00pm
SA KPMG, 151 Pirie St

Adelaide SA

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 2:30pm to 4:30pm

How will the information I provide be used?

The information you provide will be used to develop a report to be provided to the Department, which will inform the implementation of the National Aged Care Quality Indicator Programme. The information you provide to us will be de-identified and you will not be named in the report. All information collected by KPMG is covered by our Privacy Policy.

Registration

To register to attend a Consumer and Carer Forum, please click here to register or call KPMG on 1800 881 436. Venues are wheelchair accessible.

Where can I get more information?

If you would like more information on the project, please contact KPMG at AU-FMACQIS@kpmg.com.au or on 1800 881 436 and further general information is available at Quality Indicators for Aged Care.

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