Quality Framework for National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program
The Office of Aged Care Quality and Compliance (OACQC) manages the Quality Framework for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program (the Program).
The Program aims to provide quality, flexible and culturally appropriate aged care to older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people close to their home and community. Services funded under the Program can deliver a flexible mix of residential and community based aged care services that can change as the care needs of the communities vary. Communities are encouraged to participate in all aspects of service provision from planning through to the operation of services.
There are currently 29 services funded under the Program with the majority located in very remote or remote areas.
The development of a culturally appropriate Quality Framework for the Program is one of a number of Government measures which aim to improve the long-term quality of aged care services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The Quality Framework was developed with the support of service providers and includes a set of quality Standards and a process for monitoring achievements against the Standards, designed to assist service providers to continuously improve their services.