Residential aged care quality indicators
The National Aged Care Quality Indicator Program (QI Program) has started with three Quality Indicators for residential aged care. Residential facilities nationally can now take up the opportunity to collect and report on the following:
- pressure injuries
- use of physical restraint
- unplanned weight loss
These indicators draw on extensive work undertaken internationally and nationally, including the indicators in use by the Victorian Government in their public sector residential aged care services.
The Australian Government piloted the Quality Indicators in 2015 with approximately 350 residential facilities.
Facilities choosing to participate in the QI Program are identified on their facility page on the My Aged Care website.
The icon will show after a residential facility has submitted their first quarter of QI data and will disappear if no data is submitted for two consecutive quarters.
Quality Indicator information will be published in the future on the My Aged Care website after consultation with peak bodies, providers and consumers.
Questions or comments about the quality of life and consumer experience measures can be emailed to AgedCareReformEnquiries@health.gov.au.