Office of Aged Care Quality and Compliance (OACQC)
Office of Aged Care Quality and Compliance
The Office of Aged Care Quality and Compliance (the Office) is located within the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. The Office is responsible for ensuring the quality and accountability of Australian Government-subsidised aged care services.
The Office manages national programs that seek to:
- ensure the safety and security of people in aged care services;
- promote good practice in delivery of aged care;
- enhance the skills and availability of the aged care workforce; and
- ensure the financial security of aged care residents.
- managing the Aged Care Complaints Scheme, the Community Visitors Scheme and the National Aged Care Advocacy Program;
- promoting the aged care sector's awareness of the importance of providing high quality of care; and
- the prudential regulation of approved providers charging accommodation bonds.
- extending the requirements for police checks for people working in aged care;
- enhancing the accreditation framework for residential aged care and the quality assurance arrangements for community based aged care; and
- increasing the number of nurses working in aged care.
- Delivering More Aged Care Places For Eastern Melbourne
- $25 Million for accommodation for aged and disadvantaged
- Christmas message – remember to check in on your elderly relatives and neighbours
- 6,500 more aged care places for older Australians
- Boost for Home and Community Care in Western Australia
- Better HealthCare Connections: Aged Care Multidisciplinary Care Coordination and Advisory Service Program
- Better Health Care Connections: Models for Short Term, More Intensive Health Care for Aged Care Recipients Program
- Encouraging Better Practice in Aged Care (EBPAC)
- Getting assistance from an SDAP Panel Member
- Service Development Assistance Panel Program Glossary
- 2012 National Aged Care Workforce Census and Survey – The Aged Care Workforce, 2012 – Final Report
- Australian Government Directory of Services for Older People 2012/13
- Living Longer. Living Better.
- Australian Government Response to the Productivity Commission's Caring for Older Australians Report
- Delirium Care Pathways