ROSSMOYNE Waters aged- care facility passed its Federal accreditation with flying colours, according to the Adventist Residential Care (ARC) management.
Facility manager Helen Hunter said she was eager to announce the tri-annual accreditation result to assure residents, families and locals that the quality of care was top notch at the home.
“Our excellent results demonstrate all the hard work and team effort of our staff,” she said.
Aged-care homes must be accredited by the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency before they have authority to operate and be eligible for government funding. While the agency visits aged-care homes several times each year, every three years a full assessment of each aged-care home determines ongoing accreditation.
A re-accreditation audit against the 44 expected outcomes of the Accreditation Standards was conducted at ARC in the areas of management systems, staffing and organisational development, health and personal care, care recipient lifestyle and physical environment and safe systems.
ARC chief executive Gary Blagden said the team was an essential service to the frail and vulnerable. “The outcome is clear evidence that our aged-care program is delivering a holistic and appreciated service ministry and one of which every church member should be proud. We have a fantastic team and a very positive community,” he said.
Resident Janette Johnstone, staff member Michelle Bloem and facility Manager Helen Hunter. Picture: Robin Kornet