Residential Care Accreditation Standards and Accreditation

Information on residential care standards and accreditation.

Page last updated: 02 September 2013

All residential aged care services are required to maintain standards. To meet these standards, services must provide high quality care, including:

  • working within a continuous improvement framework
  • making required improvements
Service providers must also ensure that they have appropriately qualified staff with the right mix of skills to meet residents' needs. The standards cover all aspects of residents' needs from health and personal care and safety to a range of lifestyle matters including independence, privacy and dignity. Aged care facilities that meet these standards are accredited. Service providers that do not meet these standards may be subject to sanctions.

Further information can be found at the following links:
Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency - Reports
Information about accreditation and accredited homes

Summary of facilities with Exceptional Circumstances determinations
Information on accreditation of aged care facilities including Determinations under section 42-5 of the Aged Care Act 1997

Information on certification in residential aged care which aims at improving the physical quality of Australian Government funded residential aged care buildings.

Residential Aged Care Sanctions
Information about sanctions, and homes which have had sanctions imposed on them.