The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has just released a final report titled Care, Dignity and Respect, to set out a clear vision for the future of Aged Care in Australia. Findings cover the current systemic trends within the sector, leading on to major transformative solutions to guarantee a safe and dignified level of care for every resident.
Aged Care providers are set to become increasingly accountable for ensuring the compliance and competency of all personal care workers. This requires the introduction of simple and reliable systems to reduce the risk of non-compliance by digitally tracking and managing staff records. Standardised data collection and the ‘collect once, use many times’ principle were identified as core solutions for maintaining portable, digital records for every care worker.
Cloud-based technology is now available to enhance Aged Care in Australia by connecting workers, training bodies and employers into a single collaborative hub. Going forward, embracing technology will be essential for meeting these heightened expectations on quality of care.