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The Eight Aged Care Quality Standards | Gratitude in-home care

In aged care, every individual deserves to receive dignity, respect and quality services as a fundamental right. The Aged Care Quality Standards outline the criteria for exemplary care provision. These quality standards are a compliance requirement set by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission. The eight quality standards are as follows:

Standard 1: Consumer Dignity & Choice
Reflects concepts of self-worth, choice, and respect for diversity.
Ensures dignity, cultural safety, choice, independence, privacy, and clear communication.

Standard 2: Assessment & Planning
Guides providers in planning personalised care based on assessments.
Focuses on identifying needs, preferences, and goals, with regular reviews.

Standard 3: Personal & Clinical Care
Ensures safe, effective personal and clinical care.
Addresses end-of-life care, mental health, infection control, and timely referrals.

Standard 4: Daily Living Support
Offers safe, effective support to promote independence and well-being.
Covers emotional, spiritual, and psychological well-being, along with meal and equipment quality.

Standard 5: Service Environment
Promotes a welcoming, functional environment that enhances independence and interaction.
Ensures safety, cleanliness, and suitability of furniture, fittings, and equipment.

Standard 6: Feedback & Complaints
Requires accessible, confidential, and fair systems for feedback and complaint resolution.
Encourages consumer engagement, advocates, and continuous improvement.

Standard 7: Human Resources
Demands a skilled, respectful workforce equipped for safe, quality care.
Focuses on competency, training, support, and performance assessment.

Standard 8: Organizational Governance
Holds governing bodies accountable for promoting safe, inclusive care.
Emphasizes consumer engagement, effective governance, and risk management.

 

For more information, visit the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission website at:https://www.agedcarequality.gov.au/providers/quality-standards

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Home Care Package Self-management and Fully Comprehensive Packages | Aged Care | Gratitude in-home care

We are a National Provider of home care package services. We offer three options of packages with varying levels of self-management of the home care package services.

 

We provide fully self-managed services at a 15% monthly fee. Clients arrange the supports they require, we verify the services were completed and process the invoices on a weekly basis.

 

Our Semi self-managed services are provided at a 20% monthly fee. We will assist with arranging all supports required apart from support workers

 

Our fully-comprehensive package is provided at a 25% monthly fee. We assist clients with arranging all supports including support workers.

 

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Support Worker and Home Care Client Comment On The Services Provided By Gratitude In-Home Care | Aged Care | Gratitude in-home care

One of our experienced support workers talks about her experience working for Gratitude In-home Care and the differences between her experience working with us in home care services compared to her experience working in residential aged care.


One clients that has been with us for a few years comments about the services and the support workers that Gratitude In-home Care provides.


We have packages to suit varying levels of self-management as well as a fully comprehensive service offering.


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significant progress in finding a cure for type one diabetes | Aged Care | Gratitude in-home care

Researchers at a Melbourne institute have made significant progress in finding a cure for type one diabetes, coming closer to rewiring insulin production for affected individuals. The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute identified two drugs capable of regenerating insulin production in damaged pancreatic cells. This breakthrough can restore insulin production within just 48 hours. Unlike current pharmaceutical options that manage blood glucose levels but don’t prevent the destruction of insulin-producing cells, these drugs present a promising, disease-modifying treatment for type one diabetes.

 

Sof Andrikopoulos, CEO of the Australian Diabetes Society, praised the research, highlighting its potential to eliminate the burden of frequent insulin injections or pumps for individuals with type one diabetes. The discovery could significantly improve their quality of life, potentially reducing injections from multiple times a day to once a day or even eliminating the need for injections entirely, essentially offering a cure for diabetes. Diabetes Australia welcomed the research, emphasising its encouraging implications for those living with type one diabetes and the broader global fight against diabetes, affecting close to two million Australians and over 530 million adults worldwide.

 

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Star Ratings For Nursing Homes Indicate Improvement | Aged Care | Gratitude in-home care

A year after its launch, Aged Care Star Ratings indicates a noteworthy improvement in the quality of aged care facilities nationwide. The data reveals a substantial increase in the number of homes achieving 4 and 5-star ratings, with 1,329 homes (54%) delivering good or excellent care, marking a 15% improvement in the past 12 months. Conversely, homes needing improvement have decreased, with 54 homes (2%) now receiving 1 and 2 stars, a decrease of 152 since the previous year.

Star Ratings provides previously unavailable data, allowing a comprehensive evaluation of aged care home performance. This transparency enables older individuals, their families, and caregivers to compare services, fostering a culture of continuous improvement among providers. The inaugural year of Star Ratings demonstrates an increase in the time devoted by nurses and care workers to older individuals, resulting in better care for the elderly, as 12% more aged care homes now achieve acceptable care levels.

The positive developments signify a promising shift in aged care, indicating a commitment to ongoing improvement. Star Ratings, accessed 634,592 times on the My Aged Care website, offers a user-friendly format categorizing performance across Residents’ Experience, Compliance, Staffing, and Quality Measures, ultimately calculating an Overall Star Rating. Minister for Aged Care Anika Wells acknowledges the positive impact of Star Ratings, emphasizing its role in lifting the standard of aged care and providing benchmarking opportunities for providers.

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End Of Year Celebration | Aged Care | Gratitude in-home care

This year we invited clients and staff to all catch up and celebrate 2023 coming to a close with some games, music, awards, and food.

 

 It was such a great day, and it was good to see some people getting involved in the fancy dress.


We wish everyone a fantastic holiday season.

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Medicare Bulk Billing Incentive | Aged Care | Gratitude in-home care

Medicare is introducing a revamped system to encourage General Practitioners (GPs) to prioritise the bulk billing of vulnerable patients, signalling a financial boost for healthcare providers. These changes, set to take effect starting this Wednesday, involve a substantial increase in incentives for GPs who offer bulk billing services to pensioners, concession card holders, and children. This strategic move was previously unveiled in the federal budget, responding to a concerning decline in the rates of bulk billing.

 

Under the revised scheme, GPs practicing in urban areas will receive an additional $20.65 bonus per eligible patient, while their counterparts in regional areas will benefit from an almost $40 bonus. Health Minister Mark Butler emphasised that these augmentations are in direct response to calls from the medical community.

 

Mark Butler stated, “It’s a significant boost in confidence and funding for a sector that I believe is currently facing one of the most challenging periods in its 40-year history under Medicare. Many clinics have pledged to return to bulk billing, and those contemplating a change are now more likely to continue offering bulk billing to the more than 11 million Australians who rely on this service.”

 

The anticipated cost of these new incentives over the next five years is estimated at $3.5 billion. Health Minister Butler clarified that the bulk billing incentives are a part of a comprehensive $6 billion package aimed at fortifying the healthcare sector, including enhancements to the Medicare rebate.

 

The President of the Australian Medical Association, Steve Robson, acknowledged the significance of these incentives in providing substantial cost of living relief. He stressed that this substantial investment marks the starting point for bolstering the sustainability of general practice in Australia, emphasizing the need for continued collaboration with the government to develop new programs and initiatives that ensure affordable and accessible GP-led care for all patients.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month | Aged Care | Gratitude in-home care


National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is observed every October, shedding light on the crucial aspects of breast cancer care. By extension, we invite you to be a part of a movement that extends beyond awareness, urging people to take action, support one another, and offer immediate help to women in need.

Unfortunately, not all women facing breast cancer have equal access to essential care and resources. Given that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, it’s imperative that we seek improved solutions. As a top-rated charity, your donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) directly benefits women in need, providing them with support, resources, and hope.

For additional information and opportunities to get involved, please visit https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month/.

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Self-Management Packages For As Little As 15% of Home Care Package | Aged Care | Gratitude in-home care

Self-management allows seniors more flexibility with the services they choose to receive with their home care package.

 

Seniors can organise their own contractors, support staff, Allied Health professionals, and aging related purchases.

 

The lower fees leave seniors with more funding that can be spent on more support services or aging related purchases.

 

Self-managed Packages are available for as little as 15% of seniors’ Home Care Package.

 

Learn more about our Self-managed and fully managed packages here.

 

Get in touch for any in-home aged care support inquiries or to book a free consultation!

 

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World Osteoporosis Day | Aged Care | Gratitude in-home care

World Osteoporosis Day 

Tomorrow is a day of global importance as it marks World Osteoporosis Day. The significance lies in the troubling statistics: one in three women and one in five men aged 50 and older will experience an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime. The root of this issue is osteoporosis, a condition that renders bones brittle and fragile, causing them to break from seemingly minor incidents like a stumble, a bump, a sneeze, or a sudden movement. These fractures, stemming from osteoporosis, have serious consequences, including life-threatening outcomes and enduring pain and disability.

Preventing Osteoporosis and Fractures

Preventing osteoporosis and its associated fractures is possible, but it requires early action. These fractures have a far-reaching impact on people globally, placing significant socio-economic burdens on society and healthcare systems. Despite the presence of effective medical treatments to reduce fractures, only a minority of individuals, both men and women, receive the necessary care.

In fact, only 20% of individuals with osteoporotic fractures are accurately diagnosed and treated for the underlying disease, osteoporosis. An alarming example from 2010 in Europe underscores this concern when 12.3 million individuals at high risk for osteoporotic fractures remained untreated.

Taking Action for Prevention

So, what can you do to protect your bone health and reduce the risk of fractures?

  1. Exercise: Incorporate regular exercise into your routine to keep your bones and muscles active. Focus on weight-bearing, muscle-strengthening, and balance-enhancing exercises.
  2. Nutrition: Maintain a diet rich in bone-healthy nutrients, such as calcium, vitamin D, and protein. Safe exposure to sunlight can help ensure adequate vitamin D levels.
  3. Risk Factors: Identify and discuss any risk factors you may have with your healthcare provider. Pay special attention if you’ve had prior fractures, have a family history of osteoporosis, or are taking medications that impact bone health.
  4. Testing & Treatment: Get tested and seek treatment if necessary. If you fall into the high-risk category, you’ll likely require medication and lifestyle adjustments to protect yourself against fractures.

Osteoporosis Risk Check

Discover if you have common risk factors by using the Osteoporosis Risk Check at https://riskcheck.osteoporosis.foundation/.

If you’re over 50 and have one or more risk factors, it’s advisable to discuss these with your physician and request an evaluation of your bone health status. Lifestyle changes may be recommended, and for those at high risk, medication may be prescribed to offer optimal protection against fractures. Your proactive steps can make a significant difference in preventing the devastating consequences of osteoporosis.

Get in touch for any in-home aged care support inquiries or to book a free consultation!

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