Submitted to the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care.

Our submission gives feedback and recommendations to strengthen the Draft Revised Aged Care Quality Standards.

We particularly welcome Standard 6 (Food and Nutrition), and especially the addition of a requirement for providers to ensure menus in residential aged care are developed and reviewed with the input of chefs/cooks and an Accredited Practising Dietitian. In Standard 5 (Clinical Care) we most welcome a requirement for providers to implement processes to recognise, monitor and manage malnutrition and dehydration.

Although we consider the draft Standards to be a significant improvement on the current Standards, we believe there is room for improvement, as outlined in this submission.

To read our recommendations, download the full submission.

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