Tinonee Gardens aged care facility could have accreditation revoked after failing to meet expected outcomes

AN aged care facility in Waratah has been granted an extra month to meet industry standards before its accreditation is revoked in November.

Tinonee Gardens The Multicultural Village will no longer be eligible for Federal Government subsidies unless it can implement the industry’s required standards of care by November 2.

Following an unannounced audit in June, in which Tinonee Gardens failed to meet 13 of the 44 expected outcomes required for accreditation, the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency decided to revoke the accreditation of the service from October 5, 2018.

Problems identified in the audit related to pain and continence management, skin care, privacy and dignity, behavioural management, regulatory compliance and clinical care.

Quality Agency chief executive, Nick Ryan, said following a request for reconsideration, they had extended the date of revocation to November 2, 2018.

“The additional time allows the approved provider to continue to implement measures required to protect the welfare of care recipients as a result of the revocation,” Mr Ryan said.

“A decision to revoke a service’s accreditation means the service is no longer eligible for government subsidies from the specified date of revocation.

“The Quality Agency will continue to monitor the quality of care at Tinonee Gardens in the coming months.”

Tinonee Gardens was sanctioned by the Department of Health twice in 14 months for failing to meet the national aged care accreditation standards.

A second Waratah nursing home, Bethel, was also sanctioned after failing to meet 21 of the 44 “expected outcomes” in May.

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