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Accreditation for RACF’s is coming around in 2015

For most facilities the next major round of accreditation for registered aged care facilities is coming around in 2015. Whilst you may think this a long time away, as you know the preparation required is can be immense. Jasda Physiotherapy is there to assist you with providing all the documentation you need in regards to your pain management and general mobility programs. We find this time useful in working very closely with you to ensure we achieve the best outcomes in all areas that relate to physiotherapy.

What should I do before submitting your application for re-accreditation?

Your re-accreditation application is important. If you are about to submit an application for re-accreditation, please read the following information carefully. This will ensure there are no delays or problems in processing renewal of the residential aged care home’s accreditation.

ACSA cannot proceed with an application unless it is valid (as required in the Accreditation Grant Principles 2011). To ensure the application is valid, check the following:

  1. The Accreditation Agency approved application form is used and completed in all respects including administrative information.
  2. The appropriate fee is paid for all of the allocated places in the residential aged care home. If you are paying the fees via EFT, the RACS ID must be included in the EFT reference line. If submitting multiple applications at the same time, please ensure each residential aged care home has a separate EFT payment and that the applicable RACS id is referenced in each EFT payment. More information on fees.
  3. Confirmed your undertaking for continuous improvement.

For your application for accreditation – please download the self-assessment prompt sheet.

Please contact us as soon as possible to start working and helping you with your preparation for accreditation. Contact us on 9683 2222 email us on

Aged Care Best Practice Awards 2013 Announced

The Aged Care Standard and Accreditation have announced their winners for the best practice for 2013. The Accreditation Agency’s annual Better Practice Awards recognise innovation, quality improvement and better practice in aged care across five award categories:

  • Environmental management/living environment;
  • Health and personal care;
  • Innovation;
  • Resident lifestyle; and
  • Staff development and retention.

The Accreditation Agency’s Chair, Dr Andrew Refshauge, congratulated the Better Practice Award winners.

Jasda Physiotherapy congratulate all the winners from across the country. Having been working in this industry for over 16 years, I am always surprised by what facilities continue to strive for in providing the best quality care for our senior citizens.