Under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (Quality and Safeguards Commission and Other Measures) Transitional Rules 2018, all residential aged care providers who were providing support to NDIS participants on 1 December 2020 have received automatic NDIS registration for assistance with daily living in a group or shared living environment, while new providers of dual supports will need to apply. These services are now required to demonstrate compliance with the NDIS Practice Standards and Quality Indicators as well as the Aged Care Quality Standards (ACQS). Similarly, MOA recognises that many organisations who provide Home Care also deliver NDIS supports, and so are maintaining quality management systems that meet both sets of standards.
It has been acknowledged, however, that ‘the two systems fail to “dovetail” together in a practical and viable way’. Many organisations are, for example, now required to update their worker screening, behaviour support and restrictive practices authorisation processes. To assist our aged care partner providers in facing the challenges of maintaining regulatory compliance, and to support them in continuously improving outcomes for consumers, MOA has developed dual-aligned audit programs based on our existing ACQS schedules. These new programs focus on integrating NDIS Practice Standard outcomes and indicators with the requirements of the ACQS, minimising the additional administrative burden for providers. Our dual-aligned programs offer tailored systems for both residential and home care services.
If you would like to find out more or subscribe to one of our dual-aligned programs, please complete the form below, and one of our team will be in contact.