Response 661846983

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Introduction

2. Are you answering on behalf of an organisation? If so, please provide your organisation's name.

Please select one item
Yes
Ticked No

3. Do you give consent for your submission to be published in whole or in part?

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(Required)
Ticked Yes
No

More detail about you

4. What role best describes you? Please select all that apply.

Please select all that apply
Ticked Aged care consumer, including family and/or carer
Aged care service provider
Aged care worker/professional
Aged care advocate
Peak body - consumer
Peak body - provider
Peak body - professional
Other - please specify below

5. Do you identify with any special needs groups, or, does your organisation provide support or services to any special needs groups? Please select all that apply.

Please select all that apply
People from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
People from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds
Ticked People who live in rural or remote areas
People who are financially or socially disadvantaged
People who are veterans of the Australian Defence Force or an allied defence force including the spouse, widow or widower of a veteran
People who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless
People who are care leavers (which includes Forgotten Australians, Former Child Migrants and Stolen Generations)
Parents separated from their children by forced adoption or removal
People from lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans/transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities.

6. Where do you live, or, where does your organisation operate? Please select all that apply.

Please select all that apply
NSW
Ticked VIC
QLD
WA
SA
TAS
ACT
NT

7. What is your location, or, the location where your organisation operates. Please select all that apply.

Please select all that apply
Metropolitan
Regional
Ticked Rural/Remote

General questions about the draft standards

10. Do the consumer outcomes in the draft standards reflect the matters that are most important to consumers?

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Yes, always
Ticked Yes, mostly
Yes, sometimes
No
Don't know
Text box for suggestions about improving consumer outcomes
They reflect how my mother would like to be looked after. The areas regarding choice would probably confuse her - she does not want to have to make choices.

11. Are the organisation statements and requirements in the draft standards achievable for providers?

Please select one item
Yes, always
Yes, mostly
Yes, sometimes
No
Ticked Don't know
Suggestions - are organisational statements and requirements achievable
I am not a provider. I think they would be able to achieve these, certainly where my mother is.

12. Are the draft standards measurable?

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Yes, always
Yes, mostly
Yes, sometimes
No
Ticked Don't know
Text box - suggestions are draft standards measurable
A lot of these type of things are open to different people's interpretation. I know in some aged care homes things change for department visits! There should be more communication with the people in care.

13. Are there any gaps in the draft standards? If so, what are they?

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Yes
Ticked No
Text Box for gaps in draft standards
Not qualified to comment.

14. Is the wording and the intent of the draft standards clear?

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Yes, always
Yes, mostly
Ticked Yes, sometimes
No
Don't know
Text box for suggestions about how wording and intent could be improved
Too wordy.

Other Comments

24. Do you have any other comments or suggestions about the draft standards?

Text box - any other comments or suggestions
I think the survey is really aimed at the providers and other groups. My mother would have no chance (or interest) in completing a survey in this format. I find it too have to read, comprehend and comment on this as well. My concern is that I think the target audience will not have much representation. I don't know how you fix that - possibly smaller surveys done more often? Possibly face to face talking to people like my mother. At the end of the day, there will be good homes and not so good homes and I don't really think this will change it. A good home is driven by it's culture - not the rules.