Response 69506622

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Introduction

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

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

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More detail about you

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

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

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NSW
VIC
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WA
SA
TAS
ACT
NT

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

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Metropolitan
Ticked Regional
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, sometimes
No
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Text box for suggestions about improving consumer outcomes
4. Delivering lifestyle services and supports Standard 4 suggests that a consumer's interest can be fostered, and opportunities can be provided to participate in activities. I have found there is great emphasis to suggest activities with the underlying suggestion that without social interaction, an individual may become depressed or the quality of life may suffer. I would like to see it more emphasised that there are some, who prefer to be alone. Personally I have lived an independent life for a very long time, and have many projects that make my life rewarding without looking for social outings.

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

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Suggestions - are organisational statements and requirements achievable
I think there will always be limitations for a provider to totally understand what a consumer may prefer, as the charter appears to be: - encourage and support consumers to engage in social activity and to participate in a wide range of interests and activities of interest to them - take part in community life It is important for a provider to listen and hear that a consumer wants to live quietly and peacefully without a social life.

12. Are the draft standards measurable?

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

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No
Text Box for gaps in draft standards
Preference of consumers to live as they wish, without being jollied along to conform to how it is perceived what is needed for a happy life.

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

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Specific suggestions about each draft standard

19. Do you have any specific suggestions in relation to draft Standard 4: Delivering lifestyle services and supports? If so, what are they?

Text box suggestions in relation to draft Standard 4: Delivering lifestyle services and supports
As previously mentioned