BTW there are also volunteer groups that do this. I was part of one in Brisbane with my church. You'd have a list of ppl usually 4-6 that you would visit at least once a month to just visit/check on them.
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23-01-2016 13:08 #12Senior Member
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I wonder about the legality of entering an aged care facility (presumably without their 'express' permission as you're being paid by the clients family) for the purposes of formally assessing their care. They have trained qualified people that undertake accreditation and assessment including spot checks so I shouldn't imagine this would go down well.
I think the purpose of your idea is to check on whether people who are receiving care are receiving quality care/what they are paying for/not being neglected? Or is it to assess their general wellbeing to see if they need care? If so there are plenty of ages care assessment services that do this (often at no cost).
It's not a service I would pay for sorry. I live in the same state as my parents. If they were interstate I would visit periodically and if they had care needs I would communicate directly with the care provider. I also think $88 for a 20 minute visit is quite steep (especially if no tertiary level quals).
23-01-2016 23:05 #13
As a practical matter, how would you get in to an aged care facility to do the check? Most would have a front desk i would think to check on who's coming and going, and lots would have locked doors to stop residents, esoecially those with dementia, wandering.
I am also sceptical that you could do much more than a cursory review in 20 min. Like PPs have said, aged care accreditation and review is serious business, not something you could meaningfully consider in 20 min.
23-01-2016 23:40 #14
24-01-2016 00:28 #15
I guess that I just feel that in the absence of any kind of care coordination or linkages to service providers it is just adding another intrusive step (because the ras or acat assessment will need to be done regardless, if they are at the beginning of their journey) in what can a difficult process for an older person.
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