Health care accreditation is public recognition by a health care accreditation body of the achievement of accreditation standards by a health care organisation such as Silver Chain Group.

Being accredited demonstrates through an independent external peer assessment, that the organisation has achieved a high level of performance in relation to the quality delivery of care and accomplishment of the standards.

Our national Best Care Strategic Quality and Safety Framework (Best Care Framework) provides guidance for all involved with Silver Chain to achieve the Best Care experience for our clients and consumers.

Nationally recognised accreditations

We are committed to upholding and delivering the highest standard of service. Accreditation is one way we assure the community that we meet the high standard set for service providers and the level of care and service consumers can expect from our service. We strive for quality in all that we do, from our research and internal processes to delivery of client-centred care. The actions we take every day as an organisation through our goals, roles and governance of ensuring safe, personal, connected and effective care, supports our aim of Best Care for every client, every time. By building our client-centred, high-quality care and services on a solid foundation of governance and systems, ensures we are consistently meeting the highest standards possible. Silver Chain Group is accredited by a range of appropriate authorities.

Aged Care Quality Standards

We hold an accreditation with the Aged Care Quality Standards (formerly known as Home Care Common Standards). The new standards are designed to empower senior Australians and ensure they are provided with the care that is right for them. The standards are built on the fact that most people know what good care feels like. Each standard is about an aspect of care that contributes to safety, health and wellbeing. Our Home Care Package and Commonwealth Home Support Program services are both accredited under the Aged Care Quality Standards.

The 8 Aged Care Quality Standards are:

Standard 1. Consumer dignity and choice

I am treated with dignity and respect and can maintain my identity. I can make informed choices about my care and services and live the life I choose.

Standard 2. Ongoing assessment and planning with consumers

I am a partner in ongoing assessment and planning that helps me get the care and services I need for my health and wellbeing.

Standard 3. Personal and clinical care

I get personal care, clinical care, or both, that is safe and right for me.

Standard 4. Services and support for daily living

I get the services and supports for daily living that are important for my health and wellbeing and that enable me to do the things I want to do.

Standard 5. Our service environment

I feel I belong and am safe and comfortable in the service environment.

Standard 6. Feedback and complaints

I feel safe and am encouraged and supported to give feedback and make complaints. I am engaged in processes to address my feedback and complaints and appropriate action is taken.

Standard 7. Human resources

I get quality care and services when I need them from people who are knowledgeable, capable and caring.

Standard 8. Organisational governance

I am confident the organisation is well run. I can partner in improving the delivery of care and services.

The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards

We are also a member of the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS). ACHS is responsible for assessing healthcare organisations for accreditation. The National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHS Standards) provide a nationally consistent statement about the level of care you should expect to receive from a health service organsiation in areas that affect the safety and quality of care. Our next organisational quality accreditation survey against the NSQHS Standards will occur in early 2021 where we will be measured against each of the criteria listed in the second edition of the NSQHS Standards 1-8.