Notices of Non-compliance and Sanctions in Hopevale Aged Hostel

Service Provider: Hope Vale Aboriginal Council

Sanctions


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Status Status Archived
Sanctions applied Sanctions applied Revocation of approved provider status unless an adviser, with nursing experience, approved by the Commonwealth, who has the appropriate skills, qualifications and background to assist the home to comply with their responsibilities, is appointed by the approved provider for a period of 6 months. Vary the conditions to the allocation of places at the home so that the payment of subsidy is restricted to care recipients who are already receiving care at the home and to any care recipient who enters the service after the date of the Sanction if the care recipient does not require a high level of residential care. This sanction will cease to have effect 7 days after the adviser required under the Sanction commences work at the home. Revocation of approved provider status unless the approved provider agrees to provide training for its officers, employees and agents particularly in the areas of: delivery of clinical care; roles and responsibilities of staff; and clinical record-keeping.
Sanctions date Sanctions date 03/03/2011
Expiry date Expiry date 02/09/2011
Reason(s) for sanction Reason(s) for sanction The Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency (the Agency) identified serious risk, in relation to; clinical oversight for residents with complex clinical care needs; medication administration and management; information management systems; and human resource management.
Current status of service Current status of service The Department and the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency are continuing to monitor the service. On 22 March 2011, the Agency advised that serious risk had been mitigated. The Sanction restricting the payment of subsidy for new high care residents has expired. Remaining sanctions in place On 2 September 2011, sanctions expired.

Details
Status Status Archived
Sanctions applied Sanctions applied Revocation of approved provider status, unless an adviser, with a clinical background and nursing experience, who has the appropriate skills, qualifications and background to assist the approved provider to comply with their responsibilities, and is approved by the Commonwealth, is appointed by the approved provider for a period of six (6) months. The approved provider is not eligible to receive Australian Government subsidies for any new care recipients until seven (7) days after the commencement of the adviser. Revocation of approved provider status, unless the approved provider agrees to provide relevant training within six (6) months, at its expense, for its officers, employees and agents to support them in meeting the needs of care recipients.
Sanctions date Sanctions date 04/11/2012
Expiry date Expiry date 03/05/2013
Reason(s) for sanction Reason(s) for sanction The Accreditation Agency provided the Department with a report that identified serious risk at the Service. The Department identified serious issues of concern, including: *Care staff do not have adequate skills to perform their roles; *Medications are not being provided as prescribed; *Unskilled care staff are making decisions on the use of "as required" medications; *Resident's nursing care has been provided without individual care plans to guide staff; and *Methods for checking safe medication management have not identified unsafe staff practices.
Current status of service Current status of service The Department and the Agency are continuing to monitor the Service. The Residents and Representatives meeting was held on 8 November 2012. A Nurse Adviser has commenced work at the Service. On 13 November 2012, the Accreditation Agency made a decision that serious risk at the Service had been resolved.