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Tick of approval for aged care facility

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(L-R) Tracey, Peter, Ashley and Colleen are just some of the caring staff associated with the Aged Care facility in Ballan. Photo – BDH&C
(L-R) Tracey, Peter, Ashley and Colleen are just some of the caring staff associated with the Aged Care facility in Ballan. Photo – BDH&C

By Kate Taylor

Ballan District Health and Care has hit its target – 44 times over, in fact.

The Aged Care team officially received renewal of their aged care accreditation with flying colours – meeting all 44 National Standards set by the Australian Government.

The extensive audit process to have accreditation renewed is mandatory of all providers and takes place every three years, through the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency.

The audit covers management systems, health and personal care, care recipient lifestyle, and the physical environment.

BDHC Chief Executive Wayne Weaire said the renewal is testament to the dedicated and skilled staff and volunteers who work closely with the Aged Care residents.

“After dozens of interviews and three days of observations and document analysis, the Agency found Ballan District Health & Care worthy of re-accreditation with merit,” Mr Weaire said.

“The accreditors’ feedback included compliments from residents about the quality of care provided: ‘they care”, “They do the little things” and “They are there for us.’

“This is a fantastic achievement. We are always looking at ways we can improve the services and facilities we provide the Ballan and District community and meeting all 44 standards reflects this,” he said.

Ballan District Health & Care has been providing aged care services since 1966.