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Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency: Assessor handbook

Australian Government Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency Country Resources Older Persons General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans and service standards General Health Service Standards Australia 1 January 2011 Guidelines quality care, residential care

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This handbook is a reference document to guide aged care quality assessors in assessments
of residential aged care homes for the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency.
This handbook describes:
• the context and objectives of assessments
• principles underlying assessments
• methods and techniques to be applied when assessing
• using evidence to draw conclusions about homes’ performance against the Accreditation


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