Projects Aged CareCommunity CareHACC

Home and Community Care (HACC) Standards Quality Assessments - Victoria

3
Rounds
7
Years
1,000+
Assessments

Projects Aged CareCommunity CareHACC

Home and Community Care (HACC) Standards Quality Assessments - Victoria

3
Rounds
7
Years
1,000+
Assessments

Projects Aged CareCommunity CareHACC

Home and Community Care (HACC) Standards Quality Assessments - Victoria

3
Rounds
7
Years
1,000+
Assessments
  • Services

    Quality Assurance

  • Status

    Complete

  • Client

    Department of Health and Human Services

  • Jurisdiction

    Victoria

AHA was engaged to conduct quality assessments of Department-funded HACC service providers in Victoria against the HACC National Service Standards. In total AHA conducted more than 1,000 site visits and assessments over three assessment rounds.

The Home and Community Care (HACC) Program supports people to live independently in their own homes. Services are delivered in accordance with the HACC National Service Standards.

The first round of HACC assessments involved 481 service providers and included:

  • Development and pilot testing of assessment tools, including the National Service Standards Instrument (NSSI)
  • Delivering large-scale information and training sessions to staff of service providers
  • Conducting desk-based review and on-site assessment of each provider
  • Consulting with consumers via surveys and focus groups
  • Supporting HACC service providers to implement continuous quality improvement processes to achieve the best outcomes for their clients.

Both the training and assessment program were highly successful, and the majority of HACC service providers reported that they saw significant benefits from the assessment process.

AHA was subsequently engaged to conduct two further rounds of HACC quality assessments, both achieving similar success.

The HACC program provides funding for services which support frail older people, younger people with disabilities and their carers. These services provide basic support and maintenance to people living at home and whose capacity for independent living is at risk.