New National Quality Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People
11th March 2008. The Health Information and Quality Authority today published the National Quality Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People. The standards will safeguard and protect the rights of older people living in residential care settings and will support service providers in providing the highest quality of care.
For the first time, all residential care settings for older people run by private and voluntary providers and the Health Service Executive will be inspected by an independent Authority. Once the necessary regulations, set by the Minister for Health and Children, are in place, the Social Services Inspectorate of the Authority will register and inspect all these residential care settings to ensure that they are delivering care in accordance with the new quality standards.
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