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Meet Aged Care Mandated Requirements with Remote Patient Monitoring

Aged care providers across Australia are concerned that they will be struggling to find nursing staff to meet the demands of a new mandate that will require them to have at least one Registered Nurse on duty at all times. The new requirement, which comes into effect on July 1, is part of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission’s (ACQSC) new licensing standards for aged care homes.


Meet Aged Care Mandated Requirements with Remote Patient Monitoring



The ACQSC says it hopes to improve the quality of care in residential aged care facilities by ensuring there are enough registered nurses working within residential aged care facilities. But concerns are growing among industry stakeholders that more aged care homes will become at risk of closing down when 24/7 nursing requirements are mandated in July. These concerns are especially prevalent among providers in rural and regional areas where Registered Nurses (RN) are even more scarce than in metropolitan Australia.


From July 1, all aged care homes must have at least one RN on duty at all times, but aged care providers fear more reprimanding from the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission as they struggle to obtain enough nurses to meet the mandated requirements.


Remote patient monitoring technology can help address this problem by providing real-time monitoring and feedback, enabling RN’s to monitor patients from a distance. This digital health technology allows them to be on duty without having to be on site, which can increase the amount of time spent with patients and provide a solution to staff shortages.


Remote patient monitoring systems allow clinicians to monitor patient activity levels and vital signs (such as blood pressure) from their homes or other locations away from aged care facilities. It also helps clinicians identify signs of deterioration early so they can intervene before it becomes critical.


It can also help identify people who need additional support or assistance with their daily living activities – such as bathing or eating – so they can be provided with appropriate care services if necessary.


Remote Patient Monitoring can be used in a variety of situations including:

  • To monitor the health status of elderly people living in aged care facilities.

  • To monitor the health status of patients who are unable to leave their home due to illness or disability.

  • To monitor patients in remote areas with limited access to medical services.

See how Remote Patient Monitoring can help meet the mandates set by the ACQSC. We're happy to assist you with your questions, concerns and comments. Contact us via email at hello@healthisense.com.au

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