Care Planning

Our staff are very aware that St Paul’s Hostel is the resident’s home and every effort is made to respect residents’ privacy and dignity and to meet individual needs.

During the first month a comprehensive assessment of needs and individual preference is completed.

The assessment information is used to formulate an individualised care plan in consultation with the resident or representative and other health care providers as appropriate. The care plan is confidential and only accessible to those staff and healthcare providers providing care.

Each month an evaluation is made to see if any changes to the care plan are required. The evaluation and any changes are made in consultation with the resident or representative.

Care planning is a requirement of the Aged Care Act 1997, the Commonwealth Department of Aged Care and the Aged Care Standards Accreditation Agency regularly review the care planning process to validate funding claims and to ensure quality care is being provided.