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Nursing homes signing up for mock audits ahead of new rules

Results show some more than meet new standards kicking in next year

Published on Jun 9, 2014 8:40 AM

ALL nursing homes here will have to meet higher standards under new rules due to kick in by next year, and most have already taken steps to see where they stand.

More than three in four, or 53 out of 69, have signed up for mock audits to see if they match up in areas such as patient care.

And the results are "encouraging", said the government-linked Agency for Integrated Care (AIC), which runs the assessments.

"Several of (the homes) already have good policies and processes in place for the new domains... and some already exceed the standards," said a spokesman.

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