Accreditation nod for Yaralla Place nursing home

A Maryborough nursing home in Queensland that was found to have seriously risked the health of its elderly residents has now received full accreditation.

Six months ago, Queensland Health's Yaralla Place nursing home in Maryborough failed to meet federal standards for the care of its 94 elderly residents.

Auditors found problems with hygiene, nutrition and fluid intake, skin care and health assessments.

The home was sanctioned and a ban was placed on the admission of new residents.

Since then, Queensland Health has overhauled management of the nursing home and implemented new health care plans.

It says the results of a recent audit were positive and the facility has now gained full accreditation from the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency.

The accreditation is valid for six months.

Source: ABC News