Home-based services refer to health or medical support provided in the comfort of someone’s home. This particular area provides support to people living in a wide range of circumstances, all with unique needs.
Clients include people with long-term support needs including physical disability, mental illness and chronic medical needs, so this standard looks at those areas in fine detail.
NZS 8158 – Home & Community Support Sector Standard also addresses the requirements for services to people with short-term needs such as following discharge from hospital or following referral from a primary health service.
The Q-Audit team are skilled at auditing this standard to ensure that home-based services operate at an optimum level.