In 2017-18, the Department of Health issued 26 sanction notices to 21 aged care providers due to failure to meet quality standards. Overall, the number of sanctions issued to aged care providers more than doubled last financial year compared to the previous year, according to the Government’s annual aged care report. The number of consumers […]
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On September 16 the Prime Minister announced the establishment of a Royal Commission into the aged care sector, with the main aim of investigating the quality of care provided to older Australians. The Royal Commission came alongside a statement that the number of Aged Care complaints received had risen by 23% over the past 12 […]
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To protect yourself against ACFI changes and ensure you are receiving the maximum amount of funding, could it be time to review residents now? Tips to help identify if there is room for funding improvement: Review the numbers, not the letters To minimise complications, use the ACFI charts Use a calculator before you start any […]
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Allied Care Group have conducted Desktop Reviews on a sample of 3 residents per Facility across 8 Residential Aged Care Facilities around Australia. The Desktop Review compares the funding differences of the current ACFI funding model to the proposed R-ACFI funding model. The Review covers changes in: Activities of daily living Behaviours Complex Health Care and Pain Management Click here to see […]
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If a person is seeking access to aged care services that are funded under the Aged Care Act (1997), an ACAT is required. Such services as Residential Care, Flexible Care in the form of Transition Care, Residential Respite Care or a Home Care Package. A subsidy cannot be paid to an approved provider for providing […]
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Registrations for online learning with Dementia Training Australia (DTA) are now open. DTA is funded by the Australian Government to provide education and training to health and aged care staff who deliver care to people living with dementia. There are two courses for care workers and for managers. The training will assist in understanding dementia, […]
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The department engaged the University of Wollongong to develop options and recommendations to help inform the design of future residential aged care funding models. The webinar outlined 5 options for alternative funding models. The review illustrated the future is about being able to measure outcomes, and, moving away from cost to value for money. Tune in […]
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Amendments to the ACFI Classification Principles The following amendments have been made to the Classification Principles 2014 (the Principles), effective from 1 March 2017: If the User Guide requires a directive from a health care practitioner as evidence in respect of care mentioned in a question or part of a question in the Answer Appraisal […]
Imagine if you could engage all of your staff with one simple program that tracked the care needs of your residents in real time – knowing you were properly compensated for the care provided. Clinical Coach makes managing the care needs of residents easier than ever before. Clinical Coach is an innovative and unique software program designed […]