Category Archives: Aged Care

HR’s role in the new Aged Care Quality Standards – “Culture meets Care”

As we move closer to July 1, providers are being increasingly challenged to demonstrate their adherence to Standard 7 – Human Resources. These new standards, the Royal Commission, and the general metamorphosis of the consumer has resulted in unprecedented pressure on the Aged Care Industry. With this inevitable change in motion, organisations must demonstrate care […]

Trends that are shaping the future of Aged Care.

New funding models are set to transform the aged care sector, with consumers gaining an unprecedented level of market power. Aged care providers need to be ready to meet the demands of a growing population of older Australians looking for autonomy and control. The aged care industry is on the verge of far-reaching change, with […]

Is this the perfect storm? Workforce management in residential aged care.

A trend in declining funding, pressure to introduce staffing ratios, an increase in resident complex care needs combined with the difficulty in recruiting and retaining staff – is this the perfect storm in residential aged care workforce management? In isolation, each of these issues can prove challenging for Providers, not only in providing the level […]

Aged care tech spend, are you getting more bang for your buck?

Are we at a tipping point where incremental improvement comes at exponential cost? For decades technology has been improving rapidly and today we see massive leaps forward with consumer and industrial technologies.  Referred to as Moore’s Law, the doubling of transistors on the same sized integrated circuit every 24 months, tech companies have literally doubled […]

Broadband technology is revolutionising Aged Care – don’t be left behind

Australia’s aged care population is growing rapidly, placing an enormous strain on the sector to accommodate new residents. Broadband technology is the solution to this challenge, helping elderly Australians live longer while giving them more independence and choice. It’s also making life easier for providers, by enabling them to do more with less, to communicate more […]

Could Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) be suitable for your development project?

Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) methodology is a relationship based model focused on collaborative contracting. As an alternative to traditional lump sum tendering it enables risk to be allocated, by negotiation, to the party best able to manage and mitigate the risk. The Client Project team and contractor work together, in a contractual relationship with the […]

So much more for just a little more…

Providing Additional Services in Aged Care. Approximately 66% of all residential aged care revenue is sourced from Government. Providers are dependent on government policy and compensation rates. In recent times we have seen indexation caped or frozen and ACFI funding reduced. It is now imperative that Providers find new ways to generate revenue. Providers have […]

What Approved Providers can and cannot charge under the Aged Care Act

The Federal Court handed down a decision in Regis Aged Care Pty Limited v Secretary, Department of Health [2018] on 2 March 2018, confirming that the Aged Care Act 1997 (Cth) (Act) disallows approved providers from levying an “Asset Replacement Charge” on aged care residents. In Regis Aged Care Pty Limited v Secretary of Health […]

3 tips on how to sell the benefits of Additional Services in Aged Care.

1  It’s all in the language With the right language, additional services will seem like an exciting opportunity for residents to diversify and personalise their care. But with the wrong language, the new fees might seem like you’re just increasing costs. Avoid numbers and legal speak when you can, while keeping your message positive, inclusive […]