Category Archives: Policy

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 […]

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 […]