Complexity associated with the application of the new Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) has resulted in significant funding risk to residential aged care operators.
Optimisation of care in line with the intent of the new ACFI has been far from realised by operators today as they struggle to apply sufficient process to optimise claiming and strengthen care provision.
Although, complexity of the tool itself is a key reason why its application has been difficult, internal capacity of the organisation to coordinate the delivery of pain management and palliative care intervention can lack the sophistication needed to optimise results, as much in terms of quality care as in financial return.
Such areas of service delivery are reliant on a coordinated approach to service delivery due to the many determinants required to support claiming in such areas.
The One Care Network Aged Care Funding Optimisation Model has been developed as an innovative service delivery model that brings together unique information technology creations within a communication and organizational structure to improve the internal capacity of a residential aged care facility to support the delivery of such important aspects of service delivery today.
As commonwealth prerogative continues to move in the direction of increasing available places within the community aged care sector, residents requiring accommodation within the residential segment are frailer and require more palliative oriented services supporting complex pain management and other complimentary therapies.