The Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC) is a proposed new assessment and funding model for residential aged care (RAC). Over the 12 months to March 2022, everyone living in a Government funded RAC facility (excluding residents in palliative care) will have an AN-ACC assessment. This ‘shadow assessment period’ will run alongside the current ACFI assessment process and is designed to facilitate an easy transition to the AN-ACC model.
The AN-ACC model aims to strengthen RAC funding and promote better care for senior Australians, through:
AHA has been contracted to conduct AN-ACC assessments across Victoria. AHA will conduct about 40,000 assessments at 400 aged care facilities in the Western Metropolitan, Eastern Metropolitan, Grampians, Loddon-Mallee and Gippsland regions of Victoria.
AHA’s assessment team comprises over 40 clinically qualified assessors, all of whom have more than 5 years’ experience working in aged care and are committed to working with facility residents and staff respectfully and sensitively.
Over 240,000 people live in residential aged care facilities across Australia