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December 2017 Aged Care Benchmark Sector Reports Released

The StewartBrown December 2017 Aged Care Financial Performance Survey (ACFPS) incorporates detailed financial and supporting data from over 915 residential aged care facilities and over 21,400 home care packages (401 home care programs) across Australia. The quarterly survey is the largest financial benchmark within the aged care sector and provides invaluable insight into the trends and drivers of financial performance at the sector level and at the facility or program level.

2018 Financial Year Listed Aged Care providers analysis report

Overall, the financial results reflect the sector trends of pressure on revenue due to the FY18 freeze on ACFI indexation and ACFI scoring changes; occupancy pressures; and increases in staff costs.

As in prior periods, Estia and Regis both have a net tangible liability which is due to the fact the intangible assets are greater than the net tangible assets.

The ratio of liquid cash assets as a percentage of debt has decreased for all three providers due to the lower levels of cash and cash equivalents held.

June 2018 Aged Care Sector Reports Released

The StewartBrown June 2018 Aged Care Financial Performance Survey (ACFPS) incorporates detailed financial and supporting data from over 974 residential aged care facilities and over 24,952 home care packages across Australia. The quarterly survey is the largest benchmark within the aged care sector and provides an invaluable insight into the trends and drivers of financial performance at the sector level and at the facility or program level.

March 2018 Aged Care Sector Reports Released

The StewartBrown March 2018 Aged Care Financial Performance Survey (ACFPS) incorporates detailed financial and supporting data from over 911 residential aged care facilities and over 21,700 home care packages (412 home care programs) across Australia. The quarterly survey is the largest benchmark within the aged care sector and provides an invaluable insight into the trends and drivers of financial performance at the sector level and at the facility or program level.

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Aged Care

On 16 September the Prime Minister announced the establishment of a Royal Commission into the aged care sector. Consultation is underway until 25 September to develop the Terms of Reference, which the Government anticipates will include:

StewartBrown Submission to Senate Inquiry into Financial and Tax Practices of For-Profit aged care Providers

On 10 May 2018 the Australian Senate referred an Inquiry titled “the financial and tax practices of for‐profit  aged care providers” to the Economics References Committee, with a report due by 14 August 2018.   In particular, the Inquiry is to cover: 

  1. the use of any tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation strategies; 
  2. the associated impacts on the quality of service delivery, the sustainability of the sector, or value for  money for government; 
  3. the adequacy of accountability and probity mechanisms for the expenditure of taxpayer money; 
  4. whether current practices meet public expectations; and 
  5. any other related matters.

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