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Aged care enters a pressing cost management phase

It could be said that from the initiation of the new Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) in March of 2008 that the aged care sector was in a ‘revenue phase’ that saw the cumulative Care Income grow to 71% at March 2017 as shown in Figure 1.

FIGURE 1 Cumulative revenue

Now there will be a number of people who may see this figure and suggest that providers have done very nicely out of this growth, but while the revenue grew, so did the costs. For example Care Wages grew more than 75% in the same time period.

During this same period the Care Result (care revenue minus care expenses) grew from $4.40 per bed day in June 2007 to a sector high of $14.92 in September of 2011.

Then the first fiscal cliff appeared as the government looked to reign in the growth of their share of care revenue, so that by June 2013 the Care Result had fallen back to $6.79 per bed day. 

Callaghan, Lane, Somerville and Woods to speak at Forum

Fiona Somerville
Fiona Somerville

More speakers have joined our programme at the StewartBrown 2019 Aged Care Finance Forums: Professor Mike Woods of the University of Technology, Sydney; Rachel Lane, author and aged care consultant head of Aged Care Gurus; Mike Callaghan, Chair of the Aged Care Financing Authority; and Fiona Somerville, Director of The Ideal Consultancy, will be joining us and presenting their perspectives on the Aged Care sector. Leaving no capital city out, StewartBrown is holding a forum in each of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart and Launceston. Speakers will vary slightly from venue to venue, so we will be updating booked attendees by email - and in this space - with complete lists of speakers in each city.

June 2017 Aged Care Sector Reports Released

The StewartBrown Aged Care Financial Performance Survey incorporates detailed financial and supporting data from over 950 residential aged care facilities and 500 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.

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 2017 Aged Care Sector Reports Released

The StewartBrown Aged Care Financial Performance Survey incorporates detailed financial and supporting data from over 865 residential aged care facilities and 475 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.

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.

September 2017 Aged Care Sector Reports Released

The StewartBrown Aged Care Financial Performance Survey incorporates detailed financial and supporting data from over 830 residential aged care facilities and 420 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.

StewartBrown - Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce Submission (June 2018)

StewartBrown was invited to make a submission to the Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce by the Chairman, Professor John Pollaers. The Submission includes: a summary of benchmarking survey results, commentary on the industry and an organisational analysis.

StewartBrown Aged Care Financial Performance December 2019 Survey Sector Report

The StewartBrown December 2019 Aged Care Financial Performance Survey incorporates detailed financial and supporting data from 1,125 aged care homes and 36,529 home care packages across Australia. The quarterly survey is the largest benchmark in the aged care sector and provides invaluable insight into the trends and drivers of financial performance at the sector level and at the aged care home or programme level.

Click here to download the December 2019 survey Sector Report which includes a summary of the analysis completed on the organisational, residential care and home care data supplied by our participants, thank you to all the participants that supplied data for this survey.

If you have any queries regarding this report or on any of our audit and assurance or consulting services, please do not hesitate to contact our office on (02) 9412 3033 or call 0429 680 785.

StewartBrown Aged Care Survey - December Summary Results

The Aged Care Financial Performance Survey – December 2019 six months summary results can be downloaded here. We will be providing this style of summary results each quarter for ease of review to the wider stakeholder and general audience.

The detailed sector report will still be prepared and distributed as previously, and posted on our web as this sector report includes more specific commentary and analysis.

The sector report and participant reports will be distributed on Monday 23 March 2020.

EDIT: The sector report has now been released and can be accessed by clicking here.

StewartBrown’s 2019 Aged Care Finance Forum

Grant and Stuart Enlightening Perth last year

Our roadshow is taking an all-day forum around Australia, starting 15 October in Sydney then all the state capitals, and finishing in Launceston on 13 November.

Share Knowledge and Insights From Across the Whole Sector

The Aged Care Finance Forum is designed to inform the aged care sector. It explores the policy, operational and financial changes in the sector in 2019 and beyond, helping operators survive and prosper in an uncertain but exciting environment. The Forum is the opportunity for aged care providers and finance and operational staff across the sector to discuss challenges and share knowledge and insights.

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