Presenter Pam Bridges, Consultant
- Pam Bridges Consulting
During her career, Pam has worked in a wide range of roles including (but not limited to):
Pam is a Registered Nurse BA (Social Welfare), Graduate Diploma (Health Services Management) and an Aged Care Quality Assessor. She has been involved with a wide range of State and National Committees and Reference Groups representing industry views and interests on behalf of the ACQ (LASA Q) membership. Pam is also included on the Department of Health and Ageing Nursing Advisor and Administrator Panel.
Pam’s wide ranging career experiences have enabled her to network with members across the state and across all streams i.e. retirement living, community and residential.
The Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) is the assessment process that is undertaken in Residential Aged Care services to determine the level of funding that the facility will receive to provide care and services to each individual.
The ACFI requires aged care services staff to undertake a number of assessments to identify the service requirements of clients under various headings. The overall result equates to a funding allocation for that individual. It is important that staff understand the ACFI process to ensure that the assessment and ongoing evaluation of the client under the ACFI rules so that all available funding is claimed. The ACFI is administered by the Federal Government and an auditing system is in place to ensure the claims that are made are correct.
In this session you will: