Residential Aged Care
Aged & Community Services SA & NT Inc (ACS SA & NT) is the peak industry body providing strategic leadership to 95% of the not-for-profit aged and community sector in South Australia and members in the Northern Territory. ACS SA & NT represents a wide range of retirement living, home care and residential care providers. We provide our members with practical information and support in their daily operations and service delivery. ACS SA & NT is part of the federation of State Associations which comprise Aged and Community Services Australia – the national peak body.
ACS Vision for aged and community care provision in South Australia
A well resourced aged and home care sector, offering timely access to services, and providing real choices for older people and their families to enable older people to live in a place and community of their choice. Residential aged care services are funded by the Commonwealth Government, along with resident contributions. They are subject to Commonwealth, State/Territory and Local Government regulations.
Many facilities are now offering ‘ageing-in-place’ where people remain in situ while additional services are provided as their needs increase. South Australia has the highest proportion of older people of all the Australian states. At present there are around 16,000 South Australians in residential aged care, and this is set to grow to around 50,000 by 2044-45. ACS represents 128 members who operate 12, 415 residential care places in 195 facilities across South Australia. ACS members have opportunities in developing and accessing policy positions, submissions, strategies in regard to key residential care matters. Collectively, ACS members provide leadership, policy direction and industry intelligence to issues that relate to the delivery of residential care. Not only do our members understand that older Australians want the freedom and flexibility to choose a lifestyle that best fits their needs and desires, they are also committed to providing their residents the very best care. Our members pride themselves on ensuring that resident well being, compassion and satisfaction are central to everything they do.
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