results are in
The 2016-17 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) results have been announced. Of the 10,000 places available in the ACAR 9,991 have been allocated with 60 places deferred.
The 2016-17 ACAR was the most competitive on record with providers applying for a total of 45,053 places. This is higher than 2015 where 38,868 places were sought and in 2014 just 19,169 places sought. Ideal contributed to the success of close to 15% of successful allocations in the 2016-17 ACAR.
Top five allocations net a quarter of all places
The top five providers in terms of number of places allocated were all for profit organisations. Between Lendlease (756 places), Signature Care (640), Aegis (353), Regis (352) and Infinite (305), the top five providers scooped up 24.4% of total places.
allocation based on need
Amongst other factors the Department allocated places based on their calculations of need – highest, high, moderate and low. While there was a preference for places allocated in areas of highest need there were still allocations in all categories. In Ideal’s experience this was based on a …